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.
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.