Ancestry.com has a sale on their autosomal AncestryDNA test until Father’s Day 21 June. This makes the cost of the test $89 plus $9.95 shipping. If you take the AncestryDNA test at this price, you can then transfer your raw data to FTDNA for $39 and have matching comparisons with testers in both databases. Testing in this way will compare your test results in two databases, therefore more comparisons and matches. If you do not understand the advantages of testing with both companies click HERE to read an excellent article on “Why Upload to GEDmatch or FTDNA?”. The transfer to GEDmatch is free and information on this transfer can be found HERE (Note! GEDmatch is down at present time due to server problems but should be up soon).
The test that is on sale at AncestryDNA is not the y-DNA test that traces the male surname line but it will help you discover living cousins with which you have a common ancestor. FTDNA is the only company that offers the y-DNA test and I expect it to be on sale for Father’s day. I will let you know as soon as I found out any information on a sale.