Current January 2019 DNA Sales

Updated January 15, 2019: minor price updates; updated January 12, 2019: minor price updates; updated January 8, 2018: minor price updates; updated January 7, 2018: in the middle of updating it, but having some connection issues; minor price updates; updated January 4, 2019: removed sales that ended, minor price changes for the most part. Updated January 2, 2019: FTDNA Sale extended to January 3, 2019.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies.

As of January 15, 2019 (original post was on January 2, 2019, and will be modified as needed, usually daily or every other day), the following companies are offering DNA sales. I am also including the general pricing for a number of other DNA companies that aren’t offering sales right now. I will update this post as new sales are added or current sales end.

Tests on Sale (usually checked daily or every other day, and sometimes several times a day as Amazon has a habit of raising or lowering prices later in the day):

23andMe  Regular price (keeping it up since Amazon loves to change the price on their 23andMe kits on a somewhat regular basis https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99**  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health  regular price $199.00**. Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com  (last update January 15, 2019, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon).

AncestryDNA : https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – regular price $99.00 https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=ancestry+dna (regular price $99.00* or higher as of January 12, 2019, slightly different link as the old one wasn’t showing tests available). Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. If you order two (2) or more kits in one order from Ancestry, additional kits are $89, first kit is regular price of $99.

Don’t know if this is a targeted sale on the AncestryDNA site or available to everyone, but seeing on their website if I go to add a DNA test; I also see it if I am not logged into my account

SAVE NOW. Add more kits to your order for only $89/ea

Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it. In general, you can usually find Buy It Now AncestryDNA kits around $45 – 55 on EBay (make sure it’s an AncestryDNA kit as EBay searches often pull up other companies’ kits when using Ancestry DNA as your search parameter); for the auctions, it can vary widely depending on how an auction goes.

CVS Pharmacy Black Friday Sale Sneak Peek: I found CVS Pharmacy is offering 23andMe kit  (lab fee extra, $70 or $170, depending on if you want health reports or not); regular price $29.99 as of January 15, 2019 (regular price $29.99); check for discount code as they sometimes offer discount codes. Here’s the direct link: https://www.cvs.com/shop/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit-prodid-168385

Dante Labshttps://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing-wgs-full-dna-analysis Sale price $699.00, regular price $899.00.  On Amazon, there are two sales: 1) https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07H99QBK8 sale price $699.00; 2) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kithttps://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Professionals-Personalized/dp/B07DNJ7QWQ, sale price $599.00. check Amazon as they sometimes temporarily offer great deals on some Dante Labs kits – see Dante Labs Amazon Sale Prices (updated September 4th with additional clarification from Dante Labs) for more details. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – $399 (regular price $899.00 on Dante Labs website) – on Amazon (link broken since September 6, 2018 as it looks like they removed it, will continue to monitor daily on the off-chance they add it back to Amazon) with free shipping; Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) – sale price $549.00 (regular price $750) – looks like they removed it from the company’s website sometime between October 18 and 19, 2018). Another Dante Labs test on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Wellness-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07DNHDV4Y/ Dante Labs DNA Test for Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionals, price is $199.00 The sale is still going, but no word on how long until they end it – still valid as of January 15, 2019. Another test listed on Amazon, is Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) + mtDNA for Healthcare Professionals, Advanced Full DNA Analysis, with Saliva Collection Kit sale price $699.00. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $999.00, regular price $1,499.00.

DNAFit https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ **

MealPlanner: starting at $47.99  $59.99 $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro: starting at $63.99 $79.99 $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/DNAFit-DNA-Test-Kit-Personalized/dp/B0758SC7QD/ sale price $140.00*, regular price $155.33* on Amazon as of January 15, 2019 (checking daily as it can vary from under $100 to regular price and changes almost daily)
Muscle Builder $119.99  sale price, regular price $199.99
Fat Burner $119.99 sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro (for those transferring raw data from 23andMe or AncestryDNA) $149.00 (although they occasionally offer much cheaper transfer prices)

DNA Passport https://www.helix.com/shop/humancode-dna-passport/ sale price extended to ?  $29.00 for test + another $40.00 if individual needs Helix DNA kit (regular price is $49.99 and Helix kit is $80.00); check on Amazon ($49.99* as of January 15, 2019, but price changes on a regular, almost daily, basis; usually, but not always cheaper, on Helix if you already have a Helix DNA kit; as of January 15, 2019, it’s somewhat cheaper on Amazon if you need a Helix DNA kit since Amazon offers free shipping although it can change in price on Amazon quite fast) Note: one of the cheaper Helix kit prices currently available if you need a Helix kit. Sometimes, Helix will offer a sale where Helix kit is free with some tests, but only if you order the kit with those tests with the lower Helix kit price. In general, you only need one Helix kit/individual so once you have a Helix DNA kit for a person, you don’t need another one.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Not on sale, but keeping it here as Amazon often puts it on sale – https://www.familytreedna.com/ – that includes Y-DNA and mtDNA tests that were part of the year-end sale. FamilyFinder regular price, $79.00, and same price on Amazon (still valid as of January 15, 2019): https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW?th=1 also on sale on GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/family-tree-dna-1-1-national – temporarily unavailable January 15, 2019 (or type in DNA for search parameter and your location) on sale for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two prices with occasional drops below $64 for one or two day sales. Prices current as of January 15, 2019.

