Current March 2019 DNA Sales

Updated March 18, 2019 – removed sales that ended and made price changes as needed; updated March 14, 2019: made price adjustments as necessary and added sales for the various Mother’s Day (U. K.) or St. Patrick’s Day Sales. Updated March 7, 2019: added new sales for AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), FindMyPastDNA, MyHeritageDNA, and Geno 2.0 Next.

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 March 18, 2019 (original post was on March 1, 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 Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99** regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health  regular price $199.00**. Amazon has Ancestry + Health –  (last update March 18, 2019, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon). There was a temporary free shipping offer recently, can’t tell if it’s still available.

AncestryDNA : -sale price $59.00 – ends March 18, 2019, regular price $99.00 – been seeing $89 and $79 sale prices when I check on some days, but those usually only last one (1) day; Amazon (sale price $59.00 or $69.00, regular price $99.00* or higher as of March 14, 2019, slightly different link as the old one wasn’t showing tests available); if you want AncestryDNA + Traits,, sale price $69.00, regular price $109.00. 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 March 18, 2019 (regular price $29.99); check for discount code or reward card discount/bonus as they sometimes offer discount codes. Here’s the direct link:

Dante Labs sale price $599.00, regular price $899.00.  On Amazon, there are two listings: 1) sale price $299.00 regular price $699.00 ; 2) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kit, 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 Dante Labs DNA Test for Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionalssale price $149.00 (as of March 7, 2019), regular price is $199.00 The sale is still going, but no word on how long until they end it. 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)) – sale price $999.00, regular price $1,499.00.

DNAFit **

Diet Pro: starting at $59.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro: starting at $79.99 $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: sale price $99.00*, regular price $155.33* or higher on Amazon as of March 18, 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 sale price extended to ?  $29.99 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 ($22.49* as of March 18, 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 March 18, 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)  – FamilyFinder , regular price, $79.00 on Amazon (still valid as of March 18, 2019): also was on sale on GroupOn – temporarily unavailable March 18, 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 March 18, 2019.

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below): – sale price $89 each as of March 18, 2019 although it’s $99 on LivingDNA – on sale in U. K. for less if you live in the U. K.LivingDNA kits on Amazon (available on Amazon as of March 18, 2019), – available again on Amazon, sale price $94.00, 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) $59.99 **+ another $40.00  if you need a Helix DNA kit as of March 18, 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) – sale price $69.95; regular sale 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 sale price is $33.89* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of March 18, 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  No longer available as of March 18, 2019 – may or may not come back later;  $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 – some tests on sale, 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: 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; 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: price $69.99 + $20.00 Helix kit (as of March 18, 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: 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 Test 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. It semi-regularly goes on sale for much cheaper.

LivingDNA  regular price is $99 – on sale on the U. K. website for 79 GBP, savings of 20 GBP through March 31, 2019; cheaper on FindMyPastDNA for $89. LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA used to be available on Amazon – (available on Amazon as of March 18, 2019). 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 March 14, 2019 and it only has one match. One of the transfers has zero (0) matches!

MyHeritageDNA – End of Winter Sale: sale price $69 (through March 18, 2019) free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; $79 regular price; Amazon for $75.00* (still valid as of March 18, 2019) with free shipping and FTDNA‘s Amazon (see above) price may be cheaper so check both places. GroupOn: 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 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: 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 SPRING. Still available as of March 18, 2019, but should be ending soon.

Silverberry Genomix:  Some kits on sale, check website; 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: They are offering 23andMe basic Ancestry/Ethnicity kit (the $99.99 test) regular price $99.99. Lab fee is included. Still valid as of March 18, 2019.

TeloYears regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things (price still valid as of March 18, 2019 although deal can 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 (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon. Recently added $19 monthly subscription with 2 kits sent/year and one bottle/month of supplements (minimum 12 month subscription).

Veritas Genetics: No sales as of March 18, 2019.

Vitagene: up to 20% off sale for Year-end sale (no word on when discount ends; valid as of March 18, 2019)

Current sales:

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: (sale price on Amazon is $79.00* as of March 18, 2019 – check for coupon as they sometimes have $10.00 off coupon deal on Amazon)- 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 $129.00* (as of March 18, 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: – $29.99 (kit only) as of March 18, 2019 with possible discount 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 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).

