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Save £20 on Ancestry DNA testing

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Expires on 24/11/2019Posted 2nd Nov
This offer is on a couple of times a year, and a decent discount IMO.

Other DNA tests are cheaper, but this one is a more thorough test, and that is extremely useful if you are going to download the raw data and run in through a third party health/genealogy website such as Promethease (for health) or Gedmatch (for ancestry).

Shipping isn't cheap, see below for the lowest option:

"Our standard shipping option costs £10 for the first kit and £5 for each additional kit in the same order."


Shipping takes ages, so worth buying now if it's an xmas gift.
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BTW for anyone who has already had a similar test with a different company, you can still download your raw data and upload it to Promethease and Gedmatch.

It's been eye opening for me and my family, lots of light shed on health problems, and lots of interesting threads to follow in genealogical research.
Also just to add, I have no idea how this works with the subscription models for the rest of Ancestry. Someone less dyslexic might be able to find that info.
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These kits don't do very well here and usually for good reasons.
AnkerMan02/11/2019 13:35

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/heritage-ancestry-ethnicity-dna-testing-kit-3311398These kits don't do very well here and usually for good reasons.


Good to know, thanks

I've had nothing but good experiences, personally.
anonymouse1002/11/2019 13:44

Good to know, thanks :)I've had nothing but good experiences, personally.


I would definitely recommend looking beyond the initial provider though, which is why I posted Gedmatch and Promethease.
Good deal can't understand why it's gone cold, In my experience it's among the best DNA companies out there! Heat added
leaih02/11/2019 14:31

Good deal can't understand why it's gone cold, In my experience it's among …Good deal can't understand why it's gone cold, In my experience it's among the best DNA companies out there! Heat added

Thanks!
In the run up to Xmas last year was £49 so may be worth waiting to see if they do the same this year
feed_me_chocs02/11/2019 14:33

In the run up to Xmas last year was £49 so may be worth waiting to see if …In the run up to Xmas last year was £49 so may be worth waiting to see if they do the same this year


I was wondering if it would drop for Black Friday, but this is a good price in the meantime imo.
Edited by: "anonymouse10" 2nd Nov
how can they justift 10 pounds for shipping
get it from Amazon UK and get much faster shipping!! for same price!!! amazon.co.uk/Anc…8-5
Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they came out but was disgusted when found out they're fraud... And I do mean FRAUD not rubbish.
A Geneticist in the US went on the record and clearly stated that you can't trace anyones ancestry through DNA or that they're 20% European 10% African etc etc... It's just the legal maximum that advertising and marketing can get away with.

You give your DNA sample and then they ask you to fill out a form like on ancestry.com and they trace your info through that very site and affiliates... Then they are building a statistical database from the collated info so they can find correlations which they will sell to anyone and everyone... These correlations are they very thing they say already exist... They don't.

Basically the business model is You pay for them to TAKE your info and process it. Then they sell it for more money to everyone who is buying while keeping their own database which they will sell over and over again as it begins to show more statistical correlations.

I would be on board if they gave the database free to GCHQ / NSA and then marketed it to the ethnic minorities so we could trace terrorist relatives. OOoooooo... I'll probably get a warning for having a personal opinion now.
jddavis02/11/2019 14:48

get it from Amazon UK and get much faster shipping!! for same price!!! …get it from Amazon UK and get much faster shipping!! for same price!!! https://www.amazon.co.uk/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=ancestry+dna&qid=1572706096&sr=8-5


Good deal
WuderbarVulpine02/11/2019 14:55

Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they …Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they came out but was disgusted when found out they're fraud... And I do mean FRAUD not rubbish.A Geneticist in the US went on the record and clearly stated that you can't trace anyones ancestry through DNA or that they're 20% European 10% African etc etc... It's just the legal maximum that advertising and marketing can get away with.You give your DNA sample and then they ask you to fill out a form like on ancestry.com and they trace your info through that very site and affiliates... Then they are building a statistical database from the collated info so they can find correlations which they will sell to anyone and everyone... These correlations are they very thing they say already exist... They don't.Basically the business model is You pay for them to TAKE your info and process it. Then they sell it for more money to everyone who is buying while keeping their own database which they will sell over and over again as it begins to show more statistical correlations.I would be on board if they gave the database free to GCHQ / NSA and then marketed it to the ethnic minorities so we could trace terrorist relatives. OOoooooo... I'll probably get a warning for having a personal opinion now.