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/ – sale price $89 each as of January 15, 2019 although it’s $79 for one kit and $69 each for 2+ kits in one order on LivingDNALivingDNA kits not available on Amazon (temporarily unavailable on Amazon as of January 15, 2019), https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ – out of stock on Amazon since mid-October 2018 – checking daily, regular price $99.00 + $4.99 shipping. Added it to Sales Section because they accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies.

Geno 2.0 Next – On sale (since August 22, 2018, sale price has changed numerous times since August 2018, with no word on when sale ends) at Helix, National Geographic, GroupOn, and Amazon (price varies a bit between the various links below) https://www.helix.com/shop/national-geographic-geno-2-next-generation/ $59.99 **+ another $40.00  if you need a Helix DNA kit as of January 15, 2019 if you need a Helix kit for an individual; regular price tends to run $149.95 or $199.95 which includes the Helix DNA kit cost – No word on when this sale price ends. If you order directly from National Geographic (Nat Geo), it’s regular price $99.95* (regular price varies between $149.95 to $199.00 or sometimes $199.95 on Nat Geo website; if the person has previously tested with Helix for any other DNA test, don’t order from Nat Geo as you are paying for a kit that you don’t need). Amazon regular price is $79.94* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of January 15, 2019; tends to go back to around $99.95 on a regular basis when a sale ends) and is cheaper if you need a Helix kit for a person due to free shipping that Amazon offers. It is also on sale on GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/n-helix-ancestry-kit  sale price $59.99 $65.00 (occasionally cheaper by a few $) Note: U. S. kits are processed by Helix (spit kit) and non-U.S. kits are processed by FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – cheek swab. Non-U.S. kits are showing an unavailable as of late September 2018 – no word on when they will become available again.

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ many tests on sale 20 – 50% through ?, but some aren’t (direct link to Helix list of DNA tests offered); Amazon list of Helix tests doesn’t include all Helix items listed on the Helix site so you may need to search for specific tests or items if you are checking Amazon for something not in the above Amazon link; for DNA Passport, see above; Baby Glimpse:  the new URL only appears to offer one kit so you would need to order two tests and two kits for best results, one for each parent if both needed a Helix DNA  kit: https://www.helix.com/products/humancode-babyglimpse test on sale for $49.99 and the Helix DNA kit is on sale for $40.00, regular price of DNA kit is $80 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. On Amazon (check price as some days it’s a lot cheaper on Amazon and other days it’s cheaper on Helix; as of January 15, 2019, it’s much cheaper on Amazon, but that can change any day; monitoring daily) with free shipping. From the description, it sounds like you can still compare if you order tests for both parents;  see DNA Passport or possibly Geno 2.0 above or embody below for cheaper way to get the kits as two DNA Passport kits + test from Helix would run you $89.99 x2 which is slightly cheaper than two kits using the Baby Glimpse link and you get DNA Passport results as a bonus. Going this route would cost you about the same, but you wouldn’t need to order the two Helix DNA kits for Baby Glimpse as you could use your DNA Passport Helix kits for the results. embodyDNA: https://www.helix.com/shop/lose-it-embodydna/ price $46.66 + $13.33 Helix kit (as of January 15, 2019) ; regular price is $109.99 + $80.00 for Helix DNA kit; on Amazon (currently unavailable since November 24, 2018,; check pricing and availability as Amazon frequently changes prices and may be out of stock on a regular basis) with free shipping. GoalGetter: https://www.helix.com/shop/insidetracker-goalgetter/ sale price $110.00 $130.00 + another $40.00 if you need Helix DNA kit; regular price $260.00 + $80.00 if you need Helix DNA kit – not seeing GoalGetter on Amazon. Rest of Helix DNA tests are regular price and Helix kits are regular price of $80.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale.

HomeDNA / GPS Origins Ancestry Testhttps://homedna.com/product/gps-origins regular price $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal DNA markers). Sometimes available on GroupOn. They may offer a 10% discount if you put it in your shopping  cart and try to leave before completing the order.

