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FTDNA Offers
« on: Friday 23 November 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
BLACK FRIDAY OFFER - Save $40 on FTDNA Family Finder, and receive an extra $5 off when you buy a bundle... and more...

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 November 18 21:36 GMT (UK) »
I've just ordered an FTDNA Family Finder test for $39 which comes out to $48.95 including p+p.

https://www.familytreedna.com/products/family-finder
HAMMERTON: Berks/Bucks/Marylebone
BANCROFT/PEACH/WOODWARD: Derby
MILLER/RANDALL: Ixworth/Pakenham
POLLARD: Ixworth/Chelsea/Paddington
KING/BOOTH: Crowland/Peterborough
CLAYTON/TRATT: Holborn/Clerkenwell
DE{U/I}T{S}CHMAN{N}: Russia/Whitechapel/Spitalfields

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 November 18 23:37 GMT (UK) »
Discounts are

valid for ALL kits...

Major discounts are available on Y-test of course.

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 November 18 09:36 GMT (UK) »
The offer is very good in purely financial terms and should hopefully give you good results.

However, for autosomal DNA testing, it may not be the best first choice.

Here are some comparisons from DNA geek.

https://thednageek.com/black-friday-sales-2018/

https://thednageek.com/dna-tests/

Ancestry has the largest database and you can upload your results elsewhere.
  However, with incompatibilities with Ancestry's chip, you won't get more distant matches at familytreedna.

So if you want your speculative matches at FTDNA, you do need to test with them.  As for the other tests, it is probably a good buy.

Regards Margaret

STEER, mainly Surrey, Kent; PINNOCKS/HAINES, Gosport, Hants; BARKER, mainly Broadwater, Sussex; Gosport, Hampshire; LAVERSUCH, Micheldever, Hampshire; WESTALL, London, Reading, Berks; HYDE, Croydon, Surrey; BRIGDEN, Hadlow, Kent and London; TUTHILL/STEPHENS, London
WILKINSON, Leeds, Yorkshire and Liverpool; WILLIAMSON, Liverpool; BEARE, Yeovil, Somerset; ALLEN, Kent and London; GORST, Liverpool; HOYLE, mainly Leeds, Yorkshire

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 November 18 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for those links Margaret, it's very interesting to see that the number of people tested at Ancestry has reached 10 million, and conversely that the amount of tests on GedMatch is so low.

As most results can be uploaded to GedMatch, and the matching tools available seem to be the best available, I would've expected more take-up, although GEDCOMs are quite sparse, possibly to deter those pesky name-collectors.


HAMMERTON: Berks/Bucks/Marylebone
BANCROFT/PEACH/WOODWARD: Derby
MILLER/RANDALL: Ixworth/Pakenham
POLLARD: Ixworth/Chelsea/Paddington
KING/BOOTH: Crowland/Peterborough
CLAYTON/TRATT: Holborn/Clerkenwell
DE{U/I}T{S}CHMAN{N}: Russia/Whitechapel/Spitalfields

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 November 18 20:50 GMT (UK) »
For those researching Irish connections, FTDNA seems to have a lot of 'still in Ireland' folk.
They are (even without discounts) considerably cheaper than other kits in Ireland, which makes them popular.
Coffey, Cummins, Cummins [Skirke, Laois], Curran, Dillon [Clare], Fogarty [Garran, Laois/Tipp], Hughes, Keshan (Keeshan), Loughman [Killadooley, Laois], Mallon [Armagh], Malone, Markham [Caherkine, Clare], McKeon(e) [Sligo/Kilkenny/Waterford], McNamara, Meagher, Prescott [Kilkenny/Waterford/Wexford?], Rafferty, Ryan, Sullivan, Tobin
GEDMatch: T665306 tested with Family Tree DNA
GEDCOM file: 1980344

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Re: FTDNA Offers
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 December 18 09:36 GMT (UK) »
Hot FTDNA holiday offers are still valid until the end of the year ... if someone does not know  :). My experience suggests that the order is better to do before December 15 ... I had problems with delivery when I made an order after the 20th of last year. :-\