DNA Testing - know the In's and Out's of it. Genetic Genealogy, a new branch of genealogy combining genetics and traditional genealogy research, is the most accurate tool for the family historian. Family connections can be proven or disproven. DNA testing can support a paper trail which is often in question given the lack of surviving records. Its popularity grows daily with thousands testing monthly throughout the world.
Not only does Family Tree DNA have sales on many of their tests, they are allowing FREE shipping on the kits. This is a great sale. You do not always see upgrades on sale.
Also, the tests below the FMS (Full Mitochondrial Sequence) are now quite antiquated. You really need the FMS.
The same goes for any Y-DNA test below a Y-37. AND, frankly, that is even not real useful, especially if you are in a major haplogroup.
It is wise to upgrade these tests since so many people are testing and you need to know more detail about how you connect to them.
Family Finder (FF).......Reg. $79; now $49
Y-37 ..............................Reg. $169; now $99
Y-111.............................Reg. $359; now $199
Big Y700.......................Reg. $649; now $399
FMS...............................Reg. $199; now $139
$9 off of each additional tested added to a bundle
Y-12 to 37......................Reg. $109; now $79
Y-12 to 67......................Reg. $199; now $149
Y-12 to 111....................Reg. $359; now $169
Y-25 to 37......................Reg. $59; now $49
Y-25 to 67......................Reg. $159; now $119
Y-25 to 111....................Reg. $269; now $149
Y-37 to 67......................Reg. $109; now $69
Y-37 to 111....................Reg. $228; now $119
Y-67 to 111....................Reg. $99; now $69
Y-12 to Big Y-700.............Reg. $629; now $359
Y-25 to Big Y-700.............Reg. $599; now $349
Y-37 to Big Y-700.............Reg. $569; now $319
Y-67 to Big Y-700.............Reg. $499; now $259
Y-111 to Big Y-700............Reg. $499; now $229
Big Y-500 to Big Y-700....Reg. $249; now $189
mtDNA to FMS.................Reg. $159; now $99
mtPlus to FMS...................Reg. $159; now $99
This Week Only: DNA Uploads Are Completely Free Forever (Including All Advanced DNA Features!)
You are saving the $29 uploading fee.
Why upload to MyHeritage
Huge global user base of more than 3.5 million people
The best service worldwide for European DNA matches
Advanced and innovative DNA tools Including Chromosome Browser, AutoClusters, Theory of Family Relativity™ and much more
DNA data uploaded to MyHeritage is completely private and secure. Only you can see the DNA data you upload.
MyHeritage will never sell data to insurance companies, and we have a strict policy prohibiting the use of our DNA services by law enforcement agencies.
What the limited-time offer includes
If you take advantage of this offer and upload your raw DNA data this week, in addition to the basic DNA features such as receiving, exporting, and contacting DNA Matches and viewing shared ancestral surnames, you’ll be able to access the following features absolutely free, not just this week but also in the future:
View family trees and pedigree charts of your DNA Matches
Shared DNA Matches
Shared ancestral places
Theory of Family Relativity™
Go to this MyHeritage link to learn how to upload your DNA results.
November 1 to November 28 Great Savings!!! --- $20 to $270 OFF Selected Tests.
Today marks the beginning of our Thanksgiving Sale! Below you can
find pricing for the sale as well as some important changes for the
Big Y BAM
Starting today, Big Y participants will see some
changes to how they are able to download raw data for the Big Y
product. Below are further details.
For customers who purchase a Big Y-700 starting 11/01/19, the product
will not include downloadable raw data. However, customers will have
the option to purchase the “Big Y Raw Data” product after the Big Y
test has begun processing.
Customers who purchased a Big Y-700 or Big Y-500 prior to 11/01/19,
will continue to have access to their downloadable raw data. These
existing customers will see a new product added to their Order
History called “Big Y Raw Data.” This product has been added at no
charge to ensure continued access to their downloadable raw data.
The downloadable raw data is expensive for FTDNA to provide for our
customers and only a small portion of Big Y participants request this
download. Rather than continue to pass this cost along to all Big Y
participants, we have chosen to only charge those who wish to
download their BAM file for that data. This change allows us to
reduce the price of the test, which in turn will give more customers
the ability to participate in Big Y testing and building the
Y-67 is not included in this sale since Y-111 is at
the price point we would normally have Y-67. For this reason, we have
disabled the Y-67 product for new Y-DNA testers to minimize
inquiries. However, the option to upgrade to Y-67 is still available.
