Thursday, February 21, 2013

12 Marker Y DNA Test for $39

Normally, I don’t blog about sales.  There are lots of places to get that info, but this one is just too good to miss and it’s only for a short time.  It’s also big news because we’ve never seen a price anyplace close to this low.
One of the things Americans and others whose ancestors migrated from European destinations have wished for is an increase in European DNA testing.  It has been slow to come for many reasons, but today, Family Tree DNA announced a $39 Y-line DNA test.  This, in conjunction with their presence at the Who Do You Think You Are genealogy conference in London this week will, hopefully, give DNA testing in Europe, and the British Isles specifically, a shot in the arm or a push over the cliff or whatever kind of encouragement it is that they need.  In any event, the reason for not testing WON’T be cost, at least not through the end of the month.  This special price is a $60, and a 60% reduction from their normal $99 price.  But take heed, the special price doesn’t last forever (although I wouldn’t be surprised to see a permanent price reduction of some type)….these $39 kits must be bought and paid for by February 28th, 2013.  That means no invoice orders.  Get the trusty credit card out!
So now is a good time to be thinking of that family reunion and all the folks you’ve said all along you would test if you could afford it.  Well, Merry Christmas way early because DNA testing just got a lot more affordable.
You can order the test, of course, at the website at  Here’s the link to the whole story.

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