OK mate. There's actually really good information out there if you know how to access it, which is why I recommend promethease and gedmatch. The money to access your snp data is money well spent in my experience. I've used a different company before but they give you less raw data than with ancestry.
WuderbarVulpine02/11/2019 14:55

Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they …Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they came out but was disgusted when found out they're fraud... And I do mean FRAUD not rubbish.A Geneticist in the US went on the record and clearly stated that you can't trace anyones ancestry through DNA or that they're 20% European 10% African etc etc... It's just the legal maximum that advertising and marketing can get away with.You give your DNA sample and then they ask you to fill out a form like on ancestry.com and they trace your info through that very site and affiliates... Then they are building a statistical database from the collated info so they can find correlations which they will sell to anyone and everyone... These correlations are they very thing they say already exist... They don't.Basically the business model is You pay for them to TAKE your info and process it. Then they sell it for more money to everyone who is buying while keeping their own database which they will sell over and over again as it begins to show more statistical correlations.I would be on board if they gave the database free to GCHQ / NSA and then marketed it to the ethnic minorities so we could trace terrorist relatives. OOoooooo... I'll probably get a warning for having a personal opinion now.


Gedmatch actually tracked down a serial killer via this information, which is a bit like what you're talking about but without the bonus low key racism. Hope that helps.
You're right... I'm amazing.
WuderbarVulpine02/11/2019 14:55

Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they …Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they came out but was disgusted when found out they're fraud... And I do mean FRAUD not rubbish.A Geneticist in the US went on the record and clearly stated that you can't trace anyones ancestry through DNA or that they're 20% European 10% African etc etc... It's just the legal maximum that advertising and marketing can get away with.You give your DNA sample and then they ask you to fill out a form like on ancestry.com and they trace your info through that very site and affiliates... Then they are building a statistical database from the collated info so they can find correlations which they will sell to anyone and everyone... These correlations are they very thing they say already exist... They don't.Basically the business model is You pay for them to TAKE your info and process it. Then they sell it for more money to everyone who is buying while keeping their own database which they will sell over and over again as it begins to show more statistical correlations.I would be on board if they gave the database free to GCHQ / NSA and then marketed it to the ethnic minorities so we could trace terrorist relatives. OOoooooo... I'll probably get a warning for having a personal opinion now.


I disagree. It is possible to track what continents your from but after that narrowing it down is mostly guess work . The main problem with that is that we all have African DNA and we pretty much all have European DNA and the rest of the information is mostly guess work and will differ from company to company as they perceive the info in different ways
codnan02/11/2019 16:07

I disagree. It is possible to track what continents your from but after …I disagree. It is possible to track what continents your from but after that narrowing it down is mostly guess work . The main problem with that is that we all have African DNA and we pretty much all have European DNA and the rest of the information is mostly guess work and will differ from company to company as they perceive the info in different ways


Again, there's much more detailed information available if you want to dive in. The main problem as I see it is that the companies want to tell a simple story and the reality is very complex.
WuderbarVulpine02/11/2019 14:55

Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they …Sorry OP. I'm only commenting as I realy liked the idea of these when they came out but was disgusted when found out they're fraud... And I do mean FRAUD not rubbish.A Geneticist in the US went on the record and clearly stated that you can't trace anyones ancestry through DNA or that they're 20% European 10% African etc etc... It's just the legal maximum that advertising and marketing can get away with.You give your DNA sample and then they ask you to fill out a form like on ancestry.com and they trace your info through that very site and affiliates... Then they are building a statistical database from the collated info so they can find correlations which they will sell to anyone and everyone... These correlations are they very thing they say already exist... They don't.Basically the business model is You pay for them to TAKE your info and process it. Then they sell it for more money to everyone who is buying while keeping their own database which they will sell over and over again as it begins to show more statistical correlations.I would be on board if they gave the database free to GCHQ / NSA and then marketed it to the ethnic minorities so we could trace terrorist relatives. OOoooooo... I'll probably get a warning for having a personal opinion now.


