I just received the message below from Family Tree DNA on their Family Finder Sale.
This is a very good sale on a very useful product. Remember that DNA kits can be kept for years if not exposed to heat (think trunk of the car in summer), so it may be wise to take advantage of this sale, especially before Sept 30 as it helps the hurricane relief efforts.
It is wise to test various 1st-3rd cousins, siblings, parents, and older generations. This autosomal test provides matches up to the 5th and often though to the 10th generations, depending upon various situations (endogamy). By testing cousins, you can often determine which line of your pedigree chart to search for the common ancestor of a match. By testing parents, you can move the matches back one more generation from you. By testing siblings, you can discover matches that don't match you as each person inherits differently.
This test is the most popular DNA test. Although AncestryDNA does the same type of test, you cannot see the particular DNA segments you share with others. Although 23andMe provides the same type of test and you can see the segments, it costs $99 plus shipping. Family Tree DNA has their Family Finder test on sale for $69 (not inc. shipping). Family Tree DNA is the only company of the major three that focuses only on genealogy.
If you already have a Y-DNA or mtDNA test at Family Tree DNA, just go to your personal webpages and order the Family Finder test.
Buy some tests for the future and for holiday gifts.
Thank you for testing...you may be my cousin!