Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales November 13, 2019

Over 1,000 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see its current price.

Biggest change is MyHeritageDNA lowered its sale price to $49 from $59 sale price as they switched to their Early Bird Thanksgiving DNA Sale, ending November 18, 2019.

This month and next month, most of the companies below will offer sales. When the sales begin and end will vary. Generally, there will be a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale sometime this month, and usually a Year-End Sale that will run in December 2019. This is an update to my earlier post this morning – DNA Sales November 2019 Have Started as several other DNA companies have joined the sale.

Making it Sticky for now as it includes the major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, Geno 2.0 Next until it is no longer available, Helix, and a few others, but will include some other DNA companies that are not considered major genealogical DNA companies), most of which aren’t having sales right now. Will replace when a new sale shows up. Monthly DNA price list for October – Current November 2019 DNA Prices November 1, 2019. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies. Amazon often has great deals for some of the DNA companies around Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

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.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit, sale price $79, regular price $99**  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ sale  price $79, regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health, sale price $99.00 regular price $199.00** – https://www.amazon.com  – regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). VIP Health + Ancestry sale price $399, regular price $499 (2 kits included) – not seeing it on Amazon. Sale ends December 2, 2019.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – sale ends November 27, 2019 sale price $59 (+ $10 if you add Traits), regular price $99 (basic AncestryDNA test); (Ancestry Health) regular price $149 – appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s $30 more; Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=ancestry+dna sale price $59, regular price $99.00; if you want AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC;  regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link.

Dante Labshttps://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround tends to be higher); sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – no end date listed, regular price varies depending on which test you click.  On Amazon, there are several listings: 1) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kitcheck Amazon; looks like they made some changes https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Whole-GenomeZ-Sequencing/dp/B07V9SP35Y/ currently unavailable price $899.00 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 GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $899.00, regular price $1,499.00.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – sale ends November 28, 2019 Family Finder sale price $59, regular price $79 – Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing.

Y-37 $99 sale price, regular price $169
Y-111 $199 sale price, regular price $359
Big Y-700* $399 sale price, regular price $649
*Big Y-700 does not include the raw data file. The option to purchase is available once you get your results.
Big Y-500 to Y-700 upgrade sale price $189, regular price $249
mtDNA sale price $139, regular price $199

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89 although prices on LivingDNA vary (see chart below) – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ – on Amazon, unavailable as of November 13, 2019, usually comes back, but it’s been unavailable a lot longer than normal on Amazon. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The below prices are only available at LivingDNA.

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping – not on sale
DNA Ancestry Kit sale price $79 + shipping, regular price $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit sale price $99 + shipping, regular price $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit sale price $149 + shipping, regular price $179.00 + shipping

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Testing, Global Ancestry, DNA Matching, Nutrion Report, Fitness Insight
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
Recent ancestry, Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today, Extended ancestry, DNA matching
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
Vitamin response, Food metabolism, Nutrition Ideas, Exercise, Recovery, Exercise Ideas
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping
Combination of the Ancestry Kit and the Wellbeing Kit

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs.

Geno 2.0 Next Update June 1, 2019 – National Geographic and Helix have stopped offering kits – see National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending. Temporarily, Amazon still has some kits available – Amazon sale price is $56.90* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of November 13, 2019) – price tends to change every few days.

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests 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); 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. 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.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnaEarly Thanksgiving Sale $49 (sale to end November 18, 2019) – may be free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; $79 regular price; Amazon for $79.00* with $20.00 coupon available (still valid as of  November 13, 2019) with free shipping; Health https://www.myheritage.com/health, regular price $199.00on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/GENI-MH-Dna-Test-Kit/dp/B074DWG7HF, regular price $199. GroupOn: https://www.groupon.com/deals/n-myheritage-dna-kit sale price $48.00 (regular price tends to be $55) temporarily unavailable as of November 13, 2019. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They made 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 uploaded 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 23andMe KIT ONLY $28.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Promo Code (online only) – no Promo Code  (Promo Code and discount change on a regular basis). Still available as of November 13, 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 November 13, 2019 although sale items vary from time to time). 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 tests. Not available on Amazon.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com up to 15% off  (sale still going November 13, 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 $89. 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 off coupon as of November 13, 2019)- 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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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 11 November 2019