The police in the US have posted DNA samples from crime scenes to databases and tracked down relatives of suspects.This on the face of it is a good thing - however whats to stop this being used for petty crimes. Indeed it seems quite wrong that people who would rather not give away such information can be compromised by a close relative who thinks it's OK.
codnan02/11/2019 16:07

I disagree. It is possible to track what continents your from but after …I disagree. It is possible to track what continents your from but after that narrowing it down is mostly guess work . The main problem with that is that we all have African DNA and we pretty much all have European DNA and the rest of the information is mostly guess work and will differ from company to company as they perceive the info in different ways


Yeah that's rubbish. What I clearly said and is backed up with EVIDENCE is multiple geneticists in the UK and US have gone on record to say you CAN'T and that they are committing fraud. They claim to do everything you've just said but when the kits come out they ask you to fill out the form giving a family history and the Ancestry.com database is used.

You should do research not just believe anything you're told.
anonymouse1002/11/2019 13:44

Good to know, thanks :)I've had nothing but good experiences, personally.


LOL... Would you like to tell people about these "Good experiences"... Seriously.

A. It certainly would clear up what you had to do / fill out and what info you got back.
B. Why you would have multiple good experiences?????

The more in depth the better, as these are reported by medical practitioners as fraud.
I learned a lot about my health, about conditions we already knew we had in the family but were able to understand why. Nobody is forcing you to buy this if you're not convinced.

I did my test with family tree DNA, who test a fraction of the SNPs ancestry do. I then uploaded to gedmatch and found lost relatives, and then ran through Promethease for medical information. It's then up to the person to do their own research, match to things already in the family etc. It's all there if you do your research properly.
anonymouse1002/11/2019 18:58

I learned a lot about my health, about conditions we already knew we had …I learned a lot about my health, about conditions we already knew we had in the family but were able to understand why. Nobody is forcing you to buy this if you're not convinced.I did my test with family tree DNA, who test a fraction of the SNPs ancestry do. I then uploaded to gedmatch and found lost relatives, and then ran through Promethease for medical information. It's then up to the person to do their own research, match to things already in the family etc. It's all there if you do your research properly.


Oh and I was not asked at any point to fill in any personal information at all.
anonymouse1002/11/2019 19:05

Oh and I was not asked at any point to fill in any personal information at …Oh and I was not asked at any point to fill in any personal information at all.


So, you're saying that you didn't fill out a name and address, card details you know when you paid for the test and it was sent out to you. Basically enough to do a credit check and then your name against the Ancestry database???? And they told you about medical conditions that you already knew...

That's amazing. That's almost exactly what all the geneticists have warned against.
I think you should read this as a start and then follow up.
theguardian.com/sci…ile
WuderbarVulpine02/11/2019 18:48

Yeah that's rubbish. What I clearly said and is backed up with EVIDENCE is …Yeah that's rubbish. What I clearly said and is backed up with EVIDENCE is multiple geneticists in the UK and US have gone on record to say you CAN'T and that they are committing fraud. They claim to do everything you've just said but when the kits come out they ask you to fill out the form giving a family history and the Ancestry.com database is used.You should do research not just believe anything you're told.


I didn't say they were worth using as literally everyone has African DNA and European DNA and this can be proved by this test although pointless as we all have some . But these cannot tell you where in Europe or Africa your DNA is from making it pretty pointless as it will only tell you what you already know . Everything else is (DNA wise ) a complete guess , with the info ancestry use I guess they could find more out but the DNA is pretty useless in that
Fair amount of inaccurate information being posted here.

First ancestry's estimates of your ethnic background were pretty much rubbish. they are improving as more people take tests but still nothing there to rely on. Mostly the newspaper reports focus on ethnicity.

