Sunday, April 23, 2017


Click on the following to access the current DNA handout used in the ArkLaTex DNA Interest Group presentations:

DNA Interest Group Handout

Happy ancestor hunting with your DNA matches.

Friday, April 21, 2017


To celebrate National DNA Day AncestryDNA and FTDNA have some great sale prices on their DNA tests.

AncestryDNA Sales -
Ancestry has their atDNA Test on sale for $79, a 20% discount off the normal price of $99.

FTDNA has all their DNA tests on sale.  The atDNA Test (FamilyFinder) is $59, which is $20 off their regular price of $79.  They also have excellent sale prices on their mtDNA and Y-DNA tests, along with sale prices on their atDNA tests in combination with mtDNA and Y-DNA tests.

Even though the atDNA test is $20 less on FTDNA, my recommendation is to take the AncestryDNA test at this sale price of $79 and once you get your test results from Ancestry you can transfer your DNA data to FTDNA for only $19.  This way you have in effect taken tests at both companies for only $98 and your DNA results are compared to two different data bases resulting in more cousin matches.  Both testing companies have great tools to analyze your results but Ancestry tools are less difficult to use for the beginner.

I will be giving a presentation on DNA at the GENCOM meeting Sunday 23 April 2017 at 2 PM at the Broadmoor Library, and will be glad to answer any questions that anyone has about DNA testing and working with test results.

Happy ancestor hunting.