Current DNA Sales – January 2, 2022

Current sales as of January 2, 2021. Double checked all prices before posting.  

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Holiday 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 $79.00 (still available as of January 2, 2021). 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 1,300 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  Current DNA Sales – December 30, 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 December 2021 Current 2021 DNA Companies January 2, 2022. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe:  sale price $79.00, regular price $99 sale price $79.00, regular price $99.00  currently available as of  January 2, 2021; sale price $129.00 regular price $199.00; VIP Health + Ancestry special deal regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon). Sale price for $199.00 kir – $129.00 no word on when sale ends.

AncestryDNA: – Sale price $59.00 for Basic Kit; $149.00 for Traits kit; regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of January 2, 2021). On Amazon – (Basic AncestryDNA test) – sale price $59.00; regular price $99.00 – currently available as of January 2, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, – sale price $69.00; currently available as of January 2, 2021, 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 $550 (8 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 $49.00 ends December 31, 2021; $79 regular price; Family Finder Amazon link: Amazon – currently available – sale price $49.00, regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of January 2, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19. mtDNA and Y-DNA kits also on sale.

Regular prices:

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

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits): price $89.00, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Holiday Sale prices up to 30% off as of January 2, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $69.00 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: – currently unavailable as of January 2, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; – currently unavailable as of January 2, 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;   regular price $79.00; sale price $79.00, regular price for the package $199.00); (currently available as of January 2, 2021)  regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on):  $65.00 price – available as of January 2, 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 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 January 2, 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 $69.00 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of January 2

, 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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One of the Most Famous Victorian Dishes Is a Hilarious Lie – Weirdness Wednesdays January 19, 2022

Here’s a nice post for this week’s Weirdness Wednesday post; saw it recently on One of the Most Famous Victorian Dishes Is a Hilarious Lie: Slightly longer article.

BY DIANA HUBBELL January 12, 2022

Brown Windsor soup was reportedly a favorite of the Queen. The only problem? It may not have existed.

“GOOD HEAVENS! ISSUE UMBRELLAS, THE Scots are firing porridge!” exclaims Neddie Seagoon, a character voiced by comedian Harry Secombe on the popular 1950s British radio program The Goon Show. The English military forces have just been hit with a “great steaming spludge” and aren’t having it.

“Porridge at teatime?” roars Major Denis Bloodnok, voiced by Peter Sellers, in horror. “They’re trying to unbalance our diet!”


Other Weirdness Wednesdays posts:

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Wilson Czech Opera House & Museum, Wilson – Kansas Tuesdays January 18, 2022

I chose to look in Ellsworth County, Kansas for this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. I went with the Wilson Czech Opera House & Museum, Wilson It may have restrictions due to COVID-19.


360 Wichita: No listing located

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located

Atlas Obscura: No listing located

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties):  (no listing located)

Facebook (website, search, or blog page)


Foursquare: No listing located

Four States Homepage: No listing located

Get Rural Kansas: No listing located

Google Maps: Google Maps, Wilson, Kansas (Street View available)

Historical Marker Database: No listing located

Inspirock: No listing located


Kansas GenWeb: No listing located

Kansas Historical Society: No listing located

Kansas Hometown Locator:,z,67490,p,wilson%20czech%20opera%20house,i,8409ycuz-a10f381e1a2b4bbebecad46abc446210.cfm

Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located No listing located

Kansas Transportation: No listing located


KS History Group D: No listing located

Landmarkhunter: No listing located

Legends of America: No listing located

Legends of Kansas: No listing located

Museums Database:

Museums.US:No listing located

MuseumsUSANo listing located

National Historic Register No listing located

Only In Your State: (no listing located)


Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located

Roadside America: No listing located

Road Trippers: No listing located

Silly America: no listing located, but very few Kansas listings to begin with

Southeast Kansas Living: No listing located

Spaces Archives: No listing located

Travel KansasNo listing located

Trip Advisor: No listing located

Trip Hobo: No listing located

Trip Shock: No listing located

Tumblr: No listings located

Twitch channel or search: No listing located


Vimeo channel or search: (No videos found)

