UPDATE: Living DNA Discounts Now Available for UK, Canada and Australia

Excited - New Deals at Genealogy Bargains

Yesterday, we posted an exclusive offer from Living DNA with a $60 USD discount on their new Living DNA test kit, reducing the price from $159 USD to $99 USD – the same price offered last week to those attending RootsTech. Click here to read the details of the Living DNA test and how it can help you with your genealogy, especially if you have British heritage.

Due to the overwhelming response and feedback from residents of the UK, Canada and Australia who were unable to take advantage of the sale, we’ve negotiated a further discount for non-US residents!

Non-US Discounts on Living DNA

Good news! Due to an overwhelming response, Living DNA's recent offer is now available to those in the UK, Canada and Australia!

Here are the discounts now available for those in the UK, Canada and Australia. Note: supplies are limited as detailed below – these are expected to sell out quickly!
  • UK: regularly £120 GBP, now just £99 GBP (only 200 tests available)
  • Canada: regularly $199 CAD, now just $159 CAD (only 100 tests available)
  • Australia: regularly $199 AUD, now just $159 AUD (only 100 tests available)
Use promo code HDGEN217 when purchasing and you must use this link here to access this deal!

Note: discount percentages may seem different than the US offer, but there are considerations for logistics, taxes and other issue according to Living DNA.

Disclaimer: All prices and offers are subject to change. Some items may be sold out and have limited inventory. Also check to see if you have automated purchase settings enabled, such as Amazon Buy with 1-Click: it is your responsibility to make sure you are getting the correct price for an item before you check out and finalize the transaction.

Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

EXCLUSIVE: Save $60 USD on Living DNA – Perfect for British Heritage

Living DNA is offering friends and fans of GeneaBloggers and exclusive $60 savings on their amazing DNA test - perfect if you have British or Irish heritage

Last week, I attended RootsTech 2017 with almost 30,000 other genealogy and family history enthusiasts. I confirmed that DNA is still the big focus in the industry and I was able to meet up with the folks from Living DNA attending all the way from the UK.

So in what looks like an already crowded field for DNA test kits, what makes Living DNA different? Here is what I found out: Living DNA gives you your estimated family ancestry breakdown today, and also puts your results in context, looking at your ancestry through history. If you have British ancestry then it’s the only test that shows where within Britain your ancestry comes from.

Read on about how you can save $60 on Living DNA – lowest price available!

So What Can You Expect from Living DNA?

Living DNA describes its test as “world’s most advanced DNA test, offering twice the detail of other ancestry tests.” Additional information from the Living DNA website:

  • Twice the detail of other ancestry tests. We give you your DNA mix across 80 world regions, including 21 in Britain and Ireland. You can also explore peer reviewed details of the areas of the world your ancestors are from.
  • 3-in-1 ancestry test. Our test not only covers your family line ancestry, but unlike other tests we also include your motherline, and your fatherline ancestry if you are male.
  • View your ancestry through history. We put your ancestry into context showing your breakdown today (going back up to 10 generations), and also the spread of your ancestors at different points in history, showing how we are all connected.
  • Your ancestry results updated for free. As science and our systems evolve, your results will be updated to provide on-going details about your ancestry.

Click here to learn more about how the Living DNA test works and the types of result reporting you can expect.

Special EXCLUSIVE Pricing for Fans and Friends of GeneaBloggers

We’ve negotiated the BEST PRICE for the Living DNA test – normally priced at $159 USD, now just $99 USD when you use promo code HDGEN217. This is a savings of $60 USD. You must use this link here to access this deal!

HURRY! DON’T DELAY! This price is so special that it is limited to only 500 tests! Once the tests are sold the offer ends!

What Are Others Saying about Living DNA?

