Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Family Tree DNA winter sale

Family Tree DNA have announced their winter sale which runs from now until the end of December. Full details are given below.
Dear Project Administrator,

2009 is coming to a close and we're finishing it off with an end-of-the-year promotion!

First, though, let me thank you for helping us make our recent Full Mitochondria Sequence sale a resounding success. Despite the challenging economy this was the most successful promotion in our company's history.

Our Holiday Season promotion will bring back the discount that we offered this summer for the Y-DNA37, since this has been requested by many of our project administrators.

Y-DNA37 – promotional price $119 (reg. price $149)
Y-DNA67 – promotional price $209 (reg. price $239)
mtDNAPlus – promotional price $139 (reg. price $149)
SuperDNA – promotional price $488 (reg. price $665)

Orders for the above tests need to be placed and paid for by December 31, 2009 to receive the sale price.

IMPORTANT: since this promotion will run through the months of November and December, we encourage you to spread the word starting now, as the natural tendency is for people to order at the last minute, and we will not extend it beyond 12/31/2009.

In addition here are the newly released permanent prices for the Full Mitochondria Sequence:

New kit (mtDNA Full Sequence) … $279
Upgrade from HVR1 … $229
Upgrade from HVR2 … $209
mtDNA Full Sequence after testing Y-DNA … $249

Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your contribution to the sustained growth of the Family Tree DNA matching database, the best genealogical matching tool of its kind.

Bennett Greenspan
Family Tree DNA
These special prices only apply to orders placed through surname or geographical projects. Anyone with the surname CRUWYS, CRUSE, CREWES, CREWS, CRUISE, CRUCE, SCRUSE, SCREWS or any other similar variant is invited to test through my CRUSE/CRUWYS DNA project. I am also looking for people to join my new KENNETT DNA Project. If you have proven ancestry from Devon you are invited to join my Devon DNA Project.

Family Tree DNA have the largest genetic genealogy database in the world and at the time of writing the company have 168,589 Y-DNA results and 101,218 mtDNA records in their database. They host 5,638 surname projects and a large number of geographical projects. Even if your surname is not currently included in a project it should be possible to test with one of the many geographical projects instead. I have compiled a list of all the available geographical projects for the British Isles which can be found here. There are numerous other geographical projects for various European countries and a number of regions in America. A full list of projects can be found here. If you want to learn more about DNA testing then I recommend that you read the brief article I wrote for the Berkshire Family Historian which is now available online. If you have any questions about which test to take, which project to join or DNA testing in general do please get in touch.