LivingDNA https://www.livingdna.com/ sale price $79.00 for one kit and $69.00 each for 2+ kits in a single order through ? (still valid as of January 15, 2019); regular price is $99; LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA used to be available on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ (temporarily unavailable on Amazon as of January 15, 2019 and became unavailable in mid-October 2018). LivingDNA offers free limited transfers, but you won’t get a few benefits if you go this route that you would get if you order the test directly from LivingDNA; they have indicated they will offer discounted upgrades for those who transfer and want the extra benefits, but no word on when or how much it will cost). For example, you won’t get haplogroups (mtDNA, Y-DNA – if male) and originally you wouldn’t get ethnicity results when I did a free transfer back in December 2017, but looks like they may be offering ethnicity results for the free transfers during the beta test (it’s not clear if you get to keep the ethnicity results after the beta test ends and it doesn’t appear those who upload after the beta test will get them without paying some kind of upgrade fee) after your transfer processes (estimated between August 8 – October 31, 2018 for the free transfers to process; they are rolling them out in small groups). You would have to order a kit from LivingDNA to get those benefits. They are partnering with FindMyPast and FindMyPast will be offering LivingDNA kits packaged with FindMyPastDNA (or some similar language) at some point, similar to how MyHeritageDNA uses FTDNA kits with MyHeritage logo on the package. They are slowly rolling out matching starting August 8, 2018 and plan on finishing by sometime in October 2018. Two of my three transferred results are showing three (3) or two (2) matches, but only one has finished processing as of January 15, 2019 and it only has two matches.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnasale price $69 (through January 21, 2019) with free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; $79 regular price; Amazon for $75.00* (still valid as of January 15, 2019) with free shipping and FTDNA‘s Amazon (see above) price may be cheaper so check both places. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They will be making some major changes to those who upload raw data transfers after November 30, 2018); it won’t affect you if you uploaded your raw data before December 16, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who upload raw data before December 16, 2018 and they will retain full access.Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is supposed to be free.

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Having a Holiday Sale. Promo Code available to SAVE 20% off with Promo Code BONUS. Still available as of January 15, 2019, but should be ending soon.

Silverberry Genomix: https://silverberrygenomix.com/ Amazon; Amazon link for all Silverberry Genomix products available, usually with free shipping – check to see if any kits are on sale on Amazon. If you upload your 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) raw data, you can get a Basic Wellness Report that includes 10 free reports and is available without a discount code. You can also get the Basic Wellness Report (BWR) if you order a kit from Silverberry Genomix. Keeping in the Sale Section because you can get a limited BWR free.

Target Holiday Sale:https://www.target.com/p/23andme-personal-ancestry-dna-test-kit-lab-fee-included/-/A-53450926 They are offering 23andMe basic Ancestry/Ethnicity kit (the $99.00 test) regular price $99.00, regular price $99.00. Lab fee is included. Still valid as of January 15, 2019.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of January 15, 2019), you get a free TeloYears Health kit which normally costs $99. TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon. Recently added $29 monthly subscription with 3 kits sent/year and one bottle/month of supplements (minimum 4 month subscription).

Veritas Genetics: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ No sales as of January 15, 2019.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com up to 20% off sale for Year-end sale (no word on when discount ends; valid as of January 15, 2019),

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $79. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT (sale price on Amazon is $79.00* with $10 coupon available as of January 15, 2019)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

All in 1 Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $129, on sale for $99.

Vitality Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + + 90 days of 4 personalized supplement + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $245; on sale for $169.

Amazon link for Vitagene DNA Test Kit: Health + Skin and Beauty + Ancestry Personal Genetic Reports sale price Amazon $62.99* (as of January 15, 2019; sale price on Amazon tends to be around $99.00 with occasional dips below $99.00 and some wide variations)again prices may or may not be cheaper on Amazon.

If you already have a DNA test from another company, you may be able to get Health Reports for $49 or Vigor Bundle for $149.

End of Vitagene Tests

Walgreens Black Friday Sneak Peek Sale: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit/ID=prod6331361-product – $29.99 (kit only) as of January 15, 2019 with Extra 19% OFF with code EXTRA19 when you spend $50 Again, lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports. Extra savings may be available if you spend enough money to qualify for the discount.

WeGene https://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them and also probably need a way to read Chinese since the main WeGene is in Chinese). For now, they don’t accept FTDNAMyHeritageLivingDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only).

YSEQ.net https://www.yseq.net/ sale price $15/SNP, regular price $18/SNP – more information at the bottom of the post about other YSEQ products. Located in Germany. Cheek swab. Sale ends January 31, 2019. They also offer various Y-DNA, mtDNA, and full DNA testing options that aren’t on sale.

DNA companies not offering sales at this time (January 15, 2019):

23andMe (see Sale Section above) https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – regular price $99.00 (January 15, 2019); Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/  regular price $199.00  (last update check of January 15, 2019, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon).

AncestryDNA (see Sale Section above)https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – as noted in the Test on Sale section above, I don’t know if the price showing on my Ancestry account is one available to everybody or only sent to a group of members. $99 – regular price if you only order 1 test; as of  the date of this blog post, it’s not on sale on Amazon (price can vary almost daily, click on the link or see the Sale Section above). Worth noting sometimes Ancestry sends individual e-mails to small groups of its users that includes DNA sale prices, but those tend to be limited to the people who received the e-mails. Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it, usually in the $45 – 55 range and shipping may or may not be free.

