Hello Folks, [The 2 Lafferty's are at the end of spreadsheet. Match 'Nialls of the Nine Hostages'!!!!]
The Genetic Genealogy Holiday Season promotion by FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) has just been announced. This would be a great time to invite your cousins or other family members to be tested for the first time, or for you to upgrade your test results. A Christmas gift of a DNA test may be just the thing for your family member who has everything.
FTDNA is bringing back the discount that was offered this past summer for the Y-DNA-37 test, the most popular test and the test most requested by the Project Administrators.
The Holiday Sale prices are:
DNA from father to son
* Y-DNA-37 - Holiday Price $119 (Reg. Price $149)
* Y-DNA-67 - Holiday Price $209 (Reg. Price $239)
DNA from mother to daughter
* mtDNAPlus - Holiday Price $139 (Reg. Price $149)
* SuperDNA - Holiday 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 Holiday Promotion will run through the months of November and December, you are encouraged to spread the word starting now, as the natural tendency is for people to order at the last minute, and FTDNA will not extend this sale beyond December 31, 2009.
Go to these pages to order your test & see what has been done so far. You can click on Patriarchs to see the trees I have collected.
Altman & Lafferty
In addition, here are the newly released permanent prices for the Full Mitochondria Sequence (FGS) test:
* New Kit [for mtDNA Full Sequence Test (FGS)] ... $279 (Originally $495)
* Upgrade from HVR1 to FGS ........................ $229 (Originally $460)
* Upgrade from HVR2 to FGS ........................ $209 (Originally $450)
* FGS after testing Y-DNA (any) .................... $249 (Originally ($475)
I have traditionally recommended the mtDNAPlus test (HVR1 & HVR2) for genealogical research for one’s direct female line (your mother, your mother’s mother, etc.). However, since mtDNA mutates so very slowly, if you are in a major Haplogroup such as ‘H’, you may find you have way too many matches; most of which are probably false positives. In these cases, you need the mtDNA Full Sequence test (FGS). A couple of years ago the FGS was priced at almost $1,000. The new prices make the FGS very attractive for the needs of genealogists.
Remember, 50 to 100 years from now, your descendants will find your genealogy charts, your birth certificate, marriage license, census entries, etc., but they will be very disappointed if they do NOT find your DNA test results.
My efforts as the Project Administrator for Genetic Genealogy Projects include: recruiting new members for the Project, explaining the benefits of genetic genealogy to participants and potential participants, as well as helping participants understand their test results in conjunction with their genealogy.
I'm a volunteer administrator for Genetic Genealogy Projects. I do not work for FTDNA, nor am I compensated by FTDNA in any way. I do not publish participant genealogies in any way (except for the direct line as seen on the genetic results Web pages *); the genealogies provided to me are only for Y-DNA and mtDNA evaluations for the participant and the Project.* Living individuals are NOT listed by name, or dates.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Diane Aultman Lafferty email@example.com
Administrator FTDNA Alt – Altman & Lafferty
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