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DNAAncestry.com Review

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Tim Agazio at Genealogy Reviews Online presents the first post in a series that will review the genetic genealogy testing process at DNAAncestry. In this first installment, Tim discusses the website, the tests offered, and the ease of ordering.

I will actually be doing a similar review in the near future, as I’ve ordered a test from DNAAncestry for my maternal grandfather’s Y-chromosome. Since he unfortunately passed away in 1983, it will be a great opportunity to talk about finding other alternatives, finding other people with the same surname, and joining surname projects – in addition to other questions often asked about genetic genealogy. If there is anything you’d like me to highlight in this process, please leave a comment and I will do my best to address it!

So, if you’re interested in getting a first-hand look at the process, stay tuned to The Genetic Genealogist, and to Tim at Genealogy Reviews Online. Since Tim and I are both members of The Genealogists, one easy way to ensure you never miss a post is to subscribe to The Genealogists’ feed!

Other recent developments related to DNA Ancestry:

1. DNA Ancestry is now public and out of beta. The original press release is here, and there’s been some chatter around the blogosphere (The Ancestry.com blog, The Chicago Sun-Times).

2. According to TechCrunch, “Spectrum Equity Investors has led a $300 million investment to acquire majority interest in Provo Utah-based The Generations Network (the parent company of Ancestry.com, MyFamily.com and other sites) according to a source with knowledge of the deal.” According to this unnamed source, TGN is highly profitable and had 8.2 million unique worldwide visitors in August.

Blaine Bettinger

Intellectual property attorney, genealogist, and author of The Genetic Genealogist since 2007

2 Comments

  1. Overall, I like Ancestry.com’s addition of DNA testing to there genealogy offerings. As I wrote in the first two parts of this series, the testing kit came quickly, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the most surprising aspect is it only took nine days for my results to arrive.

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