DNA companies not offering sales at this time (March 18, 2019):

23andMe (see Sale Section above) Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99Amazon link: – regular price $99.00; Amazon has Ancestry + Health –  regular price $199.00.

AncestryDNA (see Sale Section above) – 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) (See Sale Section above for DNAFit tests on sale)

Diet Pro: $119.99 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Amazon link: see Sale Section above for current price.
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  Company no longer selling kits. Website will go down later this year.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)  You can also check Amazon or EBay as other alternatives.
Family Finder sale price $59.00, regular price $79Amazon link: $79.00 regular price
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)  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; also available: 15x $545
Y Elite Ancestry Test for Men $450
Analysis of Y BAM files – males only (starts at $50 for BAM file analysis with several other analysis options available –
Long Read Whole Genome $2,900.00
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $750
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: (link still temporarily valid, but frozen so you can’t upload new kits there use  -> to upload raw data; free for most things like Matching, but access to Tier 1 tools costs $10.00/month.

GenePlaza – 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 – 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,, 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  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 :

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.

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 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: KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports.). See Sale Section above for possible discounts. Still available as of March 18, 2019, but should be ending soon.

TeloYears 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  regular prices ranging from $89 to $399 with new option for ExplorerGutPlus*** (4 SmartGut tests delivered during the year for $399 sale price – valid as of March 18, 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: 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 See Sale Section above.  Here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: Regular price $999 for their 30x read. For additional information, here’s a link to the company’s PDF: – Not available on Amazon.

WeGene 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. 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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What Are the Risks When You Blog for Money and Startup Ideas That Cost Little to No Money – Work Online Business From Home

Via  What are the risks when you blog for money? and Startup Ideas That Cost Little to No Money – Work Online Business From Home.

Slightly different aspect (non- U. S.) on blogging for money as the first post references

Advertising Standards Authority Ltd. (trading as ASA), registered in England and Wales

I agree with her statement about making it more difficult for everybody:

However, it is much more complicated than it was. There are rules. However, quite a few people (digital media agencies, in particular) are failing to respect them. And that makes it more difficult for everyone.

That’s true whether it’s the ASA in England and Wales or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U. S.

On a lighter note, her second post I linked above shows some ways to do a start-up with little or no money.



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FindMyPast Fridays – March 22, 2019

Thank you to FindMyPast – for posting this on Thursday as it makes it easier for me to schedule for Friday mornings. I know they aren’t doing it for my benefit, but as it helps me out, I thought acknowledging their efforts was a good thing.

Scotland, Midlothian, 1834 Dalkeith Census

Search for your ancestors in the 1834 census for Dalkeith, Midlothian. The collection contains over 5,000 transcripts that that will reveal a combination of your ancestor’s address, age, occupation, place of worship and corresponding details for their fellow household members. If they were a child at the time, the records will also reveal the names of both their weekday and Sunday schools.

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British Army Records & Regimental Histories

Discover your British military ancestor with these regimental histories. Regimental histories are an excellent resource for discovering more about your ancestor’s military career. You can discover where the regiment was stationed, read despatches from the First World War and records of the deeds and achievements of the British Army. This fascinating collection of more than a thousand PDF images currently includes three publications including;

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US Servicemen in North Devon, England 1943-1945

Explore lists of over 5,000 US servicemen who were stationed in North Devon during WW2. The records consist of original visitor books kept by the local servicemen’s club. The servicemen served at the Assault Training Centre in North Devon, which was set up in 1942. It was established during the Second World War as a centre to develop and practice amphibious assault exercises to prepare for the Normandy landing on D-Day. They practiced on the beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton Sands.

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Scotland, Criminal Database 1801-1917

Search this database of more than 130,000 records of Crown Office Precognitions and High Court Trial Papers to find out if your ancestor was ever in trouble with the law or the victim of a crime. Each record includes a transcript of the original document that, depending on its age and nature, may reveal a wide variety of facts. Records may include biographical details surrounding your ancestor’s birth, their address, descriptions and occupation as well as details of their trial. This may include the date, location and nature of their offense, the names of their victims, previous convictions, the date and location of their trial and the sentence they received.

