Saturday, February 10, 2018

Which company? Which test? Why?

All you need to know is right here in a post by one of my favorite bloggers :

Don't hesitate. The best time to test is always NOW. The best people to test are always the oldest generation in each line, but take what you can get. Remember that even siblings will have a significant number of different matches and every company has different testers. Some test everywhere (like me), most test only once.

Happy ancestor hunting!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jump Start your DNA results

Have you transferred your DNA results to Family Finder at Family Tree DNA yet? If not, why not?

You can transfer for free from Ancestry, MyHeritage, and more. When you do so, you have access to a whole new database to find new matches. But, in addition, for the nominal price of $19, you gain full access to all the added features and tools that make FTDNA a unique company. Remember, it was the first company in the genetic genealogy business and is the only full-service company for genealogy, offering a wide array of tests to help break down brick walls in your genealogy.

If that isn't enough, right now that measly $19 fee is reduced to $10. Do it now! See here for more information,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

And another tool for DNA and genealogy...

Have you heard about DNAPainter? This new tool is not only useful; it's fun and easy to use, and it provides a visual presentation of your very own chromosome map that shows, in full color, which ancestor passed which segment(s) of DNA down to you. A caveat: It can only be used if you have tested with FamilyTreeDNA or 23andME or have uploaded your DNA data to Gedmatch. Ancestry and others do not provide the data needed, but you can join Gedmatch and FamilyTreeDNA for free and then reap the benefits of DNAPainter (as well as all the other tools provided by Gedmatch and FTDNA).

Health information, anyone?

In case you didn't know, 23andMe is not the only game in town for learning about how your specific genetic makeup affects your health. Promethease has been around for a while now and, while its reports are not as pretty or as understandable as those you get from 23andMe, they are even more comprehensive. The cost? Just $5.00 if you upload your raw results from any of the major DNA testing companies. But there are some things you need to know. My friend and colleague spells them out in her usual thoughtful way today in her blog, The Legal Genealogist: Promethease Promotion.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Holiday DNA sales are underway!

Ladies and gentlemen, now is the time. If you ever thought about getting a DNA test, upgrading a Y-DNA or mtDNA test, joining the ongoing studies of advanced studies for finding your ancient roots... or just to satisfy your curiosity: What does your DNA say about your ethnicity? Is that old book or pedigree really accurate? Is there more I could learn about my family history?

See this blog for all the details. Some prices are better than ever.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Advanced Y-DNA testing on sale

Want to save $343.00? And learn more about your deep roots -- early origins before the age of surnames? And contribute to science? And more... Read Roberta Estes' blog now.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DNA Testing -- A gift for everyone

Isn't this the year you decide to give everyone in the family a DNA test? Capture their DNA now so you and future generations can benefit from knowing more about your family history than through any other means. As Dr. Spencer Wells once said, "The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA."

Family Tree DNA, the company that founded the industry and that continues to lead as it offers a full array of DNA tests for genealogy, once again has launched its Holiday Sale. Take advantage of these great prices for new tests and upgrades to existing tests. (Just a reminder: Family Finder is equivalent to the test offered by Ancestry, 23andMe, and MyHeritage.)