Category Archives: FTDNA

DNA Sales February 8, 2017

Update: February 8, 2017 – FTDNA’s Family Finder (their autosomal test) is now on sale for $59 through February 14, 2018 and they are offering discounts if you add Y-37, Y-67, or mtDNA when ordering Family Finder. Also, MyHeritage DNA … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, AncestryDNA, AtlasBioMed, Dante Labs, FTDNA, Geno 2.0 Next, Helix, LivingDNA, MyHeritage DNA | 1 Comment

Nat Geo Geno 2.0 vs. Insitome Regional Ancestry Results

If you aren’t familiar with National Geographic’s Geno 2.0 Next (DNA test  performed by Helix for U.S. customers and FamilyTree DNA/FTDNA for non-U.S. customers; for U.S. customers, check both links to see which has the cheaper price; as of January … Continue reading

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Hope Helix Doesn’t Expect People to Pay $600 to Download Their DNA Raw Data

In addition to my earlier post about why not to spend a lot of money on Helix DNA testing, somebody posted a link in a Facebook group that indicates Helix will want $600 to download your exome DNA information (the … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Autosomal DNA, DNA, FTDNA, Geno 2.0, Geno 2.0 Next, Helix, HumanCode, Insitome, Promethease | Leave a comment

Places You May Be Able to Upload Your DNA Raw Data

The below list is not comprehensive and some of the upload options are free, others are freeium (partly free and partly paid depending on the site and what you want to do on the site), and paid (paid options run … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FTDNA, GEDmatch, GenCove, GenePlaza, LivingDNA, MyHeritage DNA, Promethease, WeGene | Leave a comment

MyHeritage DNA Ethnic Update and Chromosome Browser

As mentioned on MyHeritage’s blog https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/01/major-updates-and-improvements-to-myheritage-dna-matching/, here’s a brief blurb from the blog: We’re excited to announce major updates and improvements to DNA Matching rolled out today for all our users. Anyone who took a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone … Continue reading

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Ignore Ethnic Results Below the Continental Level

Update January 25, 2018: Adding Insitome Regional Ancestry DNA ethnicity results to this list as #14. Also posting the results as a separate blog post with links to this blog post and my original post about Insitome. Also, added Ancestry … Continue reading

Posted in 23andMe, AncestryByDNA, AncestryDNA, Autosomal DNA, DNA, DNA.Land, FamilyTree DNA, FTDNA, GEDmatch, LivingDNA, mtDNA, MyHeritage DNA, WeGene | 2 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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