Second the tests will tell you quite a bit about your ancestry if you know how to use them or get help from one of the many groups of amateur or professional geneaologists. Most people who test do not, however, know how to analyse it so they dont get much from it. It takes hard work and time. No geneticist worth their money would say it wont tell you about your ancestry, they might tell you it wont tell you your distant ancestry, it's only good for about 8-10 generations. I can get back to around 1700, to go further you need to be prepared to pay out more for a different type of test (and to be male).

Third the police were able to track a killer because they enlisted the help of their relatives. If any of my relatives were serial killers I'd help the police too.

Fourth it's right to say that this can give people information they would rather not have known and it can reveal things about your relatives too. One of my 4th cousin DNA matches found out who her father was as a result of my test and another person's test - he admitted when approached that's he'd known there was a child, he didnt think it was his. From what I've heard he is happy enough to be in contact. There are lots of people who were adopted searching for biological relatives. Personally I think the man who raised you is your father but people have the right to know their medical history.

Fifth it's possible to have your data deleted from ancestry if you wish, other sites may not offer that.
Ancestry DNA only tells your ethnicity and not about medical conditions and if you’ve matched to someone else who has taken a test then it comes down to how good their research has been into their family tree, my friend got a DNA kit as a birthday present and has just got her results back she’s matched with people who’s trees have all got errors although they all insist they are correct because they’ve been “researching for years.” Personally I don’t see what these kits can tell you that you can’t find out for yourself; with an ancestry membership or using ancestry for free at the library.
BB7805/11/2019 17:33

Ancestry DNA only tells your ethnicity and not about medical conditions …Ancestry DNA only tells your ethnicity and not about medical conditions and if you’ve matched to someone else who has taken a test then it comes down to how good their research has been into their family tree, my friend got a DNA kit as a birthday present and has just got her results back she’s matched with people who’s trees have all got errors although they all insist they are correct because they’ve been “researching for years.” Personally I don’t see what these kits can tell you that you can’t find out for yourself; with an ancestry membership or using ancestry for free at the library.


That's why I suggested taking it to Gedmatch and Promethease, which give you more detailed information. I
anonymouse1005/11/2019 17:35

That's why I suggested taking it to Gedmatch and Promethease, which give …That's why I suggested taking it to Gedmatch and Promethease, which give you more detailed information. I


And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit which the article you quoted earlier is basically saying gives more detailed DNA information?
BB7805/11/2019 18:05

And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit …And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit which the article you quoted earlier is basically saying gives more detailed DNA information?


No it was actually Family Tree DNA which tests fewer snps than this one. A relative did that one and then upgraded to the deal posted, and you definitely get more health information with Ancestry. The key is to get the raw data then run through Promethease and gedmatch.
BB7805/11/2019 18:05

And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit …And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit which the article you quoted earlier is basically saying gives more detailed DNA information?


The companies are like gatekeepers for the data, they charge for simplifying it, but once you get past them you get into the fun stuff like neanderthal percentage.
BB7805/11/2019 18:05

And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit …And yours was the Ancestry kit? Not the far more expensive 23 and me kit which the article you quoted earlier is basically saying gives more detailed DNA information?


The 23 and me tests fewer snps than this, it just hand holds you through the results, which is where people often get confused "it said I was German but I'm Dutch" type thing, because they try to simplify something complex. Pay for this, get the most snps, then upload them to third parties and get the most detailed information that way.
anonymouse1005/11/2019 18:17

The 23 and me tests fewer snps than this, it just hand holds you through …The 23 and me tests fewer snps than this, it just hand holds you through the results, which is where people often get confused "it said I was German but I'm Dutch" type thing, because they try to simplify something complex. Pay for this, get the most snps, then upload them to third parties and get the most detailed information that way.


I’m not trusting these companies with my DNA, not whilst they let law enforcement have access, not that I’ve got anything to hide but what if they get hacked and I get framed for something I didn’t do and I’m convicted on DNA evidence - no thanks, not taking that chance.
There is such a thing as having too much information I’d rather not know if I’m predisposed to something nasty all that means is more time to worry about it, focusing on every cough sneeze ache or headache wondering if that’s the start.
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