DNAFit (See Sale Section above) https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ (See Sale Section above for DNAFit tests on sale)

MealPlanner: $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/DNAFit-DNA-Test-Kit-Personalized/dp/B0758SC7QD/ $140.00* price as of January 15, 2019.
Muscle Builder $119.99  sale price, regular price $199.99
Fat Burner $119.99 sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro (for those transferring raw data from 23andMe or AncestryDNA) $149.00

Non-sale prices tend to be:

Fitness Diet Pro $299.99
Fitness + Fat Burner $199.99
Fitness + Muscle Builder $199.99
Diet + Meal Planner $199.99

DNATribes http://www.dnatribes.com/ No sale price; regular price $119.00, and they do offer autosomal comparisons if you tested at AncestryDNA, FTDNA, or 23andMe – regular price for autosomal comparison is $49 with a way to get it for $39 sometimes (provide 4 grandparents birth location before ordering and they send you a $10 discount). Not available on Amazon.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)https://www.familytreedna.com/  You can order FTDNA through  GroupOn https://www.groupon.com/deals/family-tree-dna-1-1-national (type in DNA in the Search box and your location) for $64 or $65 as the price varies every few days between the two prices. In my experience, GroupOn tends to renew the sales most of the time, usually either $64 or $65 and those can change every day or two so I will check back tomorrow to see what price shows up. You can also check Amazon or EBay as other alternatives.
Family Finder regular price $79Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW $79.99 regular price January 15, 2019
Family Finder + Y-37 (males only) regular price $248
Family Finder + Y-67 (males only) regular price $347
Family Finder + mtFull Sequence (males or females) regular price $278
Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence (males only) regular price $546
Y-37 (males only) regular price $169
Y-67 (males only) regular price $268
Y-111 (males only) regular price $359
Big Y-500 (Y-111 + Big Y) (males only) Sale price $649 regular price $799
mtDNA Plus (male or female) regular price $89
mtFull Sequence (male or female) regular price $199

Full Genomes (FG or FGC) https://www.fullgenomes.com/  No sales listed, but they may a sale they haven’t announced; with prices based on which test you order. Also, project discounts are available, but you would have to contact FGC for details and pricing. The prices here tend to stay the same, but occasionally they will offer sales or change prices so always check with FGC before ordering. Not available on Amazon.
Whole Genome Sequencing 30x $1295 CLIA available
Y Elite Ancestry Test for Men $645 – may be on sale
Analysis of Y BAM files – males only (starts at $75 for BAM file analysis with several other analysis options available – https://www.fullgenomes.com/analysis-and-more/)
Long Read Whole Genome $2,900.00
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $900
Whole Genome Sequencing 5x $350.00
Exome Sequencing $525.00
Whole Genome Epigenome Sequencing 30x $1,800.00
DNA kits ($20.00) – doesn’t include any tests

GEDmatch/GEDmatch Genesis: https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php (link still temporarily valid, but frozen use -> https://genesis.gedmatch.com/login1.php; free for most things like Matching, but access to Tier 1 tools costs $10.00/month.

GenePlaza https://www.geneplaza.com/ – no sale – they offer two choices – purchase a kit (regular price $145, but sometimes on sale for $85 (update September, 2018; to order a test, they refer you to GenCove, but the link to GenCove tells you they no longer sell the test) ; they were offering $6 credit (may no longer apply as of early September 2018) that applies to many, but not all, apps offered by GenePlaza) from them or free upload if you tested with most major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, and GenCove – check with GenePlaza if you tested elsewhere) with small bonus (NOTE: credit may no longer be available: $3 credit if you do the free upload; $6 credit if you order a kit from them; (NOTE: credit may not apply to all apps offered) to spend on different apps they offer. Don’t see a price for how much the kit would cost if you needed to order one. App prices range from $1.49 to $5.49. Some of the individual tests are interesting enough to check out. Not available on Amazon.

Helix https://www.helix.com/ – Amazon link: Amazon list of Helix tests some of the individual tests are on sale (check above for the handful on sale, includes Geno 2.0 Next, DNA Passport, Baby Glimpse (Helix kits discounted with DNA test regular price); embodyDNA; and GoalGetter, but you would need to check each one as the sales come and go on a regular basis.  For whatever reason, Helix doesn’t make it easy to view pricing for each test without opening each test individually which is a pain in the neck. This link, https://www.helix.com/store/all, gives you each test available, but you would need to check each test for current pricing. This link on my blog gives the Helix tests currently available on Helix: List of DNA Tests Offered Through Helix.

HomeDNA https://homedna.com/  Many of the below test kits are available at CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart which would save you any applicable shipping costs, but would be subject to local sales tax. Also, the kits available locally usually are only for the testing kit and you would need to pay additional lab processing fees to HomeDNA when you send in the kit. (Note: if you order a kit directly from HomeDNA, as opposed to doing a raw data upload from another company, it will be a cheek swab); some of the tests may be available on Amazon and on GroupOn.

