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nawafalsulami
04-10-2016, 02:15 PM
DNA Day (April 25) is known for big discounts on commercial DNA testing. I started this thread to keep track of upcoming offers. Please share here news of any offering you spot as DNA Day approaches. Thanks.

Táltos
04-21-2016, 03:23 AM
DNA Day sale at AncestryDNA. $79 and free shipping if you use the FREESHIPDNA code

http://dna.ancestry.com/

Táltos
04-21-2016, 03:25 AM
I stickied this thread. We can always alter the year as needed.

swid
04-21-2016, 01:38 PM
FTDNA's sale prices (goes live sometime today and runs through April 26):

Family Finder: $79
mt Full Sequence: $149
Y37: $129
Y67: $199
Y111: $289
Big Y: $460
SNP Packs: $109

Huntergatherer1066
04-21-2016, 09:57 PM
I just ordered an FMS for my brother's Chinese wife, I don't think the FMS has been on sale for that low before (except maybe in combination with coupons).

leonardo
06-15-2016, 10:03 PM
Blogger Roberta Estes says the Father's day 2016 sale is coming (June 16 - 20): https://dna-explained.com/2016/06/15/family-tree-dna-fathers-day-sale/

JMcB
06-16-2016, 12:07 AM
Am I missing something or is FTDNA actually offering a "Father's Day" sale without offering a sale price for BigY!? And what about a stand alone sale for Family Finder? Nothing!? I already have a 67 marker test, what am I supposed to do buy another one, just to get Family Finder on sale?

leonardo
06-16-2016, 11:05 AM
Am I missing something or is FTDNA actually offering a "Father's Day" sale without offering a sale price for BigY!? And what about a stand alone sale for Family Finder? Nothing!? I already have a 67 marker test, what am I supposed to do buy another one, just to get Family Finder on sale?

That appears to be the case. I received my email this morning. I know they just had the BigY on sale a few months ago, but it would seem only logical to include it in a Father's Day sale.

JMcB
06-16-2016, 01:49 PM
Well, what are you going to do? So I don't buy BigY now. From what I've been reading, now that they've removed all the mtDNA info from the bam files, FGC may be a better deal anyway.

leonardo
06-16-2016, 02:08 PM
Well, what are you going to do? So I don't buy BigY now. From what I've been reading, now that they've removed all the mtDNA info from the bam files, FGC may be a better deal anyway.

I was fortunate. I was in on the original BigY testing, got it at a reasonable price (can't remember the amount). It included the mtdna data. I submitted it to YFull when they first started, and was one of a few who received an analysis at no charge. So, I did not even pay the $49. For my halpogroup, YFull has done a great service. The combination of BigY and YFull has worked very well for me. Maybe FTDNA should heeds the comments here and lower the price often (or permanently) and/or return some of the data to the BAM file. I am sure the competition for things such as these is only going to increase.

JMcB
06-16-2016, 04:29 PM
Hello Leonardo,

Would you mind telling me in what ways BigY & Yfull were able to help you out. I'm curious to know what practical benefits can be had from the two. For example, I'm interested in tracking the geographical movements of my paternal ancestors and roughly pinpointing the time frames they occurred in. Were you able to glean any information along those lines? Or did it help you in other ways?

leonardo
06-16-2016, 05:48 PM
Hello Leonardo,

Would you mind telling me in what ways BigY & Yfull were able to help you out. I'm curious to know what practical benefits can be had from the two. For example, I'm interested in tracking the geographical movements of my paternal ancestors and roughly pinpointing the time frames they occurred in. Were you able to glean any information along those lines? Or did it help you in other ways?

