AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test, Ethnicity Estimate, AncestryDNA Test Ki




Brand: AncestryDNA
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193 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It seems that Ancestry prefers to hide mixed race information. They accurately told me where my ancestors lived, but this doesn’t give the user their heritage details. I used the DNA profile they gave me to get my race on GEDmatch (I know I’m mixed race, but Ancestry said I was 98% white, GEDMATCH confirmed my 1/4 ethnic background). I was happy to have my DNA profile and run it through multiple sites. My partner found a brother on myheritage that wasn’t in the Ancestry database. The databases don’t talk to each other, so look around to get a full picture. I bought this for my mum because she wants to know more about her family after she saw all we discovered with our kits. It was a painful experience for my partner, but overall it brought some family closure that was definitely needed.

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It seems that Ancestry prefers to hide mixed race information. They accurately told me where my ancestors lived, but this doesn’t give the user their heritage details. I used the DNA profile they gave me to get my race on GEDmatch (I know I’m mixed race, but Ancestry said I was 98% white, GEDMATCH confirmed my 1/4 ethnic background). I was happy to have my DNA profile and run it through multiple sites. My partner found a brother on myheritage that wasn’t in the Ancestry database. The databases don’t talk to each other, so look around to get a full picture. I bought this for my mum because she wants to know more about her family after she saw all we discovered with our kits. It was a painful experience for my partner, but overall it brought some family closure that was definitely needed.

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It seems that Ancestry prefers to hide mixed race information. They accurately told me where my ancestors lived, but this doesn’t give the user their heritage details. I used the DNA profile they gave me to get my race on GEDmatch (I know I’m mixed race, but Ancestry said I was 98% white, GEDMATCH confirmed my 1/4 ethnic background). I was happy to have my DNA profile and run it through multiple sites. My partner found a brother on myheritage that wasn’t in the Ancestry database. The databases don’t talk to each other, so look around to get a full picture. I bought this for my mum because she wants to know more about her family after she saw all we discovered with our kits. It was a painful experience for my partner, but overall it brought some family closure that was definitely needed.

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  5. Alex Howard says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  6. OnitaUnderhill says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  7. KatieTripp says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  8. VirgilioEae says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 7 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 7 From Our UsersPurchased this as a 70th birthday present for my mum and at first I was very skeptical as to how accurate the data and results would be. The kit was easy to use and we just popped it into a regular post box. It took around 4 weeks to process and we had regular updates along the way. We were then notified that our results were ready via the ancestry website.

    Reviewing the results was very easy and was nicely presented in a friendly web user interface. How accurate were the results? To my surprise yes it was incredibly accurate. A bit scary in that sense. It did pick up our family origins which did match in to family accounts including the mass emigration to the USA in the 1850’s where my grandfather side settled in Utah and clear references to them establishing a
    Mormon community. Lots of other data and results were also established and all of this information could then be added to your family tree via the Ancestry subscription.

    Personally if you don’t mind having your DNA results analysed this is simply amazing and yes despite some people stating it does not work then for us the results were incredibly accurate from what we can tell so far.

    Highly recommended!!

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersIf you only want to know your ethnicity, don’t buy a dna test! The science can only give you a broad outline of areas shared by people with similar dna.
    What it is excellent for is in confirming that the research you have done in building a family tree is correct.
    Where your research is incorrect, it may help to point out a different ancestor, because other people with whom you share genetic heritage may have better information about their ancestors, and if there are several branches descended from an ancestor, it may help to pinpoint that ancestor.
    I did my dna a few years ago, and I have learned so much about the other families descended from common ancestors, and how they moved around the country and abroad.
    I did this review because I am just about to buy another test to follow up on my husband’s family tree.
    Remember it may take several weeks before results come through, especially in busy times. The Ancestry test is most useful because of the large database it holds, and also because the results of its test can be uploaded to some other sites.
    For best results, test your parents or any living grandparents – they have more ancestral dna from their line than you do. But don’t worry if you can’t get them a test, my parents had died before I did my test, and I have found descendants from my 6xgreat grandparents who share dna with me. That’s back to the 1730s!

  11. VictoriUwu says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 14 From Our UsersI’m writing this review after reading others and hopefully this will help some people decide whether or not to buy this test.

    What are you buying?
    There are three parts to this product, all linked to the Ancestry family tree service/website.

