One of the challenges I have with conferences is that I spend so much time in the vendor area. Books, maps and DNA baubles are bright shiny objects to me.
I ran across Alex Coss in his role as “Chief DNA Celebrator” in his booth. Yes, that’s really what his business card says. I’m sure it won’t surprise you now when I tell you the name of his company is “Celebrate DNA.”
I ordered two items from Celebrate DNA to celebrate my own genetic heritage. I love wearing DNA-themed items. People ask questions and I get to explain how much fun DNA is and how critical to genealogy.
The great thing about Alex’s items is that many (most) of Alex’s products are customized for you based on your own DNA results.
I particularly like my double helix t-shirt. I know, that’s the geeky side of me showing through.
Celebrate DNA has are a lot more styles to select from in both t-shirts and sweatshirts.
I think these would be great to wear to family reunions and are sure to be conversation starters.
Now, I want a canvas bag with my heritage splashed across the world. I don’t care if the percentages align with my genealogy or not, because my ancestors are from those locations. My history lives there.
I *need* this shirt for research trips, but perhaps in a different background color! There are lots of colors to choose from.
Celebrate DNA offers many other items too; mugs, bags, posters, hats and more.
These would make great genealogy holiday gifts for yourself or others.
Celebrate DNA is having a sale and offering an additional discount if you order by clicking here, then enter ESTES10 to receive a 10% discount on top of the sale prices.
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DNA Purchases and Free Transfers
- FamilyTreeDNA – Y, mitochondrial and autosomal DNA testing
- MyHeritage DNA – ancestry autosomal DNA only, not health
- MyHeritage DNA plus Health
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Genealogy Products and Services
- MyHeritage FREE Tree Builder – genealogy software for your computer
- MyHeritage Subscription with Free Trial
- Legacy Family Tree Webinars – genealogy and DNA classes, subscription based, some free
- Legacy Family Tree Software – genealogy software for your computer
- Legacy Tree Genealogists – professional genealogy research
Fun DNA Stuff
- Celebrate DNA – customized DNA themed t-shirts, bags and other items
Alex is a really nice guy. I met him 2 yrs. ago when he expressed how he wanted a booth here at Jamboree. I think I remember seeing that he was at rootstech.
I have yet to get something that I would like, despite it being customizable.
Yes, I met him at RootsTech. And he is a really nice guy. I want one of those maps printed on cotton fabric for a quilt!
Love the quilt idea, Roberta! Also love the double Helix T, also. Sadly, my ‘ethnicity’ changes about every month or so! It keeps deleting ones I have always had prior, and adding in a lot of Scandinavian which I have never had. How unethical would it be if I pick the closest one that matches what I know from doing my tree as far back as 10 generations in most cases? (and of course using my mtDNA Ancestor info as an extra check point).
It’s your t-shirt. You can do whatever you want.
These look like fun!
FYI. If you are going to RootsTech, you can preorder anything and save on the shipping. You can pick up your order at our booth. Just use code Booth418 at checkout.
That’s a great way to save on shipping!
Roberta, what color are you thinking for the Day of Dead Tee above? You said you wanted it but in a different color? I can customize it for you as a late holiday gift.
What do you think about red maybe? Purple is my fave but the skull already has purple, right?
What a sweet offer.
Any idea about what has happened to Celebrate DNA and Alex Coss? The website is down and the Facebook page has not been updated for long either. Do you happen to know, if there is an alternative way to buy from him, or an alternative place to buy high-quality DNA merchandise like this?
No, I have no idea. Have you tried to message him?