Friday, October 09, 2009

Family Tree mtDNA Full Sequence Special

For all who have been HVR1 and/or HVR2 mtDNA tested, you should have received a message from FTDNA regarding their special price for the Full Sequence test. Please consider having this test done?

FTDNA has also been refining the haplogroups and you'll be seeing that in your personal FTDNA accounts.

If you have not been tested for the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project, please consider having the mtDNAPlus test done - it concludes the HVR1 and HVR2 tests.

If your *direct* maternal line takes you to one of the Founding Mothers of Acadia, please seriously consider being tested. A direct maternal line goes from you to your mother to your mother's mother and so on as far as you can go.

Here is the link to the names of the Founding Mothers of Acadia. The goal is to build as large a database as we possibly can.

Founding Mothers of Acadia

If you do not have an Acadian maternal line, please consider making a contribution to the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project so that others might be tested.

Thank you for your consideration.


The following is the message I received from Family Tree DNA since I am the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Administrator:

We are pleased to make a very special announcement about our Full Mitochondria Sequence test.

As you know, this test has continually dropped in price from its initial introduction at $895 in 2005. These price decreases were related to volume and workflow, translating productivity into economies of scale that allowed us to reduce prices to those customers interested in testing their full mitochondrial sequence.

Now Family Tree DNA is doing it again, but this time we are going to take advantage of new technology that will allow us to run more samples in less time, and the savings are substantial.

We will jumpstart this new era of complete mtDNA testing with a very aggressive price in order to build the comparative database to the levels that genetic genealogists will be able to use to answer precise ancestral and geographic questions.

So now to the news that you are waiting for: before a new price for the full mtDNA test is introduced in November, we will be offering our current customers a promotion at the following prices, valid until October 31st, 2009:

$179 for those who have already tested HVR1 and HVR2
$199 for those who have already tested HVR1

Orders need to placed and paid for by the end of the day, October 31st, 2009.

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1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

Dear Lucie,

Thanks for reading my blog, and I just wanted to say I'm learning a lot from your blog, too. I enjoyed reading about the "Mothers of Acadie" project, and I'll pass along the information to people I know. I live in New Hampshire and I'm surrounded by people of French Canadian descent!