    1 – ethnicity estimates:
    Your DNA is passed down from generation to generation and can be traced back a couple of hundred years. What Ancestry – and other DNA ethnicity providers – do is to compare your DNA to a database of other people’s, to estimate where in the world your ancestors came from.
    If your result says 70% Egyptian it does not mean your direct ancestors were Egyptian, it means people who are in the company’s DNA database and match with your DNA pattern, usually have roots in Egypt. It gives you a guide, or hint of what to look for when building your family tree and to where a paper trail might lead – although you might have to look back hundreds of years to get there.
    It also does not mean you are what the results say. Mine tell me almost half of my DNA can be traced back to Scotland, but that does not mean I am Scottish.
    DO use this service if you are interested in your roots, want help to trace your family history and can accept that the results are an estimate and not a guarantee.
    DO NOT use this service if you’re looking for confirmation that you’re one thing or another and feel the need to prove it, or if seeing a result that you don’t recognise will hit your mental health and lead you to think you’re not the person you always thought you were, because you are you, no matter what.
    BE AWARE: These results are estimates. They change over time as the reference database improves. You can expect to get refreshed estimates every couple of years which might change the locations or percentages reported. This does not change who you are!

    2 – Finding family
    The number one reason for most Ancestry DNA users to get this product is to see which other Ancestry DNA users they are related to. Adopted people often use it to try to trace their biological family, other’s, like me, out of pure curiosity and to help build their family tree backwards in time. This part of the service is optional, you can opt out of it before or after getting your results.
    By opting in you should be aware of the risk of surprises – you might find a relative that shocks you and reveals old family secrets – no matter how much you think you know already! Also, you might not, how many DNA linked users/relatives you see depends entirely on how many DNA linked users/relatives have also taken the test.
    For me, I discovered that my dad has a sister he never knew about, and a grandad that didn’t know he had a daughter, now living on the other side of the world. Unfortunately it was too late for my dad and grandad to find out, by my mum, sister and I were lucky enough to meet my aunt and cousin, something that wouldn’t have been possible without this product. It also helped my aunt to learn about her biological father after a 10 year search for information and only knowing his name and roughly where he was from.
    I’ve got over 40,000 DNA matched users on my list, 400+ classed as ‘close’ relatives. One of which helped piece together a whole branch of my family tree that we had no idea about. I’ve learned so much about my roots from this 6th cousin and it’s been fascinating.
    On the other hand, I have a 2nd great grandad who wasn’t British and left no trace behind after (we assume) leaving England in the 1800s, but there’s no DNA linked people that I’ve been able to identify to help piece together this part of the jigsaw. The good news is, if somebody sharing his DNA takes the test in future, they will appear on my list and we can hopefully start to fill in some blanks!
    This means, even if your initial results are disappointing, don’t give up. Keep coming back to them each year and see what new matches you have, one day somebody important in the chain might just take the same test and help you answer your unanswerable questions.
    DO take this test if you want to build your family tree and find out more about your history, use it to build outwards and add distant cousins whose linked family tree’s can then help you go backwards in time to fill in your blanks.
    DO NOT take this test if seeing a surprising result will have an adverse affect on your wellbeing. It happens more often than we might expect.

    3 – Thrulines
    This is a feature specifically for those who have a family tree with Ancestry. Thrulines analyses your tree and the tree’s of your DNA matches (see 2) to look for common ancestors, then helps you to fill in the blanks. You have 16 great grandparents, you might know who 12 of them were and have four question marks, Thrulines will help you fill in those blanks if it can link the people you know to people in somebody else’s tree.
    DO use this feature to help build your family tree backwards.
    DO NOT use this feature blindly – just because another user has a relative in their tree that matches your relative, the other users tree is only as good as their research. Use the information as a basis for your own research to make sure the suggestions are correct before adding information to your tree.

    What are DNA test results?
    Scientists will test your DNA and map out each part to build a genetic picture of you. This is basically all in numbers that computers and scientists will understand. You can download the data from Ancestry’s website after you get the results and take a look for yourself, but it won’t mean much.

    Ancestry will look at each strand (chromosone) of your DNA to see what it looks like, they’ll then compare it against their ethnicity database to see if it looks like other samples from certain places around the world. They’ll also compare it to other DNA customers to see if any have the same bits of DNA.
    This forms the basis of the results you see on the website.

    Will they sell my DNA?
    Your DNA is a sample you send off in a tube, it will be destroyed after testing. All that is left are a few lines of information in a text file that I mentioned above. You will not be cloned by Ancestry or any other organisation!
    You will be given the option of allowing Ancestry to use the information in this file for research purposes. If you give permission then the information is used, but not your name or other identifying data. You’ll also be given the option of completing surveys about yourself – what colour eyes, hair do you have, illnesses, food preferences etc. Your answers can be linked back to the answers of other people with similar DNA and if everybody who matches one particular part of DNA all have blue eyes, the scientists might predict that the next person with that DNA will also have blue eyes. More usefully, if everybody that repots having a serious illness all have the same strands of DNA, they might be able to investigate that a bit deeper to find underlying causes or cures – not in the next year or two, it takes a long time, but you could end up helping your children or grandchildren.

