NYG&B member discounts on FamilyTree DNA testing

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FamilyTree DNA, a leader in genetic genealogy with the largest ancestry database in the world, offers NYG&B members discounts on several popular DNA tests.

FamilyTreeDNA is the only current option for mitochondrial and Y-DNA genetic geneaology testing. A full range of Y-chromosome DNA tests for men, mitochondrial DNA tests for men and women, and autosomal testing for men and women are available. Discounts are available for NYG&B members for some, but not all DNA tests offered by FamilyTree DNA. If you are an NYG&B member shopping for the best discount, be sure to compare the current test prices at FamilyTreeDNA.com with the discounts on the members-only section of the NYG&B website.

NYG&B members receive discounts on:

Y-Chromosome test (Y-DNA for men) tests the patrilineal line (the line through the subject's father to his father, his father’s father, etc., usually the surname line). Tests vary based on the number of “markers” tested. Generally, the more markers tested, the more fined tuned are the matches.

Mitochondria test (mtDNA for men and women) test the matrilineal line (the line through the subject's mother to her mother, her mother’s mother, etc.).

Autosomal tests for men and women are also available. This is a newer technology which tests for relationships within relatively recent generations.


Supplemental Testing at a Later Date

Unless you specify otherwise, your DNA is stored, so you can start at any level of testing and add on additional tests later. If, for instance, cost is a concern and you would prefer to take the Y-12 test to start, you can always upgrade to the Y-25 and Y-37 tests in future. You can add on or upgrade the mtDNA later, too. Having your DNA stored will also ensure that your DNA will be available for any new tests developed in years to come.

More Information

Consult FamilyTree DNA’s website for detailed descriptions of testing options and information about the interpretation of results.
To keep abreast of the rapid advancements in the field of genetic genealogy, see the ongoing column in the New York Researcher, beginning in the Fall 2014 issue (vol. 25, no. 3).

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