DNA Discoveries prize draw winners announced


30 March 2024
To celebrate the very first DNA Discoveries online event, we gave you the chance to win DNA goodies from FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, Ancestry, and Nathan Dylan Goodwin, together worth over £800, and we can now announce the lucky winners!

The inaugural DNA Discoveries online event took place throughout March, offering an exciting range of of webinars exploring and celebrating the use of DNA for family history.

To mark the event, we worked with FamilyTreeDNA, MyHeritage, Ancestry and author Nathan Dylan Goodwin to offer some fantastic prizes. The prize draw has now been completed and the winners announced. 

Prize winners

  • Rosemary Russell, St Albans: Ancestry 'Know Your Pet' DNA kit
  • Anthony Carraher, Southwater: Ancestry 12-month Worldwide membership
  • Wanda Sinclair, Allenford, Northampton: AncestryDNA + Traits kit
  • Helen Stammers, Watford: AncestryDNA + Traits kit
  • Amanda Bourff, Duff, Tennessee: MyHeritage DNA kit
  • Joan Roth, Ballwin, Missouri: MyHeritage DNA kit
  • Lynn Evans, Doncaster: MyHeritage DNA kit
  • Andrew Paul Kurowski, East Budleigh: The Chester Creek Murders by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
  • Graham Bull, Chinnor: The Chester Creek Murders by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
  • Mike Charles, Hednesford: The Chester Creek Murders by Nathan Dylan Goodwin
  • Dawn Brown, Sayreville, New Jersey: FamilyTreeDNA Y-111 DNA test


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The prizes offered

3 x signed copies of The Chester Creek Murders by Nathan Dylan Goodwin, worth £10.99 each

When Detective Clayton Tyler is tasked with reviewing the formidable archives of unsolved homicides in his police department’s vaults, he settles on one particular cold case from the 1980s: The Chester Creek Murders. Discover how cutting-edge investigative genetic genealogy is used to profile perpetrators solely from DNA evidence in this innovative genetic genealogy mystery. Find out more

1 x Ancestry 12-month Worldwide membership, worth £99

Learn about your ancestors in over 80 countries outside (and including) the UK & Ireland. With access to more than 3 billion international birth, marriage, death, census, military, church & other records, Ancestry makes charting your family history easier and faster than you ever imagined. With an intuitive interface and intelligent Ancestry Hints®, you’ll have guidance every step of the way. Find out more

Y-111 DNA test, retail value $249 USD

The Y-111 DNA test traces patrilineal ancestry by analysing 111 short tandem repeats (STRs), enabling matching in our database, predicting a high-level haplogroup, and facilitating participation in Group Projects. Find out more

2 x AncestryDNA + Traits kits, worth £94 each

Uncover your past with AncestryDNA®. Discover your heritage, learn about your ancestors, and find new family connections; PLUS, learn how your genes can influence your personal traits. Find out more

3 x MyHeritage DNA kits, worth £79 each

MyHeritage is the leading global discovery platform for exploring family history. With billions of historical records and family tree profiles, and with sophisticated matching technologies that work across all its assets, MyHeritage allows users to discover their past and empower their future.

MyHeritage DNA is one of the world’s largest consumer DNA databases. MyHeritage is the most popular DNA test and family history service in Europe. Since 2020, MyHeritage is home to the world’s best AI technologies for repair, enhancing and colorizing historical photos. Find out more

1 x 'Know Your Pet' DNA kit, worth £79

With Know Your Pet DNA, you can learn more about your dog's breed mix, traits, and matches—all in a single test kit brought to you by the DNA experts at Ancestry®. Find out more

Don't miss our other DNA events

Family Tree run many other DNA and family history events and webinars through the year - check out our forthcoming sessions here.

And don't miss the best-selling DNA Workbook by Michelle Leonard - available here.