The tests currently offered directly on HomeDNA are as follows with regular prices listed below :

Ancestry:
GPS Origins Ancestry Test $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers); also available on Amazon and Amazon price may be much cheaper. Sometimes available on GroupOn.
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Upload Your Raw Data (can upload from most of the major DNA testing companies – AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA, Geno 2.0 but not 2.0 Next unless it was done by FamilyTree) $39.00 (number of markers depends on which company you transfer results from)
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – African Edition $199.00
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Asian Edition $199.00
HomeDNA Starter Ancestry Test $69.00 (13 CODIS markers)
DNA Origins Maternal Lineage (mtDNA) $69.00 (HVR1, 2, and 3 regions – it’s not a full mtDNA test based on what other companies offer)
DNA Origins Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA) $69.00 (appears to look at 16 Y-STRs) – Males only
HomeDNA Advanced Ancestry Test $124.00 (appears to be a combination of Ancestry Test, Maternal Test, and Paternal Test)

Health and Beauty:
HomeDNA Food and Pet Sensitivity $99.00 (Nuts, Dairy, Wheat, Pets)
HomeDNA Healthy Weight $119.00
HomeDNA Skin Care $99.00
HomeDNA Paternity $164.00 (has both at-home or legal testing options – it doesn’t say, but I would expect legal testing to include additional fees – includes a child kit, a possible father kit, and biological mother kit (mother’s participation is optional, but recommended) Not for New York residents due to New York requirements for legal paternity testing.

Pets:
Mixed-Breed Dog Identification DNA Test and Life Plan $125.00 (learn about your mixed-breed dog’s lineage)
Cat DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your cat for over 40 genetic diseases and traits)
Dog DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your dog for over 100 genetic diseases and traits)

End of HomeDNA list

Promethease https://www.promethease.com/ Regular price uploads start at $12 with some uploads running more if the raw data file size is larger than average (Genes for Good, for example). They have offered free uploads several times in the past and will probably do it again in the near future. Note: this isn’t a DNA test, but uses your raw data from other companies (23andMe, Ancestry, FTDNA, etc.) to generate reports.

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports.). Having a Holiday Sale. Promo Code SAVE 20% off. Still available as of January 15, 2019, but should be ending soon.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ prices: TeloYears Health $99 TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon. Temporarily in the Sales Section since it is offering a limited time sale right now.

TribeCode Tribecode$99 regular price for Advanced Ancestry; kit is ordered through TeloYears (see above) and appears to be the Ancestry/ethnicity portion only. Not available on Amazon. Once you order the kit from TeloYears and register it, you qualify to earn TribeCoins which can be used for a variety of purposes. You can also earn TribeCoins, by logging into TribeCode and going to the Community section. Logging in daily to TribeCode generally generates 1 TribeCoin/day.

uBiome https://ubiome.com/consumer/explorer/  regular prices ranging from $89 to $399 with new option for ExplorerGutPlus*** https://shop.ubiome.com/pages/explorer-plus (4 SmartGut tests delivered during the year for $399 sale price – valid as of January 15, 2019, regular price $799), depending on which tests you want run; sometimes goes on sale for a lot less. If you go with one of the subscription options, you get 20 – 25% discount; doesn’t apply to ExplorerGutPlus, but does apply to the other options in the first uBiome link above. This isn’t a regular genealogical DNA test like many of the others listed in this post. It checks between 1 and 5 sites for bacterial DNA (mouth, skin, nose, genital, gut). I have taken this test in the past when it was on sale as I was curious as to what it would show. Interestingly, some insurance companies will pay some of the cost. Click on this link: https://ubiome.com/clinical/smartgut/ and see if your insurance company will cover it. The Smart Gut kit is only one of the sites (gut, specifically, a stool sample). The beta ended so they are no longer writing off what’s not covered by insurance (ended mid-August 2018), but you can still check and see how much it would cost based on what your insurance covers. Shame they haven’t figured out a way to get insurance companies to cover the other four sites yet. I have done the Smart Gut kit a number of times over the last 3 years.

***From the link:

How does ExplorerPlus™ differ from SmartGut™?

ExplorerPlus is a wellness product that offers a broader view into your microbiome, providing more comprehensive information about your microbiome for wellness, using a patented combination of full metagenomic and marker-based sequencing.

SmartGut**** is a medical test ordered by a doctor and reimbursed by insurance, processed in our CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory. SmartGut helps you and your doctor better understand your symptoms for gut conditions, including IBD, IBS, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis, providing you and your doctor valuable insights to help guide diagnosis and treatment. It also examines risk factors for health conditions like diabetes, obesity, and kidney stones.

****More comprehensive microbiome access also coming to SmartGut!

Veritas https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ See Sale Section above.  Here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome. Regular price $999 for their 30x read. For additional information, here’s a link to the company’s PDF: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/VG_ProductOnePager_myGenome_email.pdf – Not available on Amazon.

