4.24 / 5 based on 1,932 Reviews
AncestryDNA is a cutting edge DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world's largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections. It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into such possibilities as: what region of Europe are my ancestors from, or am I likely to have East Asian heritage? AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.see more...
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- "I really wish I could get more use out of this app/service, but if you have a common last name & don't already know a significant amount about your family tree, you're not going to find much out." in 3 reviews
- "I was not able to go back further in my family tree because my family did not migrate to the US until later so the timeline did not provide me any juicy detail." in 1 review
- "I looked up my family tree and learned a little bit about my families history." in 1 review
I had done my ancestry DNA test about 2 and a half years ago. It was not surprising that I was mostly African, but what was surprising was seeing the different areas of that my ancestors came from. I have so much variations of African regions in me. Also, the 10 percent European was not expected. It's opened my eyes to so much. Realizing that many of us are so much more that we think regardless of what we see in the mirror. Since taking the test I've gotten 3 aunts to do there's. It's been a great experience for my family and I will continue to get more of them to take part. It's so interesting and I think important to know exactly who you are, down to the percentage, so we aren't trying so hard to separate ourselves from one another.
I was curious about our lineage as one of my great-grandmothers was adopted. I decided to use Ancestry.com to attempt to track her family down. While I’ve hit a bit of a block, I was able to learn quite a bit about other relatives and spent a wonderful afternoon with my grandmother going through old family records and hearing her share some family history. I will forever cherish that time!
The following opinions are mine and mine alone. My boyfriend always wondered where his roots were from and he was pretty sure it was Ireland so I saved up some money and for his birthday I bought both of us a kit to find out where we were from because I also had heard different things about my lineage. He was very excited when we got it and we both found out what parts of the world our bloodline came from and we were very similar in that. It was very interesting because they sent us information on what went on in each part of the world where we had blood come from so that you knew the history of what went on back in time and learned how you may have ended up where you ended up. It's very interesting.. the only downside is the cost, it if you have the free money it's a good investment.
I signed up for AncestryDNA a while back. It took them forever to send the kit and forever to process it. The entire process took a little over 2 months the first time. I say the first time because after the two month wait, they said they had to re-do the entire process. The first test was inconclusive. So we started all the way over. 2 more months later, I got my results. I knew a bit about my history prior to taking the test. I knew I was part Seminole Native American, but the test gave NO Native percentage whatsoever. After talking to some friends, we realized that AncestryDNA doesn’t give a Native American percentage at all. I feel cheated. If ADNA omits things, who’s to say it’s accurate? How do I know they didn’t just make up something? I’m disappointed.
I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas through Amazon and it arrived so quickly. The kit was beautifully packaged and the directions were so easy to follow. There were just a couple quick steps and then you send it back in the prepaid package that they provide for you and wait for your results. This is a great gift for someone, a very unique thing to share.
My mom was adopted when she was a baby. It was a closed adoption so she never really knew where she came from. One year for Christmas my father bought her the ancestry dna test. After many many weeks of waiting we were able to finally see where she came from. And she was actually able to connect with some of her cousins who had also taken the dna test which is amazing.
I’ve had fairly good luck wit him ancestry. One of my complaints would be that other DNA services have found my relatives exactly to a T. For instance my grandma shows up as a cousin on AncestryDNA but every other site I have entered DNA on has accurately chosen grandmother. The price is rough if you don’t get a good deal but they run deals all the time. It’s still a tad cheaper than a couple of services out there. I have been able to find thousands of records to help expand my family tree and have linked back one side of my family very far. The other side of my family came here in the early 1900’s so I’m hoping they continue to add more world records to the database so that I can track back to Poland and Lithuania.
Most awesome thing I’ve done. I sent dna in and it wasn’t long before I got the results. I found out so much about my ansectors I had no idea. It was some cool information and I even had slaves that were freed because my 6tg great grandfather bought her from the Jeffersons. I’m really into it. Love reading up and seeing my own blood made changes
I really enjoyed this website and it super user-friendly. The price is just too ridiculous to try to use this all the time. You would have to have this for a couple months to complete what you would want and the fees are just horrible and crazy expensive so I would not recommend going through here if you can find a better service to use.
I've been using ancestry.com for about 5 years. I had the DNA test done 2 years ago. I've been pretty happy with the amount of information that Ancestry gives me access to. My issue is more with blocks in my own tree, rather than Ancestry not having enough information. The DNA tests are the same on any site and depending on your ancestry, the results will be more or less specific (i.e. what countries your ancestors are from). My only issue with Ancestry is that I think it's a bit expensive and they when they autorenew your subscription, you can't get a refund if you cancel after the fact. So if you're going to do it, make sure you stay on top of your renewal!
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