The holidays are a perfect time to accumulate new genealogy information. Family parties and visiting relatives are a good way to touch base with loved ones and gather the resources you need for your research. While you’re at it, why not pass out a few DNA tests along the way?
There are some big holiday sales on DNA tests right now, from basic ethnic percentages to full Y and X chromosome testing. Here are a few of the specials available online in December!
The super low summer sale prices on FamilyTreeDNA have been further reduced for the holiday season. Their Family Finder (ethnic percentages + matches) is on sale at a super pricepoint of $59 + shipping. This is a great test to give as a present and can help uncover a few surprises in your background. The best part, you can share these tests on social media platforms for some great family discussion.
Price Comparisons: Y-67 and Family Finder tests – $278. Y-67 without the Family Finder test – $229.
Ancestry DNA – www.ancestry.com/dna
If you’re interested in adding DNA tests to your Ancestry.com account, there’s a great sale going on right now. I’ve also found a promo code for free shipping. Use it at checkout and save yourself $8-$15.
23andme – https://www.23andme.com/
Who doesn’t like free gift wrap? 23andme is offering a $99 DNA Ancestry deal, saving you 10% off their services. You’ll need to order this deal before December 16 to ensure your kit arrives before Christmas. Their much toted Ancestry + Health test is $199. No mention of gift wrap.
You still have time to order your DNA test packages before the holidays begin! If you’re buying a test as a holiday gift, let us know which one your ordered and why. Post your thoughts on our blog and Facebook page!
See you at the Library!