Take a look at what other genealogists are saying about the results from their recent DNA test with Living DNA:

Debbie Kennett – Cruwys News

“The Living DNA test has given me the most accurate results of all the biogeographical ancestry tests I’ve taken so far. For the first time I have been given a sub-regional breakdown of my results which shows the regions within Britain where my ancestors possibly lived in the last few hundred years.” (Source: Living DNA website, https://www.livingdna.com/, accessed 15 February 2017)

Randy Seaver – Genea-Musings:

Emma Jolly – Genealogic:

Disclaimer

All prices and offers are subject to change. Some items may be sold out and have limited inventory. Also check to see if you have automated purchase settings enabled, such as Amazon Buy with 1-Click: it is your responsibility to make sure you are getting the correct price for an item before you check out and finalize the transaction.

Disclosure statement: I have material connections with various vendors and organizations. To review the material connections I have in the genealogy industry, please see Disclosure Statement.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Ancestry Publishes New Genetic Research on U.S. Population Structures in Nature Communications

Ancestry Publishes New Genetic Research on U.S. Population Structures in Nature Communications

DNA and genealogical information from more than 700,000 AncestryDNA users gives new insight into historical events in North America during the last several hundred years

LEHI, Utah and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Ancestry published a scientific article entitled “Clustering of 770 thousand genomes reveals post-colonial population structure of North America” in Nature Communications. The article shares new research using genetic data from over 700,000 individuals from North America to uncover a detailed picture of the subtle patterns of migration and settlement in post-colonial USA. Ancestry is the leader in family history and consumer genomics with 80 million family trees and more than three million people using AncestryDNA, a combination which powered the fine-grain historical insights that have previously been inaccessible from genetic studies.

This research was led by Ancestry’s Chief Scientific Officer Catherine Ball, Ph.D., her Ancestry colleagues and historian Erin Battat, Ph.D., from Harvard University.

“Ancestry is just scratching the surface of scientific discoveries that can be made when combining large amounts of genomic data with detailed pedigree information, and I’m incredibly proud of the work the team put into this research project as well as the fascinating results we’ve found,” said Ball. “It’s especially rewarding to gain insights that not only contribute significantly to genomic research, but provide a glimpse into our own personal histories and identities.”

Key highlights of the paper:

  • The authors created a network of genetically-identified relationships among over 700,000 individuals, and identified clusters of individuals who were very subtly more related to one another. By using family tree information, the team identified that these clusters corresponded to detailed and subtle patterns of migration and settlement in post-colonial USA.
  • The main achievement of this research is not only the development of novel scientific methodology, but also Ancestry’s use of an extremely large sample of both genetic and pedigree data.
  • This research identifies population structure in North America, shaped by many different geographical and cultural factors, which has previously been difficult to determine at such a fine granularity from genetic data alone.
  • The data depict movements and settlements across east-west and north-south gradients, and pick out groups descended from those who remained isolated after moving to the USA for geographical or cultural reasons, such as Amish populations within in Midwestern states and Pennsylvania.
  • The authors suggest that these data reveal more than our history. Some clusters of individuals have higher frequencies of gene variants associated with disease risk, which could inform future avenues of research in the field.

Ancestry is well on the way to harnessing the scientific power of its two unique data sets — the combination of the records of history in our genetics, coupled with paper records of family history. Such research can not only provide personal stories, but also the context of ties between people, places, and human events, allowing people to understand their identities even more deeply. The Ancestry team continues to study ethnic diversity, migration patterns, human evolution, and the history of our species to uncover connections among mankind.

This work was made possible by the contributions thousands of customers who have researched family trees, taken the AncestryDNA test and agreed to participate in scientific research. The science and research revealed in the article will be made available in a product feature in the coming months.

About Ancestry

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry has more than 2.4 million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites and DNA data from more than 3 million people. Since 1996, more than 19 billion records have been added to Ancestry’s databases, and users have created more than 80 million family trees on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA, Archives, AncestryProGenealogists, Newspapers.com and Fold3. AncestryDNA is owned and operated by Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, LLC.