Category Archives: mtDNA

Ignore Ethnic Results Below the Continental Level

Update: I added GenCove to the list as #12 because they recently updated my 23andMe v3 chip transfer ethnicity results. I also added GenePlaza #13. I don’t recommend any company or admixture test for determining your ethnic results below the … Continue reading

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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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Current DNA Prices January 7, 2018

Updated: January 9, 2018 – some of the prices have changed from January 7; please double check before ordering. Before purchasing from any of the below DNA companies, always check the price before you order as prices can change fast. … Continue reading

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What’s the Best DNA Test?

This is by far, the most common question I hear during my DNA presentations or informal discussions about DNA. Simple answer – there is no best DNA test or best DNA company. More complicated answer – it depends on what … Continue reading

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FTDNA August 2017 DNA Sale

  FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) has announced its Summer Sale; runs through August 31, 2017. More information can be found at https://www.familytreedna.com/sale It’s one of several DNA sales going on right now. Individual Tests (as opposed to Bundles) Family Finder (autosomal … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA Father’s Day Sale

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) announced its second sale, runs through June 18, 2017.  https://www.familytreedna.com This is addition to its other sale that runs through June 24 or 28, 2017. FamilyFinder sale price of $69 (regular price $89) FamilyFinder + Y-37 sale … Continue reading

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Current DNA Sales June 2017

A number of DNA sales going on for early to mid-June 2017. 23andMe – $20 off the genealogy only kit (regular price $99) or $20 off the genealogy + Health kit (regular price $199). Free shipping if you order using … Continue reading

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