Vicki’s Note – A 6-8-2017 posting by Shop The Hound BLOG. This is a continuation of the two informative DNA Testing webinars by Legacy Blaine Bettinger at our Stateline Genealogy Club @ Beloit Public Library program today 6-9-2017. I thought you might like to see that there have been two additional DNA Testing companies added in just the one year since the webinars were recorded – MyHeritage and Living DNA.
If you were waiting for a sale to get a DNA test, here you go! Remember – these sales tend to happen near a holiday. Father’s Day gift anyone?
The more people that get tested, the more chances you have of ethnicity samples becoming more accurate, and the more chances you have of finding cousins. If you have had your DNA tested, look back at the results a couple of times per year, you may find more accurate results just from more data being added from new testers. You will not have to pay again.
Or you can pay about $39 to have a DNA test from another company transferred to Family Tree DNA. The more companies you test at, the greater your chances of having a match with a cousin.
And information from YourDNAGuide.com about another free option to share your DNA tests. Download your results to Gedmatch.com to compare with more users. GEDmatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists. Most tools are free. Read how to do it in the second part below:
DNA Testing Sales and Deals
There are so many DNA Deals we had to add a special page for them all. I have to tell you I haven’t met a DNA test that I didn’t like and I’ve tested with every one of these companies. Take advantage of the Father’s Day Specials; for yourself, your dad, your uncle, your aunt. Tell everyone to test, because I’m always looking for cousins.
AncestryDNA (Canada) Get $20 off their DNA kits. Click HERE
AncestryDNA (US) Get 20% off their DNA kits. Click HERE
Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) Save as much as 20% off their DNA kits. Click HERE
MyHeritage Save $20 off their DNA kits. Click HERE
23andMe – Get your genealogy and medical DNA information. Save $50. Click HERE
Living DNA Save $40 off their DNA kits Click HERE
Gedmatch can be a great place to collaborate with others who have been tested at other companies and gain access to more genetic tools to try to figure out how you are related to others.
It is a FREE (yes, FREE!) service provided by very intelligent and motivated genetic genealogists. Anyone with genetic genealogy test results from 23andMe, FTDNA.com (the Family Finder test), and Ancestry.com.
1. Head over to www.Gedmatch.com and click on “New User.”