27 June 2013

FTDNA's Sizzling Summer Sale --- HOT! HOT! HOT!!!!


Summer is here and the temperatures are rising!  SO...jump into the Gene Pool and take advantage of this wonderful sale!!!  What a sale Family Tree DNA has for us now!
Truly a HOT one!

Their announcement just appeared to all the Administrators:

Dear Project Administrator,

Summer is once again upon us and it is time for our Sizzling Summer event! Our successful summers over the last two years have led us to offer you great values again this year. So, let's work together to grow your projects and to grow our database.

We have been working with Illumina to offer our Family Finder autosomal test for only $99 during our summer event. In fact, if we receive enough orders at $99, Illumina may be able to help us keep it at this extremely low of rate of $99!

As you take advantage of our summer event, remember that the permanency of the $99 Family Finder test is actually in your hands!

Beginning on Thursday, June 27, 2013 and running until Friday, July 26, 2013, we will offer the following: 
Family Finder was $289 Now $99
mtDNA Full Sequence was $289 Now $189
Y-DNA37 was $169 Now $129
Y-DNA67 was $268 Now $208
Y-DNA111 was $359 Now $308
Family Finder + Y-DNA37 was $368 Now $228
Family Finder + Y-DNA67 was $467 Now $307
Family Finder + mtDNAFullSequence was $398 Now $288
Comprehensive Genome (Y-DNA67, FMS & FF) was $666 Now $496



12 June 2013

Family Tree DNA's Father's Day Sale


It is time to honor all fathers, past and present, and what a better way to do it than to give your father a Y-DNA test to allow him to see how he connects along his all male line back to the oldest known male ancestor.  This ancestor is the progenitor of all living males!  And what a way for fathers to leave a bit of themselves connected to their descendants for many, many years to come!

Honor your father with a Y-DNA test or an upgrade.

Family Tree DNA wrote to all their Project Administrators:

Since last summer's upgrade sale was such huge success, we thought we'd repeat history! Project Administrators like you played a very important role in last year's success by broadcasting the sale to project members. As your project members upgrade, the resolution of results and comparisons we provide greatly improves. So, please spread the word and we'll make this year's upgrade sale even bigger!

From June 12, 2013 through June 19, 2013, we will reduce the following prices.
Y-DNA 12 to 25 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 12 to 37 was $99 Now $69
Y-DNA 12 to 67 was $189 Now $148
Y-DNA 25 to 37 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 25 to 67 was $148 Now $114
Y-DNA 25 to 111 was $249 Now $224
Y-DNA 37 to 67 was $99 Now $79
Y-DNA 37 to 111 was $220 Now $188
Y-DNA 67 to 111 was $129 Now $109

To order an upgrade at these special prices your members can log into their personal pages with their kit number and password. Click on the "Order Upgrade" button located on the right side of the menu bar. Then click on the "Special Offers" button.


You have never ordered a test at FTDNA yet?
To get a test and use this upgrade sale:
1.  Go to the FTDNA website
2.  Click on ORDER NOW just after you read the announcement of the $49 Y-DNA test.
3.  Order a Y-12 marker test for $49
4.  Once you get the kit number and your password (It is on your order), call FTDNA to add the upgrade you desire.  The number, again, is:  713-868-1438.  You cannot order the upgrade from your personal website, but when you call the customer representative will take your request for an upgrade, and it will be honored when the test is "batched" (i.e., put in a group for testing).  You will need to watch your webpage to see when it is batched.  Look under ORDER HISTORY.  At that time, call the company and give them your kit number and credit card information for the upgrade.  They will honor the price as you requested it during the sale.

IMO, not the easiest situation for the customer, but it is a nice savings and worth the extra effort.


11 June 2013

Family Tree DNA Accepts AncestryDNA's Autosomal Tests at a Sale Price

Have you taken the autosomal test at 23andMe or AncestryDNA.com?  If so, this deal is for YOU!

While at Southern California's DNA Day and Jamboree, Family Tree DNA revealed that testers of Ancestry DNA can now transfer their test into FTDNA's database.  They have been allowing transfers from 23andMe for years.  NO other company does this, and those companies have no plans to do it.

Why is transfering your results to another company so great?    You are in more than one database and, therefore can find more matches along your autosomal lines.  Working with other genealogists can help you trace your lineage, share family artifacts, and have a great research partner.

And the best part of this?   You can now transfer your data from either of these companies to Family Tree DNA this week for only $49 (Regularly $99)!  (NOTE:  This transfer does not remove you from the former database, but just adds you to Family Tree DNA.)

Hurry, you don't want to miss out on this sale...the first time it's ever been offered!

Click on FAQs and put in the search:  Third Party Transfers

If you need help, call the company at:  713-868-1438

You do NOT have to have results for the autosomal tests yet.  You only need to purchase the transfer and when the results from the other company arrives, transfer it then.

As both 23andMe and Ancestry now charge $99 for their autosomal test and with the transfer cost, you are getting not only the benefit of more than one database, but the cheapest deal around!

Time to jump into the Olympic Gene Pool!

11 Jun 2013