Family History Fanatics is holding a great webinar (eConference) August 9, 2019. FHF is operated by Andy and Devon Noel Lee. This is a genealogy education company with books and presentations available at conferences and online. See their website here.
FHF eConferences are an inexpensive webinar from some well-known speakers. Their press release:
Summer of DNA eConference
Genetic genealogy can be
confusing, but several tools and strategies can help us make more sense
of it all. Sponsored by
MyHeritage, all registrants have a chance to win one of 4 DNA kits and other
This conference will discuss
the new Theory of Family Relativity tool from MyHeritage DNA and how
to process DNA matches that
have endogamy involved. You'll also learn how to choose who in your
family should take a DNA
test to help with your cousin match quest. Finally, you'll come to
understand the purposes of
atDNA and how to make more cousin discovers and verify your lineage.
DATE: Friday, 9 August 2019
Begins 8:30 am Central
TOPICS & PRESENTERS
Theory of Family Relativity
and Other MyHeritage DNA Tools - Daniel Horowitz
Testing Family Members (why
& who to choose) - Donna Rutherford
atDNA: Verify, Correct,
Expand - Emily Aulicino
When Your Tree Is a Banyan:
Working with Endogamy and DNA - Leah Larkin
After the individual
sessions, the four panelists will return for an open panel discussion about writing.
Early bird pricing is $19.99
until July 31st. After that, pricing will increase to $24.99. You MUST register
by August 7th to watch the eConference and obtain the handouts.
·The eConference is open to
anyone with an internet connection who is ready to have fun while learning!
·If you can't attend the live
broadcast, you will have access to the replay for 30 days!
The conference producers are
the Family History Fanatics, a genealogy education company that focuses on
putting the fun in online learning. See the difference the FHF Group puts
together for you! If you are interested in scheduling your own eConference
fundraiser, email email@example.com
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS & TOPICS
Theory of Family
Relativity and Other MyHeritage DNA Tools - Daniel Horowitz,
Description: MyHeritage DNA test can reveal valuable family history
information and enable you to
connect with relatives you
never knew. Among the useful newest tools offered are: The Theory of Family
genealogical information from all our collections of 10+ billion historical
and family tree profiles, to
offer theories on how you and your DNA Matches might be related, and The
AutoClusters organizes your
matches who likely belong to the same branch and have a common
ancestor, shedding light on
the relationship paths that connect you and your matches.
More about Daniel: Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage,
providing, key contributions
liaising with genealogy
societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences
around the world. Dedicated
to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of
the family history project
"Searching for My Roots" in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is
involved in several
crowdsource digitization and
transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel
Testing Family Members
(why & who to choose) - Donna
Description : This class will outline the benefits of having additional
family members test and which family members you should choose. It will explain
what to consider and how to go about creating a test plan to answer specific
genealogical questions. The general theory will be backed up by examples of how
to use your own results coupled with your family results to solve your
More about Donna: Donna Rutherford is a New Zealander with English and Scottish
ancestry. She has
been involved with genealogy
for many years and more recently genetic genealogy. Donna works in
London in the IT industry as
a Global Business Operations Manager. In her spare time, she manages a
Facebook group to help
others with their DNA research. She has worked with Y DNA, mtDNA and has a lot of
experience with autosomal DNA for her own research and helping others. Donna
specializes in making the complex side of DNA testing easy to understand for
those who are new to genetic genealogy and want to maximize the use of their
DNA kits. She has been a regular speaker at genealogy events across the UK
& Ireland for the past 3 years.
atDNA: Verify, Correct, Expand - Emily Aulicino
Description : Do you have conflicting family stories? Are you certain your
cousins are your cousins? Are
you at a dead-end for some
ancestral lines? Learn how autosomal DNA testing can help you verify your
lineage, correct your oral
family history, and expand your pedigree chart. Through various success
stories, you can discover
how others have triumphed and how you can as well.
More about Emily: Emily Aulicino, a retired teacher and Speaker and Regional
Coordinator for the
International Society of
Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG), will explain the basics of Genetic Genealogy, how
DNA testing helps
genealogical research, and how to choose a testing company. Time will be
When Your Tree Is a
Banyan: Working with Endogamy and DNA - Leah Larkin
Description : Endogamy, the practice of marrying within a specific group,
often results in members of that
group being related to one
another multiple ways. This can cause relatives to share more DNA than
expected and can complicate
genetic genealogy analyses. This talk will address how to identify
endogamy and best practices
for working with it.
More about Leah: Leah Larkin earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of
Texas at Austin, where
she used DNA to study the
relationships among different species. She has worked in both academia and
scientific publishing and
applies those research skills daily to her work as a professional specializing