Mitochondrial DNA test on sale – only to April 1, 2014

FamilyTree DNA will have its Full Sequence Mitochondrial (MtDNA) Test (or upgrades) on sale for a few days only, starting 28 March 2014.

Genetic genealogist CeCe Moore has an article today about this which includes some thoughts on benefits of MtDNA testing for genealogists. 

Family Tree DNA Announces the March mtDNA Madness Sale – The Benefits of Full Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing

While MtDNA is not the first testing recommended for genealogy, you may (like me) ‘just want to know’, or you may have some special research reasons for testing.

To learn more, read FamilyTree DNA’s guide – Understanding Your mtDNA Full Sequence Results

Diahan Southard gave a talk at Rootstech 2014 – Magnifying your Maternal Line With Mitochondrial DNA. This was not filmed but her handout is on-line which has some hints. Look for “Session: RT1218 – RT1218_Southard.pdf” on this Rootstech 2014 Syllabus page or in the Syllabus .zip file if you’ve already downloaded it.


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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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