Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Dear Cousins and Friends,
As a result of the mtDNA interviews that were broadcast on television in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and Montreal as well as access to these interviews online, Family Tree DNA company is allowing me to offer a special price for all who would like to be mtDNA tested through the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project.
From now until July 15th, you may be mtDNA tested for only $119 US or $135 Canadian.
This is a truly a great price! The regular price is $149 US or $169 Canadian.
Two years ago, it cost $249 US to be do the mtDNAPlus test. The mtDNAPlus test includes both the HVR1 and the HVR2 test which is much preferable to doing only the HVR1 test as many were doing when testing began a few years ago. When on special, it cost $189 to be mtDNAPlus tested. Now that there is a greater number of people being tested, the regular price is $149 - so $119 for these two tests is truly unprecedented since I have been involved with the project.
To order a test kit go to the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project site, click on REQUEST TO JOIN THIS GROUP and follow the instructions. If you have any difficulty, please contact me by leaving a comment at the end of this blog along with your email address and I will get back to you asap. While on the Mothers of Acadia Project site, please read about our project goals.
I know I had promised to blog about postcards today but this offer is just too good for me to not blog about it immediately! It is our hope that this special unbelievable price of $119 will encourage many people to be tested.
Looking forward to hearing from many of you.
Here is a repeat of some of yesterday's blog with links on where you may see the interviews online:
People interviewed in the television program entitled "Cousins ADN" - in English "DNA Cousins" were:
Stephen A. White, Acadian Genealogist, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Lorette Doucet Leafe, Manchester, New Hampshire,
Barbara Le Blanc, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, Methuen, Massachusetts
It was televised on June 15th in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada at 6 p.m. Atlantic time and in Montreal at 10 p.m. To view online please click on this link:
Le Téléjournal Radio-Canada and then click on Acadie: l'ADN à la rescousse de la généalogie.
Even if you do not understand French some have told me they were able to get the gist. If you do not understand French, then the upside is that you get to see what we all look like too. My family is showcased. My husband, two daughters, son-in-law and grandson.
Your cousin Lucie