Friday, April 24, 2015

Celebrate DNA Day

Family Tree DNA Sale on Big Y

This announcement arrived in my Inbox a few minutes ago. To get the $100 discount on Big Y, use the coupon code below.
DNA Day 2015 is here!  Every year students, teachers, and the public take this day to learn more about genetics and genomics!  

Celebrate advances in the field of genetics with a Family Finder test, and don't forget to tune in to CBS Sunday Morning this Sunday, 4/26/2015 for an exciting DNA segment!

Family Tree DNA is looking forward to offering many exciting deals beginning summer 2015.  This DNA Day, use coupon code DNADayBigY to take $100 off Big Y.  This coupon is valid from 12:00 AM 4/25/2015 through 11:59 PM 4/30/2015.
Why Family Finder?

Why Big Y?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ancestry DNA sale

Order your DNA test now from for only $79 (normally $99) until April 27.

YouTube Resources for DNA

An excellent way to learn about DNA and how to use it for genealogy is to simply watch video presentations from conferences around the world. They usually invite presenters who are both knowledgeable and creative in the way they cover material that can be highly complex. The Learning Center at Family Tree DNA is a good source, but this YouTube channel includes presentations made just this week at the Who Do You Think Are conference in England, the largest conference devoted to genealogy in the world.

Start with for an outstanding overview, then choose from the many offerings available.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Planning for the Global Family Reunion

You may be interested in this announcement from Family Tree DNA:

Family Tree DNA is proud to offer you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your genetic past and meet your cousins from around the world - and have a blast doing it!

Family Tree DNA has partnered with The Global Family Reunion to put on a unique event: the first-ever gathering that brings together genetically linked people.  While at the gathering, you will get to hear from top scientists and entertainers on all aspects of DNA and family.

All Family Tree DNA members are being offered a limited-time early-bird price of $25 for the event.

Event Details

When: June 6, 2015
Where: New York Hall of Science, New York City

Click here for early bird tickets and more information.  

Click here for exclusive reward packages!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Still Wrestling with Genetic Genealogy?

Here is the ultimate solution, an opportunity to really learn how to use it, with hands-on exercises, all from your own home: Blaine Bettinger is one of the best in the field.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


I hope everyone who tests with realizes that, unless you maintain an annual subscription, you will have limited access. The details are outlined here:

It is highly recommended that you "transfer" your results to Family Tree DNA and to Gedmatch to reap the greatest rewards for your investment.

Monday, February 16, 2015

What's new in the world of genealogy and DNA?

The pace of innovative change in  genealogy and especially genetic genealogy is becoming almost overwhelming. Two major conferences were held last week concurrently and in the same venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, home of the LDS church, the largest genealogical library in the world, and Announcements flew as all the major companies and many start-ups vied for attention.

For a taste of especially important things to come in the next days and weeks, see