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Posted 26th Dec 2018
Ancestry is the most popular website for those interested in actually tracing their ancestry. The test is back to the Black Friday price, said to be today only but it may go up and down again later. Price quoted includes shipping and is for the first test, if buying more than one shipping is £5 less so £54 for any test after the first.

If you buy a DNA test you may subsequently be offered a discount on their worldwide subscription when you sign into the website. Since DNA matches quite often come from America even those who dont know they have American relatives may find it worthwhile.

Anyone taking a DNA test should be prepared for anything - people have discovered they are adopted or their relatives have children they didnt know about.
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Tried this and they told me that all I've got is cheapskate genes...
It’s £49 today only
It said I was 36% German shepherd last time
This or 23andme?
My last DNA said I was 94% kebab and 6% chips....
Just got a couple. Cheers OP and thanks for including the postage in the cost
iwilliams5426/12/2018 08:39

This or 23andme?


For me the choice is this or living dna. One is American and autosomal, one is much more British and triple testing (mtdna (mother line), autosomal (cousin matching), and y (men only paternal line), but a much smaller database. Hmmmm.
LoriScotia26/12/2018 09:33

For me the choice is this or living dna. One is American and autosomal, …For me the choice is this or living dna. One is American and autosomal, one is much more British and triple testing (mtdna (mother line), autosomal (cousin matching), and y (men only paternal line), but a much smaller database. Hmmmm.


Surely if you live in the UK a USA based one isn't that useful?
iwilliams5426/12/2018 08:39

This or 23andme?


Ive been researching this for the past few days and Im opting for Ancestry for the £49 autosomal test but also Family Tree DNA for the yDNA option. You can download your AncestryDNA profile and upload it for free or for a fee to other sites for analysis. I'm going for this myself.
FrugalFergal5 m ago

Ive been researching this for the past few days and Im opting for Ancestry …Ive been researching this for the past few days and Im opting for Ancestry for the £49 autosomal test but also Family Tree DNA for the yDNA option. You can download your AncestryDNA profile and upload it for free or for a fee to other sites for analysis. I'm going for this myself.


Yes after doing a bit of research I will be opting with Ancestry. It also seems easier to have your results deleted.
tek-monkey19 m ago

Surely if you live in the UK a USA based one isn't that useful?


Most of my ancestry is American, funnily enough. Lots of emmigrants back in the 18th c, so most genealogical info is usa based (for me).

I bought my best frien
d a living dna one for Christmas, as she only has one wee branch that's emigrated to Australia, rest is all UK. She's a family history buff too.

The more people from Britain do the living dna/find my past tests, the faster the databases will grow. Ancestry is good (for me), as it has a HUGE database.

Would love the data of triple test, but can't import ecrernal result into Ancestry, and that's where my subscription and trees are. So it's ancestry test first for me, then export that data to living dna/fmp. Prob do living one in future, to compare.
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These kits can be very insightful however I read a piece on Reddit that may give people pause for thought

"Earlier this year, AncestryDNA had a sale on their kit. I thought it would be a great gift idea so I bought 6 of them for Christmas presents. Today my family got together to exchange presents for our Christmas Eve tradition, and I gave my mom, dad, brother, and 2 sisters each a kit.

As soon as everyone opened their gift at the same time, my mom started freaking out. She told us how she didn’t want us taking them because they had unsafe chemicals. We explained to her how there were actually no chemicals, but we could tell she was still flustered. Later she started trying to convince us that only one of us kids need to take it since we will all have the same results and to resell extra kits to save money.

Fast forward: Our parents have been fighting upstairs for the past hour, and we are downstairs trying to figure out who has a different dad."
I bought the 23 and me DNA health and ancestry from Amazon for £65 last week. I ain't opened it yet. Do people think ancestry.com one is better? If so can I return my current one to Amazon?
pooool7 h, 18 m ago

Tried this and they told me that all I've got is cheapskate genes... …Tried this and they told me that all I've got is cheapskate genes...



I used to wear a pair of them.
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iwilliams5410 h, 8 m ago

This or 23andme?


Ancestry has by far the biggest database and about half the people using it will put together some sort of family tree. 23andme started as a way to get health information and most people using it dont really have much in the way of useful information about their ancestors. If you are really interested you'll test with ancestry sooner or later, might as well start there. Ancestry dont allow uploads from other sites, some of the other websites do. Also as was said up thread it's pretty easy to delete information from ancestry if you wish.

YDNA testing is good for tracing male ancestry but a lot more expensive.

And even my wife - whose DNA is much more British than the average - has some Canadian and American 4th cousins. They can be very useful,
Edited by: "buzzard" 26th Dec 2018
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