I saw this today on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 11 November 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-11-november-2019/

FamilySearch.org added Chilean (1821-2015) and South African (1886-2010) cemetery records. More historical records added from American Samoa, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal and the United States of America (including over 600,000 Charleston, South Carolina records (1732 – 1872) and Native American Census Rolls (1885-1940)).

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
American Samoa American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972 3,201 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999 8,050 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Canada Manitoba Church Records, 1800-1959 18 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928 6,380 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2015 0 347,205 Added images to an existing collection
Colombia Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991 37,799 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898 5,845 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 29,440 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
England England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887 1,528 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Ireland Ireland, Treble Almanac & Dublin Directory 1783 8,201 0 New indexed records collection
Ireland Ireland, W.P.W. Phillimore & Gertrude Thrift, Indexes to Irish Wills 1536-1858, 5 vols 32,483 0 New indexed records collection
Italy Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1930 9,299 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Netherlands Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records 41,184 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997 14,073 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018 1,907 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
Portugal Portugal, Aveiro, Civil Registration, 1911-1915 202 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa South Africa, Cape Province, Cemetery Records, 1886-2010 817,273 0 New indexed records collection
United States Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974 707 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930 5,588 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965 5,649 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States California, Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988 15 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Georgia, County Delayed Birth and Death Records, 1870-1960 1,614 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989 59,150 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Hawaii, Hansen’s Disease Records, Kalaupapa Census Index, 1839-1970 6,753 0 New indexed records collection
United States Idaho Naturalization Records, 1892-1990 15,751 0 New indexed records collection
United States Iowa, Monroe County, Card Index of Births, Deaths & Marriages from Newspaper Clippings, 1898-2015 173,862 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 3,805 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965 3,805 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972 35,111 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906 69,302 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Maryland, Kent County, Voter Registration Records, 1853-1898 40 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez Death Index, 1835-1905 235 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Montana Naturalization Records, 1868-1999 7,485 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Carolina, Wake County, Death Records, 1900-1909 387 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States North Dakota, Naturalization Records, 1868-1924 1,864 0 New indexed records collection
United States Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953 86,712 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926 509 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston District, Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1774-1872 245,755 0 New indexed records collection
United States South Carolina, Charleston District, Estate inventories, 1732-1844 398,496 0 New indexed records collection
United States Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913 42,733 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States Texas, Harrison County Delayed Birth Records, 1860-1933 1,057 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 326,954 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 276,733 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection

 

 

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Godzilla 1954 | KAIJU PROFILE ~Redux~【wikizilla.org】 – YouTube Video

I found this on YouTubeGodzilla 1954 | KAIJU PROFILE ~Redux~【wikizilla.org】 – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIFQCOP1Us8 (about 18:04 minutes long).

What is Kaiju?

As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju

I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.

Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.

In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.

Other uses of  Tag: Kaiju

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Six Blogging Tips That I Ignore — Renard’s World

An in-depth social commentary that is based on six blogging tips that I blatantly ignore.

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Forgiveness and Grudges — From Cave Walls – Forgiveness Sundays November 17, 2019

I chose this re-blog as this week’s Forgiveness Sundays.

At what cost do we hold on to things that only serve to keep us apart? My husband and I talked about this over breakfast this morning. We have all had people who hurt us or disappointed us in some way. Sometimes we close the doors on that relationship and sometimes those doors are closed […]

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SEO without an established brand is a waste of your time. — #MILLENNIALLIFECRISIS

I know that I ramble a lot, so I am going to try to keep this brief. First and foremost, if anyone doesn’t know, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a […]

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Timeline of Investigative Genetic Genealogy — The DNA Geek – DNA Saturdays November 16, 2019

I chose this re-blog from the DNA Geek as this week’s DNA Saturdays post as I think it’s relevant to what’s going on in the DNA world.