    What about my privacy?
    Of the three features of your DNA test results, the most useful one is family matching, where Ancestry lists other Ancestry DNA users who have the same bits of DNA as you. You can use this feature to find family members, message them securely (without giving out your contact details) and research your/their family trees. This is optional and you can opt out of it, but it’s also the main feature so think carefully before buying if this isn’t what you want. You also have the option of signing up using an alias, there are no ID checks, so you don’t have to list your actual name (although again, family names are really useful for family research, so don’t be too worried about it).
    Big Bad Tech DO NOT have access to your DNA, DNA results, or family matching lists. The only thing anybody will see is your (user) name, any profile information you type in and choose to make public, and any family trees that you build and choose to make public.

    Are there any other charges?
    Related to the DNA test – NO.
    To get the most out of Ancestry as a service, you will build a family tree, this is also free, however there is a subscription charge to view historic records (census details, BMD registers etc). This is optional but will really help you build your tree. You can subscribe for six months or a year, then cancel; your tree will stay as it is, links to the records you’ve found are retained, but your ability to view images of those records is lost until you resubscribe.

    My Ethnicity is wrong!
    See above – it is an estimate and one which is regularly updated as the background reference data improves. You can take a DNA test with four different companies and get four different ethnicity estimates. It’s all relative to the amount of information they have to compare against – and Ancestry has arguably the biggest reference database, but it will never be more than an estimate.
    I see lots of complaints from people who say their ethnicity is wrong, “it says I’m English but all my family are German”, well, somewhere down the line, way back in time, your ancestors might have moved from England to Germany, maybe as part of a larger community that stayed together and bred together. You just haven’t found the evidence or paper trail yet. Persevere. Remember, the results are telling you that of the matching samples Ancestry have, they mainly originate from the places reported. It might not be true for you, but it is for the majority.
    There’s also people who don’t like how right the results are, “It tells me I’m English but I already knew that.” Well, congratulations, you don’t have the problem the others did and your paper trail is spot on! For some areas of the world, such as Asia, the number of Ancestry users is much lower than for North America or Europe. Rather than discouraging other Asians from using Ancestry DNA, the answer is to encourage them! The more users there are, the more accurate and details your results will get. It’s only once there are enough samples to narrow down to smaller areas that your results will get more detailed.

  12. Ian Evenden says:

     United Kingdom

    was pleased with this purchase and would recommend this selle

  13. EmmettLawless says:

     United Kingdom

    I was worried as I was told online trying to register the kit was difficult because it was not bought direct
    What a load of tosh everything went well and at 49 it was a steal.

  14. Adam Doud says:

     United Kingdom

    I was worried as I was told online trying to register the kit was difficult because it was not bought direct
    What a load of tosh everything went well and at 49 it was a steal.

  15. gz4slingerie1 says:

     United Kingdom

    I was worried as I was told online trying to register the kit was difficult because it was not bought direct
    What a load of tosh everything went well and at 49 it was a steal.

  16. MapleCheel says:

     United Kingdom

    I was worried as I was told online trying to register the kit was difficult because it was not bought direct
    What a load of tosh everything went well and at 49 it was a steal.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Like everything not liked having to pay to quantify the info already received

  18. indecentdp says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  19. PaulaToRot says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  20. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  21. CarmonCarnahan says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  22. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very simple to use, just fill a tube with spit and post it off. Results took around 2 months to come back but proved very interesting. I’ve managed to make contact with some distant family I had no idea existed, including someone I went to school with and had no idea we shared great grandparents!

  24. MissZippy says:

     United Kingdom

    I brought this when on offer. Very interesting and accurate results. Very easy to use, free post in any post box. It said it was a long wait for results 10 weeks but I got mine in 4 weeks. It gives you updates on timings and reminds you to set up an account to get your results.

  25. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I brought this when on offer. Very interesting and accurate results. Very easy to use, free post in any post box. It said it was a long wait for results 10 weeks but I got mine in 4 weeks. It gives you updates on timings and reminds you to set up an account to get your results.

