DNA Group News – FamilyTree DNA sale

Father’s Day Sale at FamilyTreeDNA - to June 17, 2014 the price for Family Finder autosomal tests is reduced to $79 from $99 and the BigY test is $595.

If you had tested for Y-DNA with Ancestry previously, given that that company has announced abandoning all but autosomal testing, you may want to transfer your results to FamilyTree DNA for $19 and then upgrading the testing for a low additional cost – or you could look at taking a new test there. Roberta Estes has an article about this,  Transfer DNA Results or Retest at Family Tree DNA? Her Y-DNA recommendation is to transfer Ancestry results and to upgrade Y-DNA results at FamilyTreeDNA - just as soon as possible.

You may also want to read Debbie Kennett’s article posted today 12 June 2014 – Genetic Genealogy Hits the Big Time FamilyTreeDNA has now marked the ‘million’ milestone.

Finding DNA terms and intialisms confusing or annoying? Check out the information on the International Society for Genealogy Genealogy’s (ISOOG) website. There’s a glossary and a beginning section for newbies, as well as wide resources for all interested in using DNA results for genealogy.

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.  Continue reading

BCGS 2012 Seminar – Dave Obee’s links and Genetic Genealogy Handout posted

Links to Dave Obee’s websites are posted on the BCGS Education Handouts page now as a convenience to those attending the BCGS 2012 Dave Obee Seminar.

The Genetic Genealogy – 2012 handout for the presentation by M. Diane Rogers at the BCGS Seminar 14 April 2012 has been posted on the BCGS Education Handouts page. This is a .pdf file.

(Post edited 15 May 2012 – adding Dave Obee’s links.)