Saturday, 16 May 2009

Family Tree DNA upgrade sale

From May 14th to May 23rd Family Tree DNA is offering a sale on updates to its members on the numbers of Y-DNA markers they have previously had tested. If you have tested for 12, 25 or 37 markers, you can upgrade to 37 or 67 markers.

The following are some examples of costs:

12 to 25 markers $35 (down from $49)
12 to 67 markers $148 (down from $198)
37 to 67 markers $79 (down from $99)

For more on the offer visit To be tested through Family Tree DNA, visit

Incidentally, I have just tested for a 37 marker test through FTDNA and submitted my results to the Patton DNA project through World Families. I previously did a Y-DNA test through the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Forum ( in 2007, which was free. Because it is free, it has taken two years for the results to be processed, and these are still at only 29 markers, out of 37 to be tested (still waiting on the final 8!). It should be noted that the SMGF test examines seven markers unique to that lab which are not tested by FTDNA, but which can also be incorporated into the name project, essentially meaning that I will have 44 markers tested - a useful tip if you are not in a rush and want to increase the range of your DNA profile!

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