Waymarking: No listing located

Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located

Wikipedia: no article, and mentioned


YouTube: channel: no channel (some videos located)

Past Kansas Tuesdays posts:

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Retrospective: Tactics II — Greyhawk Grognard

As some of my long-time readers may recall, I was a wargamer before I was a role-player. Back then, there were two major wargame companies; Avalon Hill and SPI. I had a ton of both company’s games, as well as some others from smaller publishers, and it’s true to say my love of hex-and-counter wargames didn’t go away once I found Dungeons & Dragons. Indeed, the two hobbies, being so closely related in history and audience, went hand in hand for me and my group of gamers (as well as less wargamey board games from Avalon Hill like Dune, Diplomacy, Kingmaker, etc.).

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 14, 2022

I checked recently and saw new updates – – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – January 14, 2022: Only including updates after December 16, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can add a lot of records fast. I checked just before posting it, and the latest update was January 14, 2022.

New and Updated


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Hey friends, how are you today? How are you really? How goes your day? We finally have a snow or precipitation free day, although the sun is still in hiding. Our winter has been rather unusual. The coldest and snowiest months are January and February and although lately, we have been bitterly cold, tomorrow our temperature is scheduled to be 40° with rain. And this has been the trend for the winter season so far; cold and coldest. I am still flabbergasted by this strange phenomenon.

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RIGHT NOW: Order your “free” at home covid tests — The Homa Files

The government web site is up and running:

RIGHT NOW: Order your “free” at home covid tests

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Former Air Force base in South Dakota with ’50 beds, 15 baths’ listed for sale – Yahoo! News January 18, 2022

I saw this today on Yahoo! News – Former Air Force base in South Dakota with ’50 beds, 15 baths’ listed for sale: Longer article. Here’s the Google Maps reference:’00.8%22N+9957’22.0%22W/@45.05022,-99.956111,554m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Elisa Sand, Aberdeen News January 18, 2022

A 42-acre parcel of land briefly used as an air force base north of Gettysburg is on the market with an asking price of $4.5 million.

Property owner Lev Goukassian, a retired businessman who said he ran a computer company, posted the property sale on Facebook marketplace recently with an asking price of just under $1 million. But by Friday, the asking price had jumped to $4.5 million.

Goukassian said he’s been surprised by the offers he’s received, including one international inquiry at the initial asking price.


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Introduction to Genealogy: A New Online Course From MyHeritage – MyHeritage January 18, 2022

I saw this today on MyHeritage – Introduction to Genealogy: A New Online Course From MyHeritage: Longer article.

By Esther January 18, 2022

Our #1 goal at MyHeritage is to make family history accessible to everyone, everywhere. One way we accomplish that goal is by providing you with cutting-edge tools that make your genealogy research an easy and enjoyable experience. Another way is by providing free educational resources to help you take your genealogy skills to the next level. In 2019, we launched MyHeritage Knowledge Base, our free, one-stop educational resource with hundreds of webinars, how-to videos, and articles on various aspects of genealogy and DNA. In 2020, we started our free, highly successful Facebook Live and Ask the Expert series, which have been running on a weekly basis for almost two years.

Now, we’re taking the natural next step. We’re excited to announce the launch of our first full-length online genealogy course: Introduction to Genealogy.

Our free course is the perfect way to kickstart your family history research if you’re just starting out, or to jump back in if you dabbled in genealogy in the past and are looking to pick it up again. Hosted by our superstar Genealogy Expert Daniel Horowitz and taught by a world-class panel of experts, the course will provide a strong foundation in genealogy and teach you everything you need to know to embark on a journey to discover your family history.


About the course


Signing up




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Cursed City: city guard, part 1 — Scent of a Gamer

I have completed the first five city guard models from the Cursed City box and had a lot of fun painting these:

Cursed City: city guard, part 1
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Miss ECSU 2019 – 2020 for Miss CIAA 2020 – Elizabeth City State University YouTube

Direct link: Miss ECSU 2019 – 2020 for Miss CIAA 2020 (about 1:51 minutes long)

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