Category Archives: Full Genomes

YSearch and MitoSearch to Close Down

As reported on the FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) forum,, both YSearch and MitoSearch are shutting down. Ysearch and Mitosearch going out of business Hello all, I wanted to let you know that it looks like Ysearch and Mitosearch are finally … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2018 DNA Sales

Updated May 14, 2018: Updated to include what may be the last of the Mother’s Day Sale discounts which is 25% off of some HomeDNA kits – don’t know if it’s across the board, but it does appear to include … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, Amazon, AncestryDNA, DNAFit, FTDNA, Full Genomes, Geno 2.0 Next, Helix, HomeDNA, LivingDNA, TeloYears, TribeCode, Veritas, WeGene, | 1 Comment

Current DNA Sales April 2018

As always, check with the website to see current price as most of these tests frequently don’t have an end date, or the end date can end sooner or later than what was originally announced. Same goes for Amazon and … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, 24 Genetics, AncestryDNA, FamilyTree DNA, Full Genomes, GenCove, GenePlaza, Geno 2.0 Next, LivingDNA, MyHeritage DNA, TeloYears, WeGene | 6 Comments

Maternal vs. Matrilineal and Paternal vs. Patrilineal – There is a Huge Difference

Too often, non-experts and way too many genealogy experts use paternal and maternal when they should be using matrilineal and patrilineal. Half of your ancestors are maternal and half are paternal, but only a small fraction of those ancestors fail … Continue reading

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Helix DNA Test Offerings And Why You Shouldn’t Buy Most of Them

NOTE: Be sure to check what devices the test you want to order is available for. Many of the individual tests only work on iPhones or Apple devices. Some also work on Android or online, but check each one since … Continue reading

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Helix, Helix/HumanCode and GEDmatch Potential Issue, and All of Us

When I logged into GEDmatch ( earlier today, I saw the following warning: Dec. 24 ALERT! A company named Helix is attempting to sell an app called DNApassport and implying they are associated with GEDmatch. We have no knowledge of … Continue reading

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How Long Before Full DNA Testing Hits $100? Plus Current DNA Sales December 2017

Updated December 18, 2017 to include sale price that was announced after I made the original post. While the title might sound like a pipe dream, several companies are pushing for lower prices for full DNA testing. Currently, a … Continue reading

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