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DNA and Family Tree Research: Goodbye NPE, Hello SDS – some causes of Surname or…

Updated July 13, 2018: NPE is a common enough term for those of us who follow DNA. I prefer the less commonly used explanation of “Not the Parent(s) Expected instead of the more commonly used “Non-Paternal Event” or Non-Paternity Event” … Continue reading

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Current July 2018 DNA Sales

Updated wee hours of July 19, 2018 – Geno 2.0 added to Amazon Prime Day sale at $49.97; Dante Labs is now offering a great sale on its site;  updated July 15, 2018 – added MyHeritageDNA 4 Day Flash Sale … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, Amazon, AncestryDNA, Dante Labs, DNA, DNA Tribes, EBay, FamilyTree DNA, Full Genomes, GenePlaza, Geno 2.0, Geno 2.0 Next, GPS Origins, Helix, HomeDNA, Insitome, LivingDNA, mtDNA, MyHeritage DNA, Oxford Ancestors, Promethease, TeloYears, TribeCode, uBiome, Veritas, Viaguard, WeGene, Y-DNA, YFull | 8 Comments

Current DNA Sales June 2018

Updated June 28, 2018 – MyHeritage DNA (sale price dropped from $69 to $59 through July 4, 2018) and Insitome ($29.99 for several tests and no extra charge if you need a Helix DNA kit) added to the list. As … Continue reading

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23andMe Removing Anonymous Matches June 15 2018

If you tested with 23andMe, you will lose any anonymous matches on June 15, 2018. As of June 15th, 2018, you will no longer see anonymous matches in DNA Relatives. Learn more For the longest time, my closest match on … Continue reading

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DNA Central Coming Soon June 2018

A new one-stop DNA pay website is coming this month https://dna-central.com/. Annual Membership $99 USD/year (bit cheaper than monthly since you will save  $20/year if you go this route) Monthly Membership $9.99/month About DNA Central https://dna-central.com/about/ Blaine T. Bettinger, Founder … Continue reading

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HomeDNA Father’s Day Sale

I updated the below information to the HomeDNA section on the Father’s Day DNA Sale post. HomeDNA is the latest DNA company to join the Father’s Day DNA Sale parade. I received an e-mail from the company announcing the sale. … Continue reading

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YSearch and MitoSearch Are Offline Now

Updated: May 26, 2018 with additional information. I mentioned in a recent blog post that YSearch and MitoSearch were going to shut down, but it was hoped there would be a reprieve from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA). It appears both sites … Continue reading

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