Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sizzling Summer Sale at Family Tree DNA Starts Now - Family Finder for only $99!

I am so excited to see that Family Tree DNA is able to offer their Family Finder autosomal test for only $99 during their summer sale. This is a fantastic opportunity to get into their database and to store your relatives' DNA for 25 years. The best news of all is that if Family Tree DNA receives enough Family Finder orders, they will be keeping the low, competitive price of $99 for this test. This is very important to keep all three companies competitive on the autosomal DNA products which benefits all of us, so let's help them get to their goal.

From Family Tree DNA:

Dear Valued Customer,
Summer is once again upon us and it is time for our Sizzling Summer event! Our successful summers over the last two years have led us to offer you great values again this year.
We have been working with Illumina to offer our Family Finder autosomal test for only $99 during our summer event. In fact, if we receive enough orders at $99, Illumina may be able to help us keep it at this extremely low of rate of $99!
As you take advantage of our summer event, remember that the permanency of the $99 Family Finder test is actually in your hands!
Beginning on Thursday, June 27, 2013 and running until Friday, July 26, 2013, we will offer the following:

Family Finder                                            was $289     Now $99
mtDNA Full Sequence                                    was $289       Now $189
Y-DNA37                                                           was $169       Now $129
Y-DNA67                                                           was $268       Now $208
Y-DNA111                                                          was $359       Now $308
Family Finder + Y-DNA37                             was $368       Now $228
Family Finder + Y-DNA67                             was $467       Now $307
Family Finder + mtDNAFullSequence        was $398       Now $288
Comprehensive Genome (Y67, FMS & FF) was $666       Now $496

REMEMBER: ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY 11:59pm CST, JULY 26, 2013, TO RECEIVE THESE SPECIAL PRICES. These prices are for everyone - whether you are an existing customer or a new one. Order here.


  1. Does 23andme save DNA at all? That's the only place I have my grandmother's and mother's.

    1. Hi KatieR,
      Good question!
      Yes, 23andMe does biobank our samples, however I have not been able to get any details as to exactly what that means regarding our future access to it. For this reason, Family Tree DNA is my choice for DNA storage at this time. I would suggest getting your older relatives' DNA into FTDNA's guaranteed storage (25 years).