Deep DNA Discounts: AncestryDNA & FamilyTreeDNA

Thank you again to all who entered the AncestryDNA kit giveaway here on the blog.  I know that costs of these tests can be sometimes be prohibitive for many, but as they grow in popularity, the pricing and sales for these tests get better and better!  I have yet to write a post simply on sales but these sales are too good not to. AncestryDNA is traditionally $99 but recently, they’ve been selling them on sale for $79.  Now, they’re sweetening the deal by bringing back their lowest (Black Friday) price of $69.  This promotion starts tomorrow, August 6th and ends August

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Congratulations to the Winner of the AncestryDNA Kit Giveaway!

Thank you to all who entered the latest AncestryDNA giveaway here on GeniJourney.com. We had quite a few entries and I’m happy to announce the winner: Be on the lookout for another giveaway soon.  In the meantime, if you don’t feel like waiting, you can order an AncestryDNA kit of your own.  Click on the banner below. When I purchased these kits for family members, they were $99, but now they’re currently on sale for $79 – $20 off. Thank you to Ancestry for the opportunity to share my love for genealogy and for providing this free kit to give

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AncestryDNA Kit Giveaway!

*This post contains affiliate links* Today is the perfect day for an AncestryDNA kit giveaway!  Why? I’m spending my free time this summer (crazy, I know) in an intensive genealogical research program and today, the Forensic Genealogy portion of the course starts.  I can’t wait to combine my genealogical research knowledge with DNA forensics, since I’m passionate about both. As mentioned last week, I’m partnering with Ancestry.com to give away one of their fantastic DNA kits (provided to me for free).  I’ve been a paying member of Ancestry.com since 2011.  I sprung for a DNA kit last year and have

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Sneak Peak: A new Ancestry DNA Kit Giveaway

In honor of DNA Day and the launch of my new blog, I gave away an Ancestry DNA kit back in April. It was a great feeling to be able to give the gift of DNA testing and I’m happy to be able to do it again; only this time with Ancestry’s help. They’ve provided me with some DNA kits; one which I’ll be giving away within the next week or so. Be on the lookout for a more detailed announcement soon!

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DNA Testing – Which One Is For Me?

DNA testing is quickly growing in popularity.  Not only do these tests provide insight on your estimated ethnicity makeup, but they also enable you to connect to family members from across the globe.  I have personally tested with two DNA sites, imported my DNA file to a handful of others, and have witnessed some pros and cons of each. With DNA Day coming up on April 25th, I wanted to briefly share my experience with some of these services (more detailed blog posts to come) to enable you to decide which test may be for you.  I’m also listing the compelling deals

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