WeGene https://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them). For now, they don’t accept FTDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only). Have WeGene in the Sale and non-Sale sections since you can order a kit for them at regular price if you don’t use AncestryDNA or 23andMe free upload option. Not available on Amazon. It’s also in the Sales Section since you can upload raw data from 23andMe (including v5 chip) and AncestryDNA free. Exchange rate was around $60 – 70 when I checked at different times.

YSEQ.net https://www.yseq.net/ regular prices as YSEQ rarely does sales although they occasionally will do a sale. Will continue checking in case they do a sale for DNA Day. Prices range, depending on if you want an individual Y-DNA SNP or various STR ranges, mtDNA (several options) to a 15x read, 30xread, or 50xread full DNA test. 15x read: $740; 30x read: (+ $600 above 15x read price) ; 50x read: (+$1,430 above 15x read price) ; Other Extras (price is in addition to whatever read you order) add $90 if you want USB drive sent to you (otherwise, you can download your results through a link for no additional cost); Sanger extra Y-DNA results (up to 10 Y-DNA SNPs): $100; you receive 4 cheek swabs and you need to use all four and mail them back to YSEQ. Individual SNPs tend to run $18. YSEQ also offers Y-STR testing, mtDNA, and Haplogroup panels. It’s a good alternative to FTDNA in some ways, but doesn’t offer matching. It is a great way to cheaply verify Y-DNA comparisons between males who should share Y-DNA. For the full DNA test, they’re offering a 23andMe type autosomal raw data option that may be usable on sites that accept 23andMe transfers. Located in Germany. Cheek swab

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HMS Monitor M-33 Museum Ship

This is a ship museum that is included in the Ship Museum post I am working on. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M33 has a good article on the ship although at least one link is broken on the Wikipedia article (see below for which one as well as a Wayback Machine workaround for the broken link.

Links from Wikipedia:

HMS Monitor M-33
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_M33(same as Wikipedia link above)
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/m33.htm (broken link on Wikipedia)
https://web.archive.org/web/20160325013825/http://www3.hants.gov.uk/m33.htm (Wayback Machine for broken link on Wikipedia)
https://www.nmrn.org.uk/exhibitions-projects/monitor-hms-m33
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/event/hms-m33-official-opening-portmouth-historic-dockyard or
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/482/hms-m33 or
https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/page/nhs/first-world-war

HMS M33 in 360 degrees https://www.nmrn.org.uk/node/1417

Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/HMS+M.33/@50.8018021,-1.1128163,441m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x48745d7e29cf60a3:0xd8192aa54fb90e7f!8m2!3d50.8018021!4d-1.1106223

 

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Three Main Paid Newspaper Archive Sites

I will be doing a separate blog post on free newspaper archive sites in the near future. This post is a follow-up to GenealogyBank Now Has Federal Census Records. I started it before starting that post, but decided it was important to get that one out first.

There are three (3) main paid newspaper archive sites although two (2) of them have additional newspaper or obituary sites that require a separate paid subscription. In no particular order: Newspapers.com: https://www.newspapers.com/, owned by Ancestry.com with two subscription options: Basic and Publisher Extra; Newspaper Archives: https://newspaperarchive.com/– monthly and semi-annual subscriptions with Archives.comhttps://www.archives.com/ as another option that joined Ancestry.com and includes newspapers; GenealogyBank  – https://www.genealogybank.com/ with monthly and annual subscriptions. GenealogyBank is part of the Newsbank familyhttps://www.newsbank.com/https://www.newsbank.com/that also includes ObitsArchive.com: http://obitsarchive.com/ (single obituary, monthly and annual subscriptions), NewsLibrary.com: http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=NewsLibrary&p_action=keyword&p_theme=newslibrary2&p_queryname=4000&s_home=home&s_sources=location&p_clear_search=&s_search_type=keyword&s_place=&d_refprod=NewsLibrary (single article, monthly and annual subscriptions* – you can often get it much cheaper if you sign up through GenealogyBank’s e-mail list as they often offer it several times during the year for a much smaller annual rate that in past years has been around $29.95 compared to the almost $200.00 regular annual subscription price). *NewsLibrary allows a maximum of 500 articles/year. Shop around as the sites sometimes offer great deals that will save you a lot.

Each of the above sites and the subsidiary sites for Ancestry.com and Newsbank.com have their own pricing chart. Also, each of the sites have their own list of what newspapers are covered in each state and the time frame for each newspaper.  For example, my hometown newspapers are covered by GenealogyBank.com and NewspaperArchive.com, some overlap, but there are also some time periods that are only available on one or the other site. In some time frames, neither site may offer coverage.

It’s also best to find out where and what time frames you need newspaper access in case one site covers the location and time frame, but another one doesn’t. There’s no easy solution since there are some major gaps in locations and time periods even if you subscribed to every paid newspaper site out there and used every free newspaper site as well.

Some of the sites offer a free trial, but be aware to read the restrictions since some require notifying them several days before the trial ends to avoid getting charged.

