DNA Day Sales & Benefits at Test Sites

Thursday, April 25th is National DNA Day in the US and these testing companies have sales: 23andMeAncestryDNAFamilyTreeDNALiving DNAMyHeritageDNA

 

I'll share, in italics, what I've gleaned from my test results at each site.

 

 

23andMe

23andMe has a 3-in-1 DNA test for $99 (not on sale) and a Health & Ancestry test on sale for $169 ($30 off the list price of $199). 23andMe's Ancestry test is a 3-in-1 DNA test and includes some mitochondrial and Y-DNA (Y-DNA only if you are male) results, but that portion of the testing is not as comprehensive as FamilyTreeDNA's mtDNA and Y-DNA tests.

I have 1200 DNA matches at 23andMe, mainly extended family, 3rd cousins and beyond. I don't use 23andMe for genealogy purposes. I primarily follow my 23andMe test results for the health test results-they're currently the only one of these companies offering health results (you'll need to purchase the Health & Ancestry t…

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How to Use Ancestry ThruLines™

Ancestry released a beta version of a new tool - ThruLines™ - at RootsTech SLC 2019. ThruLines™ is a great visual representation of people you may be related to, taken from your tree and other searchable trees at Ancestry (including DNA matches). For a limited time, anyone who has DNA tested with Ancestry has access to ThruLines™ without an Ancestry subscription (see the fine print).

 

ThruLines™ may become a great tool but it's also like leaving a kid in a candy store because they just took the simplest, most potentially unresearched material and put it all within easy grasp in a tempting display. I'm loving it! If you haven't felt the addictive pull of genealogy before, buckle up.

 

 

Who Can See ThruLines?

To see ThruLines at Ancestry you need to have:

Taken an AncestryDNA testChosen to see and be seen by your DNA MatchesMake sure your DNA test is correctly linked to a tree at AncestryMake sure your tree is sea…
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Ancestry MyTreeTags and ThruLines announced at RootsTech!

Ancestry has announced new features including MyTreeTags and ThruLines--all valuable tools for Ancestry tree and Ancestry DNA users. 

MyTreeTags™ allows you to tag people in your family tree with notes or research conclusions. Possible tags include:

DNA tags

Common DNA AncestorDNA MatchDNA Connection

Reference tags

ImmigrantMilitary ServiceRoyalty/Nobility

Research tags

Actively ResearchingBrick WallCompleteHypothesisUnverifiedVerified

Relationship tags

Adopted Into This FamilyAdopted Out of This FamilyDied YoungDirect AncestorMultiple SpousesNever MarriedNo ChildrenOrphan

or you can create a Custom Tag.

You select a person on your tree, I'll select William Lonsdale Tayler.

 

Then you choose how you'd like to tag this individual. I haven't been able to find this ancestor's parents. I'm going to tag him "Brick Wall"

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