Current DNA Sales – May 3, 2021

MyHeritageDNA is now on sale for $59.00 – ends in 6 days.

Mother Day’s Sale updates: FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) sale price Family Finder $59, mtDNA sale $139 – ends May 9, 2021. LivingDNA renamed its sale to Mother’s Day Sale, reduced to 20% sale price.

AncestryDNA started Mother’s Day Sale early as in today $59.00 sale price for basic kit; $69.00 for Ancestry + Trait kits – sale ends May 9, 2021, order on Amazon for free shipping. 

23andMe Ancestry + Health kits – $50 off one kit; $150 off 2 kits in a single order – ends May 9, 2021.

Double checked prices to verify the prices were current as of earlier today. 

LivingDNA Mother’s Day Sale kit is having up to 20% sale with free shipping if you order 3 kits in a single order. Double checked all prices and made adjustments as needed. 

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Mother’s Day Sale up to 30% off with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single order – basic kit sale price $69, other kits available no word on when it ends. 2) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer sale $59.00 (still available as of May 3, 2021, regular price $199.00 for the package)4) 23andMe – new sale prices: Health + Ancestry $50 off 1 Ancestry + Health, $150 off 2 Ancestry + Health kits in a single order – ends May 9, 2021. 5) FTDNA Mother’s Day sale (see above for details).

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,400 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

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. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales – May 1, 2021WeGene is supposed to start selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price. So far, they haven’t started selling them for $99.00.

Monthly DNA company list for May 2021 Current 2021 DNA Companies May 1, 2021. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: regular price $99** price $99.00 – currently available as of May 3, 2021; Ancestry+Health regular price $199.00 – save $50 if you order 1 Ancestry + Health kit; save $150 if you order 2 kits in a single order – ends May 9, 2021; sale price $149; regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: – sale price $59 through May 9, 2021; regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of May 3, 2021). On Amazon – (Basic AncestryDNA test) – sale price $59.00; regular price $99.00 – currently available as of May 3, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, – currently available as of May 3, 2021, sale price $69.00 (both on Ancestry and Amazon) regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: regular price $599 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – sale price $849 for 8 week option, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit:  Sale price available – see link.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – sale price $59.00 for Family Finder and $139.00 mtDNA sale price – ends May 9, 2021 regular price $79.00 Family Finder  Amazon link: Amazon – currently available regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of May 3, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits): price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing DNA Day Sale prices up to 20% off as of May 3, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $79 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) – kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: – currently unavailable as of May 3, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; – currently unavailable as of May 3, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The prices are only available at LivingDNA. Check LivingDNA as the prices change sometimes too often for me to keep up.

Full Genomes Corporation: $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix – some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA sale price $59 – ends in 6 days; regular price $79.00; sale $59.00 (still available as of May 3, 2021, regular price for the package $199.00); (still valid as of May 3, 2021) regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on): $65.00 sale price – available as of May 3, 2021. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing:; price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit on Amazon from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by 

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things (price still valid as of May 3, 2021 although sale items vary from time to time). see prices on link as they change them too frequently to keep up. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: regular price starts at $99, with kits at $139 and $289. One kit ($289 is on sale for $249) Also, check GroupOn – (choose your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales:

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: sale price $59.00 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of May 3, 2021, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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(US) National Archives and Virginia Tech Working on Digitization of Records (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert) – May 6, 2021

I saw this recently on IAJGS(US) National Archives and Virginia Tech Working on Digitization of Records (IAJGS Public Records Access Alert): Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions.

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech and (US) National Archives (NARA) are working on a collaborative project to increase the collection of government records in NARA’s digital catalog (

A series of virtual workshops have been conducted in April and early May as a result of an Andrew Mellon Foundation planning grant.

NARA started digitizing records in 2015 and not has over 120,000, 000 million records digitized.

