Yes, I know it’s Saturday.
The Black Friday sales for DNA kits will continue through the weekend and into Monday. I have no inside knowledge, but I’m sure that there will be sales after Black Friday weekend, through the month of December, but the prices for DNA kits may not be as good.
Here’s everything in one place.
This is a great time to:
- Make sure you’re in the big 4 databases. Each vendor has benefits that the others don’t have.
- Purchase kits for close family members meaning parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, etc. for those databases as well. For your genealogy, you don’t need your children (they have a subset of your DNA) or your siblings if you have tested BOTH parents.
- Purchase kits to use later in the year.
Here are the Black Friday weekend vendor sale prices:
- FamilyTreeDNA – Family Finder autosomal test, includes ethnicity, chromosome browser and phased family matching – $49 – free shipping for purchases of $99 or more – click here to purchase.
- FamilyTreeDNA – Y DNA tests for males for the direct patrilineal (surname) line begins at $99 with free shipping – click here to purchase.
- FamilyTreeDNA – Mitochondrial DNA for direct matrilineal (mother’s mother’s mother’s direct line) full sequence test – $139 with free shipping – click here to purchase.
Both Y and mitochondrial DNA tests help to build the genetic trees of both mankind and womankind.
Upgrades are on sale too – just sign on to your kit and take a look.
Not sure about the different kinds of DNA and when to order which test? I wrote a short article, 4 Kinds of DNA for Genetic Genealogy, that explains.
- MyHeritageDNA – autosomal test includes ethnicity, chromosome browser, triangulation, and Theories of Family Relativity – $39 with free shipping for 2 or more kits – click here to purchase.
- AncestryDNA – autosomal test includes ethnicity and ThruLines – $49 with free shipping – click here to purchase.
- 23andMe Ancestry – ancestry only autosomal test, (no health) includes ethnicity, triangulation, and genetic trees – $88.95 with free shipping – click here to purchase.
- 23andMe Ancestry + Health – includes above plus health and traits – $99 with free shipping – click here to purchase.
This is the sale everyone waits for – so if you’re interested, now is the time.
I receive a small contribution when you click on some of the links to vendors in my articles. This does NOT increase the price you pay but helps me to keep the lights on and this informational blog free for everyone. Please click on the links in the articles or to the vendors below if you are purchasing products or DNA testing.
Thank you so much.
DNA Purchases and Free Transfers
- FamilyTreeDNA – Y, mitochondrial and autosomal DNA testing
- MyHeritage DNA – ancestry autosomal DNA only, not health
- MyHeritage FREE DNA file upload – transfer your results from other vendors free
- AncestryDNA – autosomal DNA only
- 23andMe Ancestry – autosomal DNA only, no Health
- 23andMe Ancestry Plus Health
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
- Genealogical.com – lots of wonderful genealogy research books
The FTDNA Black Friday sale includes upgrades as well:
You’re right. I added a note about that. Thank you.
Ancestry link goes to an Amazon page that says it’s not available.
Well, that’s too bad. It was earlier today.