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International Records Update – El Salvador

Over 1.1 million records from the republic of El Salvador have recently been added to our growing collection of world records. The new additions consist of three indexes of baptisms, civil births and marriages spanning the years 1750 to 1940, including:


British & Irish Newspaper Update

This week we have added over 110,000 new pages to our collection of British & Irish newspapers. We are delighted to welcome two specialist titles, Justice – ‘the oldest socialist journal in the British Islands,’ and the Tablet, a Roman Catholic newspaper. We also have one further brand new addition, the Portadown News from County Armagh in Northern Ireland.

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We have also updated two of our existing titles, the West Middlesex Gazette and the Staffordshire Sentinel. This week we have added the years 1930 to 1938 to the Staffordshire Sentinel, with 28,000 new searchable pages.


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Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes RPG Kickstarter Campaign Ends March 26, 2019 2:46 PM US Central Time – Update March 21, 2019

Disclosure: I will probably be backing MSPE at the PDF level with add-ons for the three (3) supplemental PDFs. 

An update on this Kickstarter campaign that I mentioned previously: Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes RPG Kickstarter Campaign Ends March 26, 2019 2:46 PM US Central Time

Rick Loomis –  sent an e-mail update on his health (fighting cancer) and an update on the above Kickstarter campaign and other things going on at Flying Buffalo: The campaign is doing well with over $23,000 pledged for $10,000 campaign goal. I checked Kicktraq: to see how it’s doing.



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Keep Your Blog Content Fresh — The Art of Blogging

I think there should be a notice when setting up a new blog: “WARNING.” “Blogging is not easy. You may experience unexpected droughts of inspiration, difficultly maintaining a schedule, or succumb to the pressures of always needing fresh content.” Understandably, awash with the desire to share their great ideas and unique perspective with the world, […]

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The 14th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy March 22-24, 2019

I received an e-mail a while back from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) about this conference – The 14th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy March 22-24, 2019: . I didn’t have $149 for the conference. The conference is full, but you can sign up for a waiting list if you are interested in attending.

*IMPORTANT: Registration is only open to Group Administrators. If you have difficulty registering, please contact us at with “Registration Help” in the subject line. Please do not contact Bennett, Max, Customer Service, or the main Groups email address regarding registration.

I have never attended the conferences, and I expect some of those who attend will give updates on their blogs, vlogs, or websites during the conference, or after it’s over.


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23andMe Haplogroup Limitations; Big-Y 700 (FTDNA), Y Elite (FGC)

If you test with 23andMe, you will get haplogroup information (mtDNA for males and females; Y-DNA for males). These haplogroups are an estimate as they rely on a small number of SNPs to determine your haplogroup. In most cases, you will get a basic to intermediate haplogroup result using 23andMe or any other company or website that analyzes your DNA using SNPs. LivingDNA, and by extension – FindMyPastDNA, use SNPs.

If you want a full haplogroup, then you need to either do a full DNA test or use a company that offers full mtDNA testing and/or deep Y-DNA testing. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers full mtDNA testing and fairly deep Y-DNA testing, but neither test is cheap. While FTDNA’s Big-Y 700 is one of the better Y-DNA tests on the market, it’s still not a full Y-DNA test.

Full Genomes Corporation’s (FGC) Y-DNA testing – is another great option, and in terms of pricing, it’s $425 compared to FTDNA‘s Big-Y 700 at $649. It was a more comprehensive test than FTDNA’s Big-Y 500 test although I haven’t seen comparisons between FGC’s Y Elite – and the updated FTDNA Big-Y 700. Although I expect the edge will still go to FGC. I expect somebody will do a comparison between Y Elite and Big-Y 700 in the near future.

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Why German Wikipedia is down for 24 hours

I thought this was important enough to post outside my regular scheduling time.

Why German Wikipedia is down for 24 hours –

German language Wikipedia is down all day on the 21st of March as part of a protest against new European copyright laws.

In place of the usual Wikipedia site, for Thursday visitors will see a black screen with white writing describing the reasons for the protest.

The black screen is led with a capitalized banner which says “This is our last chance. Help us to modernize copyright in Europe.”

See also:

EU link:

Don’t think because you are not an E. U. citizen or living in the EU that you are safe from this bill if it becomes law in the E. U.

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