To read more about this see:

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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Life as The Lonsdales – Featured Blogger of the Week April 30, 2021

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose Life as The Lonsdales: as the Featured Blogger of the Week.  I have been reading the blog since January 2019. About page: none found although she has a good description … Continue reading

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How Kory finds life as a big brother — Life as The Lonsdales

It’s no secret that when I first became a mum, I lost my identity. It took me some time but I did start to find myself again. I started to do the things I enjoyed and stopped feeling guilty for having some time just for myself. I’d found me again. Or so I’d thought. As the years went by, I thought I’d got my identity back but it seems it is so easy to just lose who you are throughout motherhood and today is yet another day where I have found myself feeling a little bit… lost. Again.

How Kory finds life as a big brother
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“Nonstandard McDonald’s” preserves unusual designs on… – The Takeout May 7, 2021

I saw this on The Takeout recently – “Nonstandard McDonald’s” preserves unusual designs on…: Longer article but here’s enough to whet your appetite.

Back in the ’80s in Coralville, Iowa, a Ronald McDonald statue leered at McDonald’s visitors from atop a giant tree stump. Oceans away, in China, a pair of cloaked, faceless figures welcomed Happy Meal–seeking visitors into several World of Warcraft–themed McDonald’s. Most recently, Swedish ingenues constructed the McHive, a tiny McDonald’s for bees. Separated by time, space, and McFlurry availability, each of these architectural wonders have one thing in common: they’re featured on Nonstandard McDonald’s, a viral Twitter account managed by Max Krieger.
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How Sport Helps My Mental Health & Well-Being — Jenny in Neverland

AD | I don’t talk about sport much on my blog as I realise I probably don’t have the audience for it. However, I do talk about well-being, self care and mental health a fair bit. And by a fair bit, I mean all the time. I love to delve into different areas of these topics and approach them from different angles. So today I want to talk about the connection between sport and mental health and well-being.

How Sport Helps My Mental Health & Well-Being

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First Visit with New Optometrist – May 7, 2021

I met with the new optometrist today. Turns out my left eye now has a catract and he set me with a specialist who does cataract surgery. He didn’t order my new pair of glasses as he wants to see how the surgery goes first. His office has to set up the first appointment and they will call me when the first appointment is scheduled. Then, I can set up later appointments with the specialist. Glad he found the cataract as I wasn’t aware I had one.

Not sure how soon it will be to take care of in terms of surgery. I also need to check it they take my medical insurance. I send them contact information to see if they take my two forms of insurance.

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Hatch Aftermath: A Very Dirty Incubator — Forged Mettle Farm

Over the years, I’ve artificially incubated eggs from chickens, guinea fowl, ducks, and geese. When the excitement of the hatch is over, an unpleasant – but important – task awaits: cleaning out the befouled hatcher. And procrastination is not your friend.

Hatch Aftermath: A Very Dirty Incubator
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When Public Domain is NOT Public Domain – The Story of Carol Highsmith – Jonathan Bailey YouTube

I saw this recently –

Direct link: When Public Domain is NOT Public Domain – The Story of Carol Highsmith (about 9:25 minutes long)

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Delve into 9.5 million new travel records – FindMyPast Fridays May 7, 2021

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at shortened it a fair amount and highlighted the different topics covered. Here’s the direct link – Delve into 9.5 million new travel records

Niall Cullen 7 May 2021

Plus, we’ve added exclusive parish registers and new poor law records.

At Findmypast, May has begun how April ended – with more exciting new releases. Get all the details on our latest record and newspaper additions below.



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14 Underground Destinations to Visit Across the United States – Fodor Travel

I saw this on Fodor Travel – 14 Underground Destinations to Visit Across the United States: Longer article.

Travel deeper (literally) with these underground destinations.

When you travel, there’s so much more than initially meets the eye—sometimes, you have to dive a little deeper. In some instances, you literally can’t see what’s going on unless you go underneath. Underground destinations don’t get enough attention, but the United States is actually full of all kinds of incredible underground wonders. In addition to the thrill of exploring worlds unknown, the majority of these destinations are at a consistent temperature throughout the year, and weather problems don’t affect them.

The City Market Catacombs


The Mega Cavern


The Forestiere Underground Gardens


The Florida Caverns State Park


Ruby Falls


Ghost Baby


The City Hall Subway Station


The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library


The Greenbrier Bunker


The Underground Mine


The Brewery Tunnels


The Bank Vault


The Lost Canyon Cave


Bube’s Brewery and Catacombs

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