This post lists key events in the evolution of “investigative genetic genealogy”, the application of genetic genealogy techniques to criminal investigations. It is not meant to be a list of “solved” cases (that’s available here) nor a discussion of pros and cons. Rather, the intent is to track the progression of the field and its…

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New Bundle of Holding – Necropolis 2350 – November 16, 2019

I saw the new bundle recently on Bundle of Holding – Necropolis 2350.

This time the charity is to support someone in the gaming world who suffered a stroke (see more information below).

Link to be added to Gaming Sunday November 10, 2019.

Here’s a review of the game from 2011: https://andyslack.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/review-necropolis-2350/.

Necropolis 2350: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Necropolis

Adventurer! This Necropolis 2350 Bundle presents the campaign setting of grimdark 24th-Century horror from Triple Ace Games for Pinnacle Entertainment‘s fast-furious-fun tabletop roleplaying game Savage Worlds. On Salus, humanity’s last habitable world, knights of the Third Reformation Church and soldiers of the Union of Corporations battle an onslaught by the undead Rephaim. Take the roles of Impalers, Incinerators, Preachers, and Templars in a desperate struggle against extinction.We’ve prepared this Necropolis 2350 offer on short notice to help Triple Ace’s prolific Creative Director and longtime Bundle of Holding supporter Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams, who last month suffered a debilitating stroke. In addition to Necropolis, Wiggy’s popular Savage Worlds settings include Hellfrost, Slipstream, 50 Fathoms, Weird Wars Rome, Daring Tales of Adventure, Leagues of Adventure, and many more.For just US$7.95 you get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $49.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Necropolis 2350 Player’s Guide and Setting Book, six sets of full-color print-and-fold Necropolis Figure Flats, and the Necropolis 2350 GM Screen.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $20.75, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more supplements worth an additional $64, including four character guides, the 200-page Necropolis Adventure Compendium, and the Necropolis 2351-55 Update, a major expansion that pushes the timeline to still more hellish depths.

Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.

Helping a designer in need

Last month Triple Ace Games Creative Director and prolific roleplaying designer Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams suffered a stroke. TAG director Robin Elliott says, “Wiggy had two smaller strokes in the summer and has not been well for several months. He suffered a stroke three weeks ago that has affected his ability to communicate. His current condition is stable, but his language center was hit, and he struggles to complete sentences. He is unable to type, and using a computer is difficult. But we hope with some months of recovery and speech therapy he will be able to get back his typing and writing skills, which are crucial to his work.” Ordinarily ten percent of each Bundle of Holding purchase goes to a charity. This benefit offer assigns that charity portion to Triple Ace Games, to help TAG and Wiggy in a tough time.

 

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Panzer U-Boat – The German Submarine Tank – YouTube Video

I saw this yesterday on YouTubePanzer U-Boat – The German Submarine Tank – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UWEZGrQvKs&t (around 10:01 minutes long).

Took a bit to research, but found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seehund.

 

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – November 14, 2019

I saw this last night on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – November 14, 2019: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates since November 7, 2019.

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Who’s who on the Queen’s family tree? – FindMyPast November 13, 2019

I saw this last night on FindMyPast -Who’s who on the Queen’s family tree?: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/family-tree/royal-family-tree.

Niall Cullen 13 November 2019

Take a closer look at Queen Elizabeth II’s ancestry and the British royal family tree.

Romance, scandal, tragedy. Queen Elizabeth II’s family history has seen it all. There’s no denying that certain individuals on the Queen’s royal family tree have led privileged but dramatic lives. You only have to binge-watch a season of The Crown to realise that.

How well do you know each of the Queen’s ancestors and descendants? We’ve built a couple of royal family trees to give you all the facts you need on the Royal Family, including who’s related to who, their relationship to the Queen and the stories they’ll be remembered for.

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