Well, my paternal grandfather is unknown. Everything I have learned about him comes from autosomal and y-dna testing. While the autosomal is more beneficial overall (I recently received a 2nd-3rd cousin match at Ancestry DNA; I am still waiting for the match, who has no family tree listed, to reply), the y-dna has helped shore up some things. My "closest" y-dna match shares a common ancestor at 700 years. Distant, for certain, but to be honest, I never thought I would get this close. I contacted the administrator of that account and requested she submit the results to YFull, which she most graciously did. The most distant common ancestor for this match is probably about 100 km or so from where autosomal results results indicate my paternal grandfather's ancestors may have originated. Furthermore, the y-dna test confirmed that my paternal y-dna ancestry is Slavic in origin, most likely West Slavic, and that my unknown ancestral surname may well be Germanic, as opposed to Slavic (on the autosomal side, there is a mix; om the y-dna side, the nearest from about 500 CE seems to be Germanic, a further indication, for me, that the origin is likely West Slavic). I y-dna tested only a few years ago. Hopefuly more is to come. Small steps, small victories, but, for me, something on which I can hang my hat and motivate me to keep researching.

JMcB
06-17-2016, 12:12 AM
Hello Leonardo,

Very interesting and thank you for passing that along. I'm actually more interested in deeper ancestry and geographical migrations and it looks like it may be helpful in that regard.

Táltos
08-03-2016, 01:42 PM
Family Tree DNA- Family Finder test on sale for $69! https://www.familytreedna.com/

Bundle packages also available with Family Finder. https://dna-explained.com/2016/08/02/sizzling-summer-sale-family-finder-69-more-bundles/

Mixed
05-14-2017, 01:38 AM
Well, my paternal grandfather is unknown. Everything I have learned about him comes from autosomal and y-dna testing. While the autosomal is more beneficial overall (I recently received a 2nd-3rd cousin match at Ancestry DNA; I am still waiting for the match, who has no family tree listed, to reply), the y-dna has helped shore up some things. My "closest" y-dna match shares a common ancestor at 700 years. Distant, for certain, but to be honest, I never thought I would get this close. I contacted the administrator of that account and requested she submit the results to YFull, which she most graciously did. The most distant common ancestor for this match is probably about 100 km or so from where autosomal results results indicate my paternal grandfather's ancestors may have originated. Furthermore, the y-dna test confirmed that my paternal y-dna ancestry is Slavic in origin, most likely West Slavic, and that my unknown ancestral surname may well be Germanic, as opposed to Slavic (on the autosomal side, there is a mix; om the y-dna side, the nearest from about 500 CE seems to be Germanic, a further indication, for me, that the origin is likely West Slavic). I y-dna tested only a few years ago. Hopefuly more is to come. Small steps, small victories, but, for me, something on which I can hang my hat and motivate me to keep researching.

Sounds very similar to my circumstances. My Paternal is Slavic but name is Germanic. I have hundreds of Slavic matches at two testing services.

leonardo
05-14-2017, 10:44 PM
Sounds very similar to my circumstances. My Paternal is Slavic but name is Germanic. I have hundreds of Slavic matches at two testing services.

Having tested with FTDNA, 23andMe and Ancestry DNA, I have researched my autosomal matches to the point that it appears my paternal grandfather's ancestry was likely from Kashubia. Their surnames often appear to be Germanic. Many settled in Germanic communities upon their arrival. Kashubian communities did arise. I have a great deal of matches with individuals from some of these places: Stevens Point and Portage County (hello Lil' Bit's mother in-law who is a distant cousin), Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. I have received a few 3rd cousin matches recently which continues to encourage me.

maria_gencove
09-29-2017, 04:12 PM
Gencove is $59.99.

karwiso
02-27-2018, 02:14 PM
Dante Labs has a sale on Whole Genome Sequencing WGS - 399€ until 31 March 2018.

karwiso
06-09-2018, 03:13 PM
DanteLabs (http://www.dantelabs.com) has a sale again - Whole Genome Sequencing WGS for 399€. No end date is stated.

karwiso
07-17-2018, 04:59 PM
DanteLabs ssems to have an summer sale - WGS WHole Genome Sequencing for 299€:
https://www.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing