Tuesday, 21 December 2010

21st: Bit of fun

Probably a bit late for the Christmas shopping, but I happened upon this site:
The DNA Store
No, I don't endorse it, know nothing about them other than what is available from their site, and thought others may care to see some of the products they feature.

Seasons Greetings to all and may 2011 bring us all great genetic genealogy discoveries.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

2nd: Sale time

From Family Tree DNA:
It's time once again for Family Tree DNA's annual end-of-year promotion.

Starting tonight, and until December 31st, we will reduce the price of our YDNA37, YDNA67, mtDNAPlus, and Family Finder tests.
Price for NEW KITS: Regular Price (Promotional Price)
YDNA37 $149 ($119)
YDNA67 $239 ($199)
mtDNAPlus $159 ($129)
Family Finder $289 ($249)
Price for UPGRADE:
Family Finder $289 ($229)

Orders must be in and paid for by Dec. 31, 2010, to receive this offer.

So, find your project, and order through them to get the above discounts.

As always, check the project diaries above right for the latest news on your project of interest.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

25th: Upgrade offer

If your current Y-dna test was for fewer than 67 markers, you may be interested in exploring what more markers may tell you about your matches.
Now is the time to jump in and upgrade appropriately as Family Tree DNA have just announced a short term upgrade offer (copied below):

Dear Family Tree DNA Customer,

As we enter the Thanksgiving weekend, we would like to extend to you a one-week promotion for upgrades:
   Current Group Price SALE PRICE
Y12-37 $99                         $69
Y12-67 $189               $149
Y25-67 $148               $109
Y37-67 $99                        $79

To order this special offer, log in to your personal page and click on the special offers link in the left hand navigation bar. A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 1st 2010 TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICES.

Friday, 22 October 2010

22nd: Special offer

From Family Tree DNA
We would like to inform you of a new limited-time offer available for new customers of Family Tree DNA
  • Family Finder + Y-DNA12 Regular Price: $388 Introductory Price: $299
  • Family Finder + mtDNA Regular Price: $388 Introductory Price: $299
As their main page announces this, it is not restricted to orders via surname projects, although you may get added benefits of support/information from a relevant surname project.

As always, for news from the surname projects, check their project diaries from the inks above rhs.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

26th: Discounted kits - order date extended

Family Tree DNA have advised that kits ordered up to the 30th Jun will attract the previously advertised discounts - but still have to be paid for by the 30th June.
Check out your relevant surname project and be in - help us all unravel those ancient jigsaws.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

5th: Family Tree DNA Summer Sale

Once again Family Tree DNA are offering summer discounts for test ordered via projects and paid for by 25th June.

Here are the details:

Bullet Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular (project) price would be $149)
Bullet Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular project)price would be $239)
Bullet Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159 (Combined test (via project) would cost $238)
The promotion will start June 5 and will end June 25. Kits need to be paid for by June 30, 2010.

These are a considerable discount on the normal, non-project, prices.

To take advantage of these go to the project for your surname of interest and follow their join project links, and order a suitable test.

37 markers is really a minimum for testing for relationships between families, 67 markers is even better.

Read about testing in general at

and the FAQs from Family Tree DNA at

Thursday, 20 May 2010

20th: New project added

A FAMILTON Surname DNA Project has been added to the list of those with some details on the DNA Projects Portal.
Same set up as most of the others:
All we need now are representatives from the lines we're trying to prove are related.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

1st: Family Finder

Results are starting to come in for Family Tree DNA's Family Finder first few beta tests.
Although I only found several very distant relations, whom I'll probably never connect too, it does look rather interesting.
One name on my list of matches I did recognise, the Director of ISOGG.
As one of my distant cousins said, how appropriate that you are related.

Terry, on the World Families Network has posted an interesting article about his experiences with it.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

24th: Family Finder

Some of you may have already noticed Family Tree DNA's new product, Family Finder.
So far it doesn't appear on their main list of products, but information can be accessed via your personal pages once logged in.
They are having a special introductory offer to project administrators, which I am for of a number of projects.
So, if you want me to use my introductory offer for your existing test kit under any of the "hats" the offer has not yet been used up for, contact me via the applicable project.
Basically it means that for closer relationships, we are no longer restricted to direct paternal and maternal lines, and us females get more options from our own dna without having to find a male to test for the direct paternal line.
There's a little video clip explaining the how on the link.
Log in to your personal page and have a read.