AncestryDNA have announced a flash sale for what is now known as "Black Friday", the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday. The AncestryDNA test is on sale in the UK for £69 plus £20 for shipping so it will cost you £89 in total. The sale lasts until 11.59 pm GMT on 30 November. This is the lowest price ever for the AncestryDNA test in the UK. For further information go to: http://dna.ancestry.co.uk
Ancestry also has sales on in Australia, Canada and the United States. Here are the prices and the links to the various country websites:
- Australia AUS$119 + $29.99 for shipping: http://dna.ancestry.com.au
- Canada CAD$119 + $19.95 shipping http://dna.ancestry.ca
- United States US$69 + $9.95 for shipping: http://dna.ancestry.com
It will not escape anyone's attention that the AncestryDNA test is considerably cheaper in America than in any other country.
AncestryDNA is one of three companies that offer an autosomal DNA test for genealogy purposes. See Tim Janzen's autosomal DNA testing comparison chart in the ISOGG Wiki for a detailed comparison,
Family Tree DNA currently have a sale on until the end of the year. Their Family Finder autosomal DNA test is on sale for US$ 89 +$9.95 for shipping. This works out at £67 in sterling prices. For details of the sale prices of the other FTDNA DNA tests see my blog post FTDNA Group Administrators' Conference 2015 and the FTDNA winter sale.
If you test with AncestryDNA you can transfer your results to Family Tree DNA using the autosomal DNA transfer programme. This will cost US $39, and is the cheapest way to be in the two databases. AncestryDNA do not accept transfers from Family Tree DNA.