Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) for $49 – Thanksgiving Sales Have Arrived

If you want an alternative to Ancestry DNA's test then Family Finder from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) is the second most popular autosomal DNA test on the market. 

What? - Only $49

And at a bargain $49 US on sale, you can't find a better price to start your DNA journey.

Visit Family Tree DNA and order a Family Finder kit today.

Many Flavours of Test

Family Tree DNA doesn't just offer autosomal DNA tests (these are these that most family historians know about and are taking), they also offer paternal ancestry (Y-DNA) testing and maternal (mtDNA) testing. These are on sale too and start at $99 and $139 respectively.

If you are facing particular brick walls in either your direct paternal or direct maternal lines then read up about these tests and consider looking into them.

For most users, though, an autosomal 'Family Finder' test is a good place to start.

What are You Waiting For?

Visit Family Tree DNA today and lock in this bargain price before it's too late. Offer ends 20th Nov.

Breaking News: FindMyPast / Living DNA Launched their DNA Experience Today!

  • Findmypast, in collaboration with Living DNA, has launched the most advanced biogeographical ancestry discovery experience on the market
  • This British brand partnership uses cutting-edge science to reveal users’ unique British and Irish heritage across 21 regions and is the first to connect DNA to Findmypast’s archive of more than 9 billion historical records
  • Findmypast and Living DNA’s combined service allows users to pinpoint exactly where in the UK their family roots come from and then use the findings to explore their family history in extensive archives
  • Those who have already taken DNA tests can upload their tests here and make discoveries that only Findmypast DNA can provide

Leading British and Irish family history website, Findmypast, has launched their partnership with leading British DNA testing firm, Living DNA, to create a new biogeographical ancestry experience to help family historians explore their worldwide and British and Irish roots.

Explore Deeper

Available from today, the partnership combines science and history to allow people to explore their past in more depth than ever before possible. It uses Living DNA’s unique test employing cutting-edge science to provide a unique breakdown of 80 global regions, including 21 across Britain and Ireland. Exclusive to Living DNA, this method delivers a level of detail currently unmatched by any other DNA test available on the market.

The first of its kind service from Findmypast and Living DNA allows users to map their biogeographical heritage and make brand new discoveries about their family history, with access to Findmypast’s collection of over 9 billion historical records and newspaper articles, supporting the genetic expertise of Living DNA. After discovering where their British and Irish ancestors lived, genealogy enthusiasts will be directed towards the records they need to bring their ancestors’ stories to  life.

Test Now OR Upload Your DNA

The new biogeographical DNA tests are available to purchase online from 12th November, RRP £79. Those who have already taken DNA tests can upload their tests here and make discoveries that only Findmypast DNA can provide.

Tamsin Todd, CEO of Findmypast says, “At Findmypast we work to help each of our customers feel the thrill of making discoveries about themselves, their families and their roots. Our new DNA experience, powered by Living DNA, connected to Findmypast’s superior historical records, means more people around the world will be able to discover their biological links to the British Isles.”

David Nicholson, Co-founder of Living DNA also commented, “Our purpose is to make DNA testing simple. We’re passionate at not only providing cutting-edge ways of looking at your DNA, but to do so with strict privacy measures to protect your data. Our partnership allows the most precise DNA test on the market to work hand-in-hand with Findmypast’s family history records in a way not done before.”

Deep British Breakdown and Connected to FindMyPast Records 

As the only DNA test on the market to break down a person’s heritage into specific British and Irish regions and connect them with historical records, Findmypast DNA helps users to build a colourful picture of their roots. Whether you descend from Normans, Romans or Saxons, users can also access interactive maps showing the global movements of those who share their DNA, from 80,000 years ago all the way up to modern day.

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Genealogy Deals for Black Friday – Be First In at Amazon

Beat Black Friday Deals with a Free Prime Trial

Every year, Black Friday comes back around and millions of people all over the world race to get the best deals. Some of the best bargains are what Amazon calls 'Lightning Deals'. These are items that are available at a special price for a limited time and with a limited availability. We explain this a little more below - but rest assured, Lightning Deals are worth checking out.

Be the First to Know a Deal - FREE

Free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial

Members of Amazon Prime get access to Lightning Deals before everyone else. 

If you aren't yet a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial with no obligation. Enjoy 30 days of Prime membership with all of the benefits and if you don't want to continue, just cancel before the end of the 30 day period. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a Prime trial so that you get access to next week's Lightning Deals early.

Amazon "Today's Deals" Page

Whether a member of Prime or not, you can view current deals at any time by visiting the Amazon Deals Page at your local Amazon. Even without Black Friday specials, there are normally deals to be found. Our link should lead you to the nearest Amazon store.

Today's Deals (early Black Friday deals) - Amazon

About Lightning Deals

Here is what Amazon tells us about Lightning Deals:

A Lightning Deal is a promotion in which a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short period of time.

All Lightning Deals appear on the "Today's Deals" page. To view this page, click the Today's Deals link above the search bar on any page. These deals are available at until either the time for that promotion expires or all the available promotional discounts are claimed. You can claim a particular deal once only.

When a Lightning Deal is available, here's what you'll see:

  • The item featured in the deal.
  • Any available variations of the item (for example: different sizes or colours).
  • The list price and the current price for the item on
  • The promotional discount amount and final price.
  • A status bar indicating the percentage of deals currently in customers' baskets or purchased.
  • A timer showing how long you have to add the item to your basket and claim the promotional discount.
  • An Add to Basket button if there are available promotional discounts.

Learn more About Promotional Pricing .

Note: When all the promotional discounts for a Lightning Deal are held by other customers, you'll see a Join Waitlist button and the status bar will show that 100% of the promotional discounts are currently being held in other customers' baskets or have already been used to purchase the deal. Learn more about how to Join a Lightning Deals Waitlist

Find Family Heroes for FREE on FindMyPast this Weekend

The First World War is only part of their story. Spend this weekend discovering your family's past with free access to Findmypast records* from 9th to the 12th of November.

Records and Newspapers!

This free weekend offer includes access to the superb Newspaper Archive that is included in some FindMyPast subscriptions. We wholeheartedly recommend that you don't forget to search in there - you can find real gems of family history among the articles.


Free access begins on 9 November at Midday (GMT) and ends on 12 November at Midday (GMT). After 12 November, you can only view records with a valid subscription.

Links to Your Local FindMyPast Site