FamilyTreeDNA just launched a Black Friday sale that offers two great values.
- The Family Finder test alone for just $39. The is the lowest this test has ever been and is a great value!
- A combination of the Family Finder autosomal test plus the myDNA Wellness test for $59.
Most people are already familiar with the Family Finder autosomal test, but this is the first time the myDNA Wellness test has been bundled. You’ll recall that myDNA merged with FamilyTreeDNA in January of 2021.
The myDNA Wellness test offers 30 Health and Wellness Insights. Of course, the bundle includes the Family Finder test too.
myDNA Wellness Test
I’m not familiar with the myDNA Wellness test, so I did some digging.
In summary, the myDNA Wellness test provides:
- myDNA Personalized Wellness Reports
- DNA Insights for things like Power vs Endurance, Injury Prevention, Stamina, Recovery
- Nutrition including Caffeine
- B Vitamins, Bone Health, Heart Health, Iron
- Sleep Routine
- DNA-Powered Plans including meals and workouts
- Key to working with your body for lifelong behaviors
- An app for your mobile device in addition to reports on your personal page at FamilyTreeDNA. (Note that project administrators cannot view these results.)
You can take a look at the Wellness report information, here.
I have not taken the Wellness test yet, but those who have indicate that it helps them understand their body includes things such as meal planning based on their genetic needs. I would actually order the test for the meal planning feature alone which is tuned to my individual body.
The Health and Wellness product is not focused on telling you something one time, but on helping you live successfully over time.
Upgrades to Health and Wellness for Current Customers
You may be wondering if current customers can upgrade to the myDNA Wellness test.
FamilyTreeDNA is in the process of rolling out the myDNA Wellness upgrade opportunity in stages to groups of their existing customers.
FamilyTreeDNA has run DNA tests on multiple DNA chip versions over many years. Currently, a subset of customers who have tested on the GSAv2 chip that went into production in March of 2019 are eligible for upgrades to the myDNA Wellness test. Not everyone on that chip version is eligible quite yet but will be soon.
Customers who tested on earlier chip versions or transferred their DNA file from another company that uses a different chip would need to re-swab and will be able to see when they are eligible on their account at FamilyTreeDNA.
You can sign on to your account, here, to determine if you are eligible to upgrade.
If you are eligible now, you’ll see the myDNA Wellness Membership section if you scroll down beneath the Genealogy DNA products. It’s just below the Additional Tests and Tools. If you don’t see this section, you’re not currently eligible.
If you click on the myDNA Wellness link, you’ll see that the myDNA upgrade is on sale for $39.
If you’re not eligible just yet, you will be soon. I’ll be ordering a Wellness test as soon as I’m eligible.
Family Finder and More
The Family Finder test without the Wellness product is only $39 which is an amazing value. It has never been priced this low before. What a great time to stock up.
Testing your relatives will help your genealogy and theirs as well. It’s more than just a one-time test though.
You can link tests of people you match to your tree which allows FamilyTreeDNA to automatically assign your common matches to either your maternal or paternal side.
That’s the first question genealogists want to know. Does someone match me maternally, paternally, or on both sides.
Taking a DNA test, uploading a tree and linking matches to their proper place in your tree is the key to having those 4627 people you see above identified as maternal or paternal for me. I didn’t have to lift a finger. My Family Finder test plus linking matches in my tree allowed FamilyTreeDNA to do it for me.
The more relatives you link on your tree, the more matches FamilyTreeDNA can bucket maternally or paternally for you. So, order DNA tests for aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone!
Order Holiday Gifts Now
I always ask my relatives what they’d like to know when I order their DNA tests. That way they have something to look forward to when the results come back, and I have more tools to answer those questions. My relatives love hearing about what we’ve discovered together and how it relates to them.
We’ve pushed through some brick walls that I thought would never fall – and they wouldn’t have if my relatives hadn’t agreed to DNA test.
The easiest purchase this year is a DNA test for family members. No lines and no worries. More, importantly, it’s a lifelong gift that keeps on giving.
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