  26. Daniel Van Boom says:

     United Kingdom

    Really easy to use and has given me information about distant relatives I would never have known without this test. Would recommend this DNA test 100%

  27. JuliannSherwood says:

     United Kingdom

    I brought this when on offer. Very interesting and accurate results. Very easy to use, free post in any post box. It said it was a long wait for results 10 weeks but I got mine in 4 weeks. It gives you updates on timings and reminds you to set up an account to get your results.

  28. MartinaFolingsb says:

     United Kingdom

    Really easy to use and has given me information about distant relatives I would never have known without this test. Would recommend this DNA test 100%

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It gives you a lot of interesting information about you and what your parents gave you in you DNA. I found it quite interesting.

  30. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It gives you a lot of interesting information about you and what your parents gave you in you DNA. I found it quite interesting.

  31. TresaJudendxjuy says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersAncestry is a 10 day delivery, Amazon next day-no brainer & the price is the same

  32. KoryDVUGye says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersAncestry is a 10 day delivery, Amazon next day-no brainer & the price is the same

  33. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI’ve taken 23andme, ancestry, myheritage, and uploaded to gedcom, livingdna, and many other services.

    Very simply, Ancestry have the biggest database of UK samples, and due to this you stand much higher chances of finding unknown family links in the UK.

    My father was adopted. Using this and the family tree + record tools, I’ve located my biological grandad, a half aunt, a half uncle, made them aware of each others existance, also found up one level that there was another broken family, and my biological granfather had a few siblings he never knew about nor them of him.

    All in, 3 generations of family who were unknown to each other are now linked together. If that isn’t worth the price, I don’t know what is.

  34. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI’ve taken 23andme, ancestry, myheritage, and uploaded to gedcom, livingdna, and many other services.

    Very simply, Ancestry have the biggest database of UK samples, and due to this you stand much higher chances of finding unknown family links in the UK.

    My father was adopted. Using this and the family tree + record tools, I’ve located my biological grandad, a half aunt, a half uncle, made them aware of each others existance, also found up one level that there was another broken family, and my biological granfather had a few siblings he never knew about nor them of him.

    All in, 3 generations of family who were unknown to each other are now linked together. If that isn’t worth the price, I don’t know what is.

  35. GildaO61dvqb says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI’ve taken 23andme, ancestry, myheritage, and uploaded to gedcom, livingdna, and many other services.

    Very simply, Ancestry have the biggest database of UK samples, and due to this you stand much higher chances of finding unknown family links in the UK.

    My father was adopted. Using this and the family tree + record tools, I’ve located my biological grandad, a half aunt, a half uncle, made them aware of each others existance, also found up one level that there was another broken family, and my biological granfather had a few siblings he never knew about nor them of him.

    All in, 3 generations of family who were unknown to each other are now linked together. If that isn’t worth the price, I don’t know what is.

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI’ve taken 23andme, ancestry, myheritage, and uploaded to gedcom, livingdna, and many other services.

    Very simply, Ancestry have the biggest database of UK samples, and due to this you stand much higher chances of finding unknown family links in the UK.

    My father was adopted. Using this and the family tree + record tools, I’ve located my biological grandad, a half aunt, a half uncle, made them aware of each others existance, also found up one level that there was another broken family, and my biological granfather had a few siblings he never knew about nor them of him.

    All in, 3 generations of family who were unknown to each other are now linked together. If that isn’t worth the price, I don’t know what is.

  37. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI’ve taken 23andme, ancestry, myheritage, and uploaded to gedcom, livingdna, and many other services.

    Very simply, Ancestry have the biggest database of UK samples, and due to this you stand much higher chances of finding unknown family links in the UK.

    My father was adopted. Using this and the family tree + record tools, I’ve located my biological grandad, a half aunt, a half uncle, made them aware of each others existance, also found up one level that there was another broken family, and my biological granfather had a few siblings he never knew about nor them of him.

    All in, 3 generations of family who were unknown to each other are now linked together. If that isn’t worth the price, I don’t know what is.

  38. AnnabelSunseri says:

     United Kingdom

    I did not dislike anything with the procedure of getting the DNA kit or with how to use i

  39. GeraldV87eoiiu says:

     United Kingdom

    I did not dislike anything with the procedure of getting the DNA kit or with how to use i

  40. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Worked as supposed to, processing done in Ireland. Speedy turnaround less than 4 weeks. Results as expected.

  41. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Worked as supposed to, processing done in Ireland. Speedy turnaround less than 4 weeks. Results as expected.

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Brought as a present for my mother she has managed to find long lost relatives living in Australia. Worth every penny to see her face.

  43. StaceyMeade says:

     United Kingdom

    Brought as a present for my mother she has managed to find long lost relatives living in Australia. Worth every penny to see her face.

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