There are two basic ways you get the information from the newspaper site. As a PDF that you can usually download or as text that was transcribed. In the first case, the PDFs are often the full page although in some cases, it’s only the article. With the text transcriptions, it’s usually only the article or obituary. In some cases, it’s only the obituaries and nothing else which is a shame. GenealogyBank is an unusual mix as it has several sections: Newspaper Archives (not to be confused with NewspaperArchive.com), Recent Obituaries (there’s some crossover as the Archives sometimes include recent items), U. S. Federal Census (new addition), Social Security Death Index (doesn’t include the last three years), Government Publications, and Historical Books.

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Weirdness Wednesdays January 16, 2019 – B. O. B. – Snow Removal for Lazy People

This is the inaugural post for Weirdness Wednesdays. Two shout-outs: first to Mitch Teemley, https://mitchteemley.com/2019/01/16/wednesday-weirdness/ (his blog links to a different B. O. B. Wednesday Weirdness post than the one I chose below) for giving me the theme topic. I have been wanting to do a Wednesday theme for a while, but not a big fan of Wordless Wednesdays although they work great for many. Maybe one day I will add a Wordless Wednesdays theme, but that’s down the road a bit. I went with Weirdness Wednesdays instead of Wednesday Weirdness.

Next shout-out is to B. O. B. (Bluebird of Bitterness) who is linked in Mitch’s post. I checked out part of her blog and really liked her comment policy: https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/comments/. One of her first blog posts I noticed was this one: https://bluebirdofbitterness.com/2019/01/15/snow-removal-for-lazy-people/ (minor link problem, will work on fixing January 17th, ) I am not lazy, but too many cases of frostbite has killed my tolerance to cold. One of the comments links to this article: https://gizmodo.com/an-rc-snowplow-lets-you-shovoel-your-driveway-from-your-1519872933.

Also, I will highlight different weirdness things in future Weirdness Wednesdays blog posts. It may be another blogger’s weird post. It may be something weird going on in my life or the world in general.

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GenealogyBank Now Has Federal Census Records

GenealogyBank.com, a paid newspaper/obituary subscription site recently added federal census records to its sections: Newspaper Archives (not to be confused with NewspaperArchive.com, a different newspaper/obituary site), Recent Obituaries (there’s some crossover as the Archives sometimes include recent items that aren’t in Recent Obituaries), U. S. Federal Census (new addition), Social Security Death Index (doesn’t include the last three years), Government Publications, and Historical Books. I am not sure when they were added, but I don’t recall seeing them in late December 2018. I didn’t search the site much for the last week of the year, but I don’t remember seeing the addition of federal census records in early January 2019 unless I wasn’t paying enough attention. I only noticed yesterday (January 15, 2019) when I logged into my GenealogyBank.com account. You can get the same census records for free on FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/. Federal law requires federal census records to be sealed for 72 years after the census was taken.

It would be interesting to see if they transcribed the records themselves, or if they simply purchased or acquired a list from elsewhere. I checked my great-grandmother who was transcribed incorrectly on Ancestry.com – I submitted a note so if you search for her now it will find her even though the transcription error is still there; she is correctly transcribed on FamilySearch. -When I looked at GenealogyBank.com, she was transcribed correctly.

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Maj. Richard “Dick” Sherman, last living member of Chennault’s Flying Tigers, passes away at 96

Rest in peace Major Richard “Dick” Sherman. He died January 9, 2019.

Maj. Richard Sherman, last living member of Chennault’s Flying Tigers, passes away at 96https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/maj-richard-sherman-last-living-member-of-channault-s-flying-tigers-passes-away-at-96/1694771710 (has a video which is also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4uFzbFW5tY). I saw it posted on Facebook by the Army Air Corps Library and Museum on its page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArmyAirCorps/posts/?ref=page_internal. He didn’t fly the P-40 fighters that are traditionally associated with the Flying Tigers; he was a member of a B-25 bomber crew which is why he’s probably not on some lists as a Flying Tiger. At least part of his service was after the Flying Tigers were officially absorbed into the regular Army Air Corps. Additional information at https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/01/10/wwii-bombardier-in-flying-tigers-dies/ which indicates there is one surviving Flying Tiger, but doesn’t name the individual.  The article also mentions that Major Sherman was a founder of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum: http://www.chennaultmuseum.org/.

In a 2016 article: https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/life/2016/07/23/richard-sherman-flying-tiger-recalls-events-wwii/87382418/, you can learn more about Major Sherman. A 2018 article: https://www.knoe.com/content/news/A-Flying-Tigers-Living-Legacy-485556621.html.

If you don’t live in the area, you can pay your respects on Find-A-Grave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195931868/richard-w_-sherman. BillionGraves cemetery location if you happen to be in the area: https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Northeast-Louisiana-Veterans-Cemetery/315631 – (doesn’t look like a cemetery on the BillionGraves link, but if you put in GPS: 32.422393,-91.7630551 on Google Maps, it shows up).

