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Family Tree DNA Special Pricing on New Tests and Upgrades

shawn_ky 61 14 June 16, 2016 at 07:50 PM in Health & Beauty (7)
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The Father’s Day Sale is now active at mily TreeDNA [uot;http]

Beginning at midnight, June 16th on Thursday at 12:01 am CST and running until 11:59 pm (CST) on Monday, June 20th, the Father's Day Sale will be in effect, bringing discounts on upgrade pricing as promised, as well as some select testing bundles! Invoiced orders during the sale will also receive the sale pricing as long as the balance is paid by the end of the sale period.

2016 FD Sale prices
Family Finder + Y37 $218 (Saves $50)
Family Finder + y67 $288 (Saves $79)
Comprehensive Test $449 (Saves $117)


Upgrades to existing kits are available at the following sale prices including mitochondrial DNA:

2016 FD upgrades
Test Regular Sale
Y12-Y25 $49 $40
Y12-Y37 $99 $79
Y25-Y37 $49 $40
Y37-Y67 $99 $79
Y37-Y111 $220 $188
Y67-Y111 $129 $109
HVR-FMS $159 $139
HVR2-FMS $139 $129


From what I understand, this is the only time of the year that they do discounts on the Y-DNA tests and/or upgrades on them.
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In for one. It's going to be weird mailing them a sperm sample though
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What exactly are all the tests going to tell you? You got a big nose from some barbarian ancestor? The site really doesn't explain. Will it compare my dna nasties to sasquatch, Neanderthal, Rasputin, Virgin Mary, Hobbits, Trolls, Elves? Lotta cash to tell me I'm related to you freaks.
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crappy third tier service. go with ancestry
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I agree Ancestry is great but only does Autosomal testing now. This doesn't give you the details that Y-DNA and Mt-DNA testing gives you. Y-DNA let's you research your father's line which allows you to research your surname. This could reveal lineage of parents you never knew you had... and allows you to connect with these relatives. MtDNA checks the maternal line which can reveal even more about your family than you had known about previously.

For me, I get more hits from Ancestry and presumed 'cousins' but the accuracy came from Family Tree DNA. I can now connect people on my family tree with actual results and knowing how we are related.
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Let me save you $100: You are 0.000287% african. You're welcome.
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crappy third tier service. go with ancestry
I don't recommend Ancestry as they traced me back to an 18th century axe murder.
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what about the $30 ones on livingsocial?
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I don't recommend Ancestry as they traced me back to an 18th century axe murder.
Were they wrong? Smilie
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crappy third tier service. go with ancestry
Not true. FTDNA has a robust DNA matching service and other DNA tests, mentioned above by shawn_ky, if you want to pay for them.
One big problem with Ancestry is that they only work with their own DNA tests. They will not accept test data from other companies like 23andme or FTDNA.
I dropped Ancestry and switched to MyHeritage in February because I got a good deal through an FTDNA offer (where I had uploaded my 23andme DNA data).
MH includes trees from other services, like WikiTree that Ancestry doesn't. On Ancestry for three years I think, my tree was stagnating. With MH, I have manged to add over 300 new members to my family tree, which is past 1100 people right now.
Also, back to DNA tests, MH is kicking off a DNA matching service in the near future and they will accept DNA tests from 23andme, FTDNA, Ancestry and maybe more, which is again better than what you get at Ancestry.
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what about the $30 ones on livingsocial?
Not worth the money.... Need to look at one of the bigger companies for more relevant results.
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Do they send the copy of the report along with dna analysis to NSA?
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welllllll i wonder if this is "Maury" "you are not the father" approved.

but seriously who needs or wants a dna test.

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me too. shake head ...what's up bratha from anatha matha
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Last edited by thehash June 17, 2016 at 12:47 AM
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but seriously who needs or wants a dna test.
Seriously? Everyone should have a DNA test and should have a family tree. Hey, a DNA test may help ID your body if you get killed in some unusual way or they don't find the remains for months or years! Smilie
DNA tests can show diseases you may be more susceptible to. Same with drugs, such as bp lowering that you may have a greater or less response to. A test may help you discover relatives you never knew. It might help you discover that you were actually adopted or have half-siblings instead of full.
As to a family tree, everyone has a history, a heritage that goes back centuries. Your past family and history determines to a large degree who you are today. It is important information to communicate to your children, if you have any.
If you watch the 'searching for roots' programs on the TV, you can easily see that nearly everyone is astounded by what is dug up when the experts go back and look at their history.
In my case, my mother was divorced multiple times and never spoke to us of our history/heritage. As a kid and into adulthood, I had no sense of who I was or where we came from and I considered it a loss. It wasn't until I discovered DNA tests and genealogical research that I was able to feel connected to our family history and heritage. And in the process, I discovered a couple of first cousins that I knew nothing about, discovered a number of 2nd and 3rd cousins that I have communicated with and discovered my grandfather on my mother's side died in a street fight at 45 YO. I am also related distantly to George and Ira Gershwin! So why don't I have any musical talent? Smilie
I could go on but I hope these few paragraphs give you and others some food for thought.
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Last edited by jo55jo June 17, 2016 at 01:11 AM
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laugh out loudlaugh out loudlaugh out loud
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