Wednesday, 4 November 2009

4th: Family Tree DNA Holiday Promotion

Family Tree DNA have announced a holiday promotion, reducing the prices of selected kits order and paid for by 31 December 2009.

So, if you've been thinking about what dna testing may be able to do for your genealogy research, now is a good time to jump in, or to track down those distant cousins that you need to prove this theory or that and convince them to join.
From their announcement:
Y-DNA37 – promotional price $119 (reg. price $149)
Y-DNA67 – promotional price $209 (reg. price $239)
mtDNAPlus – promotional price $139 (reg. price $149)
SuperDNA – promotional price $488 (reg. price $665)

Orders for the above tests need to be placed and paid for by December 31, 2009 to receive the sale price.

In addition here are the newly released permanent prices for the Full Mitochondria Sequence:

New kit (mtDNA Full Sequence) … $279
Upgrade from HVR1 … $229
Upgrade from HVR2 … $209
mtDNA Full Sequence after testing Y-DNA … $249

So, if your surname is one of those already on the DNA Projects Portal pages, follow the Join Project links for your Surname to be automatically enrolled in your project.
(I note that Family Tree DNA's Product page doesn't yet reflect these prices).

For further information on what DNA testing may or may not be able to tell you, read the FAQs on both the WorldFamilies Network or the Family Tree DNA pages.