He’s listed on the V. A.’s Grave Locator site: https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ – have to manually enter the information, but here’s what you get:

SHERMAN, RICHARD WILLIAM  
MAJ   US AIR FORCE
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/19/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2019
BURIED AT: SECTION A  SITE 277
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA VETERANS CEMETERY
2413 HIGHWAY 425 RAYVILLE, LA 71269-0000
(318) 728-4346

 

 

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New Bundle of Holding, Fanatical.com, and Humble Bundle Deals

New deals and bundles on Bundle of Holding, Fanatical.com, and Humble Bundle.

Bundle of Holding:

Trinity 1E: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Trinity1E

Support Charity:

Protecting humanity

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to these two Trinity Universe offers’ designated charity, the Bodhana Group.

Psion, the stars await! This Trinity 1E Bundle presents .PDF ebooks of the 1997 First Edition of Trinity, the Trinity Universe tabletop roleplaying game originally published by White Wolf and destined to reappear in a new edition from Onyx Path Publishing under its original title, Æon. In the 22nd Century, as the world rebuilds from the devastating Aberrant War, bioengineered psions protect humanity from mutants, hostile aliens, and insidious conspiracies. The large and varied Trinity 1E support line includes early work by Jenna Moran (Nobilis), Greg Stolze (Unknown Armies), and other noted designers.

This bargain-priced collection gives you everything you need for a complete campaign of diverse heroism in the wondrous 22nd Century. For just US$9.95 you get all five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 324-page Trinity First Edition core rulebook, the Trinity Players Guide, the Technology Manual, and two Psi Order sourcebooks ( America Offline and Shattered Europe).

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $20.04 (price valid as of January 15, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more supplements worth an additional $80, including three more Psi Order sourcebooks (Terra Verde, Luna Rising, and Stellar Frontier), the complete Darkness Revealed trilogy of adventures, and three short Field Reports (Extrasolar Colonies, Media, and Psi Laws).

This is one of two Trinity Continuum offers now in progress. Our Aberrant Bundle presents Trinity‘s super-powered companion. Check it out!

Aberrant: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Aberrant

Support Charity:

Protecting humanity

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to these two Trinity Universe offers’ designated charity, the Bodhana Group.

Attention, nova! This Aberrant Bundle presents the 1999 tabletop roleplaying game of paranormals in the Trinity Universe, Aberrant. As a super-powered “nova” in the near future, you’re on the front lines of a tumultuous struggle that shapes the 22nd-Century setting of its companion game, Trinity. Aberrant darkly deconstructs superheroes in the 1980s-90s manner of Watchmen and newuniversal. Originally published by White Wolf, Aberrant is getting a new edition from Onyx Path Publishing.

This bargain-priced collection gives you everything you need to become a quantum-powered metahuman with the power to reshape society. For just US$12.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 298-page Aberrant rulebook and Players Guide, plus the Storytellers Screen with its three-episode introductory story, “Permanent Vacation.”

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $24.10 (price valid as of January 15, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more supplements worth an additional $68, including the Year One setting book that describes the stunning near-future world of 2008, the sourcebooks Elites and Teragen, and the scenario collection Worldwide: Phase II, which advances the timeline to the breathtaking future of 2015.

0one Dungeons: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/0oneDungeons

Support Charity: Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund

Looting dungeons for a good cause

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, the Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund.

For just US$9.95 you get all thirteen titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including nine complete levels of the sprawling Dungeon Under the Mountain, the vast Dungeon of Terror Virtual Boxed Set, and three megadungeons: Archlich’s Lair, Palace of the Vampire Queen, and The Undercity.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $24.29 (as of January 15, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seventeen more titles worth an additional $52.50, including the Dungeon Under the Mountain Level 10 Virtual Boxed Set, 13 customizable Rooms & Encounters (travel the Fungal Corridor to the Desecrated Temple to meet Gormoth the Ever-Hungry), and two sets of Customizable Battlemaps: Dungeon Rooms that let you make your own scenes for miniatures combat. NEW! Dungeon Under the Mountain – The Forgotten Level: Debuting in this offer and not yet available anywhere else, this new 11-page map set explores further under-mountain areas reachable only by teleportation.

Fanatical.com Bundles: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle 19 bundles (as of January 15, 2019). A few new ones, but see the link above for more details.

Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/ 4 bundles available (as of January 15, 2019).

 

 

 

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A visit to the Grumpy Troll in Second Life — Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

We’re fans of the Calas Galadhon Park in Second Life. Run by Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith with their team of dedicated associates, the park offers a magnificent ten regions of open space, maintained through a combination of donations from visitors and out-of-pocket money. Within the regions, each of which takes its name from Tolkien’s […]

via A visit to the Grumpy Troll in Second Life — Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World.

This post encompasses several things: Middle-Earth, Trolls, Gaming. It’s also a shout-out to Trollhallans group on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/876448375868280/?ref=br_rs.

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