FINDING YOUR FAMILY TREE WITH DNA

ANCESTRY DNA REVIEW

IS IT REALLY THE BEST?

Probably the most common or most well known of the DNA providers is AncestryDNA.com . I did a little survey  among my friends to see how many have had their DNA tested and what companies they used and how they felt about the results they got back. Like everything I suppose,some were very pleased and some were not. Finding your family tree with DNA is becoming most popular among the common public.

 

AncestryDNA is a simple saliva test you can do in the comfort of your own home. Once you order, you will receive the AncestryDNA kit in the mail. Your DNA kit includes full instructions, a saliva collection tube, and a pre-paid return mailer.  After returning your sample by just dropping it in the mail, your DNA is processed at the lab. You then receive an email notifying you that your results are ready to explore on the AncestryDNA website.

AncestryDNA claims that they can help estimate your origins to more than 350 regions around the world-
2X MORE GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL than any other DNA test.

In doing my research I believe there are other DNA test available that are more detailed than what you get with AncestryDNA. Do your research and you might find that  you get what you pay for.

 

Now it’s possible to follow your ancestors’ journeys from the old world to the new with DNA testing. AncestryDNA  test tell more than 190 migration stories, so you can find out if your family is Pennsylvania Dutch or Louisiana Acadian—and even when they likely reached American shores.

 

Who are your people?
You’ll also be connected to living relatives who share parts of your DNA. And since Ancestry has the unique ability to bring together DNA results with 1 million family trees and billions of historical records, they can also help you fill in pieces of your family history.

 

How does AncestryDNA find your story?

They amassed a diverse DNA collection, so they can use the latest science to compare your DNA to people all over the world—from small tribes in Africa to farmers in the Irish countryside.

How secure and private is AncestryDNA?

Ancestry uses industry standard security practices to store your DNA sample, your DNA test results, and other personal data you provide. In addition, they store your DNA test results and DNA sample without your name or other common identifying informations. You own your DNA data. At any time, you can choose to download raw DNA data, have them delete your DNA test results as described in the AncestryDNA Privacy Statement, or have them destroy your physical DNA saliva sample. They do not share with third parties your name or other common identifying information linked to your genetic data, except as legally required or with your explicit consent. For more information on privacy at AncestryDNA, see the AncestryDNA PrivacyStatement and visit the Privacy Center.

Your AncestryDNA results include information about your ethnicity across 350 regions and identifies potential relatives through DNA matching to others who have taken the AncestryDNA test. Your results are a great starting point for more family history research, and it can also be a way to dig even deeper into the research you’ve already done.

AncestryDNA as the leader in DNA testing for family history also includes more than 10 million people who have taken the AncestryDNA test as well as the ability to access Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, which includes millions of family trees and over 20 billion historical records.

PROS:

  • they have specials, discounts, are are affordable for the average person.
  • they have a HUGE data base to match you to
  • they are able to connect you to over 100,000,000 trees

CONS:

  • some question the accuracy of the DNA results they have received
  • they do not test for y chromosome that is needed for paternal lineage
  • you must have a membership to review and research matches

BUT ARE THEY THE BEST?

You have to decide which is the best for you. Are they the best? I believe that they were among the FIRST, so therefore they are the most well known, but I doubt they offer up the BEST.

Get your DNA test and find that family!

Please leave me a message in the comments below if you found this interesting and of value……or even if ya hated it! Just leave me a HOWDY!

Happy Hunting!

The Pierce Family Historian

 

Posted in DNA

4 Comments

  1. This is such an interesting article! I have always been curious about my heritage, I know that my DNA is really mixed and would love to know the specifics

  2. I always wanted to find my roots but always so busy to go through the whole process.Now I know it is a simple test my give it a try .Do you have links to other ancestry DNA testing sites? Excellent post by the way

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