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AncestryDNA - Genetic Testing

AncestryDNA - Genetic Testing

Ancestry.com

Discover the unique family story that only your DNA can tell with AncestryDNA®.

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  • Short Wait Sep 4, 2018

    By RōbloxPro12
    I am super happy with the wait time on this! I have not gotten my results yet, but only has taken about two weeks for the final product! It took four days to be shipped from my house to their lab. It went from their lab to sample being processed in two days. From the DNA being processed, it took to days to go to the next stage, DNA extracted. Four days later it went from the DNA extracted, to the DNA analyzed stage! It took I think five or six days to finish DNA analyzing stage. Now all I have to do is wait a couple of days and my results will be ready! Thanks Ancestry! (By the way, I bought this on the $60 sale, I expected the wait time to be WAY longer since it said the processing would take about 6-8 weeks, and since there was a sale going on, I thought it would take even longer, since there was a sale and the demand was probably high, it only took about two weeks! WAY LESS THAN WHAT THE WAIT WAS!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!
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  • I love it May 14, 2018

    By VeryManlyManDude
    I’ve always been interested in my family history and AncestryDNA is probably the most accurate app to use to find that out. My only concern is that me and my brother both got a kit, but for me it said I was 17% Scandinavia but my brother had none. It used to say I was European Jewish, then it was removed but my brother still had it. But it does say me and my brother are both Eastern European, me 8% and my brother 16%, so that’s pretty accurate. There was a few differences on the low confidence regions, but that’s ok cause after all, they are low confidence. I defiantly recommend to buy a kit though because they will continuously update it to make it accurate. Maybe it’s just that I am more Scandinavian than him and he has little Scandinavian in his blood because I seem to have more on our dads side and he seems to have more on our moms because he had a lot of Western European (on my moms side my grandmas from Germany) and I have more Italian than him (my dads mom is from Sicily). So yeah, all in all pretty accurate. Great app!
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  • A long time coming! Jan 5, 2021

    By Happy & sappy
    Recently I have had the fortune to have two members of Ancestry reach out to me. They were aware of DNA that had a high probability that would lead me on a path of discovery. Discovery, well that’s an understatement. It turns out that we are close relatives one being a first cousin & the other a niece. You see I’ve been an Ancestry member with the goal of identifying my biological father for several years & I hit a gold mine. Not only did I find out who my father was but also discovered a group of people that are my family. With a few text messages & face time I realized that I was accepted with open arms & hearts . I’m a fan of the Ancestry TV show & I have enjoyed seeing people find their ancestors & the eye opening revelations and heart felt reactions . I was always hopeful that one day that it would be my turn them bang it happened. Thanks to this wonderful program it has great value, priceless.
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  • Read this if you have complaints about accuracy!!! Jan 29, 2020

    By Are You Guys Serious?
    People! Even if you have ancestors with a certain ethnic make-up it DOES NOT necessarily mean that you will inherit those specific genes!!!! If your Mom is fifty percent German and fifty percent Irish and your Father is fifty percent Swedish and fifty percent Middle Eastern it does not necessarily mean that you will be twenty five percent German, twenty five percent Irish, twenty five percent Swedish, and twenty five percent Middle Eastern! You could receive results that you are fifty percent German, thirty five percent Swedish, and fifteen percent Middle Eastern. This test measures YOUR genetics, not your Great Aunt Ednas’. And yes if you take the test more than once you may happen to get a variation of like, one percent, but duh! Not every cells DNA in your entire mouth is going to be the perfectly exact same, that’s just not how science works! There’s always an exception people!
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  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Half Cooked
    Amazing! I never knew my father. Found out my sister had done the DNA test, and found even more siblings. I'm so thankful for this. Definitely would recommend if you're trying to find missing pieces in your life. AMAZING! ❤️
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By lisa gadaire
    I was so excited to start tracing my family tree as I found out I was adopted at the age of 55. Without paying an arm and a leg you can't get into any records. Sure you can do a free trial for 14 days but I'm sure its going to take some searching. I was under the assumption these fact finding articles went along with the DNA testing. The app doesn't work very well. Hard to maneuver through and always says it's updating your results. Which never show up. You're better off going to the website
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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Amber McClanahan
    This app is garbage It does not display results. It did not update to match the status of my kit. Even with an update today, it doesn't work. If you click trait it just closes. Very disappointing to wait so long for the results and have the app to display them not work.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By OatyGoat
    Where the hell are my traits? Back in 2018 when I bought my kit, I paid extra to have the traits expansion. It was fine until lately and I can no longer access my traits at all- not even on the website itself! I paid for this and it wasn't cheap. You cant just take away something I paid for!
    more
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Ruby Vergara
    I can't access my record. I have tried opening this app with wifi and with my data plan and it comes up blank everytime. I can't access my genetic results. They are there...I have seen them, but it keeps coming up blank. It is really frustrating. The app will open but the results are, well, invisible. Please fix this!
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Melanie Gepp
    The website offers significantly more functionality then the app does. Also, super frustrating that if you message from the app, move to another app and then back again, your entire message disappears!
  1. Unlock your story! Single test taps into cutting-edge genetic research and millions of trees to broaden your knowledge
  2. Connect with distant relatives, get updated results, solve mysteries, explore new ancestral regions, and share your results with family
  3. Genetic testing is easy with a simple test, convenient kit activation from your phone, and test status updates. Easily order multiple tests

Reviewed by Laura S on January 8, 2018

  • Short Wait Sep 4, 2018

    By RōbloxPro12
    I am super happy with the wait time on this! I have not gotten my results yet, but only has taken about two weeks for the final product! It took four days to be shipped from my house to their lab. It went from their lab to sample being processed in two days. From the DNA being processed, it took to days to go to the next stage, DNA extracted. Four days later it went from the DNA extracted, to the DNA analyzed stage! It took I think five or six days to finish DNA analyzing stage. Now all I have to do is wait a couple of days and my results will be ready! Thanks Ancestry! (By the way, I bought this on the $60 sale, I expected the wait time to be WAY longer since it said the processing would take about 6-8 weeks, and since there was a sale going on, I thought it would take even longer, since there was a sale and the demand was probably high, it only took about two weeks! WAY LESS THAN WHAT THE WAIT WAS!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!
    more
  • A long time coming! Jan 5, 2021

    By Happy & sappy
    Recently I have had the fortune to have two members of Ancestry reach out to me. They were aware of DNA that had a high probability that would lead me on a path of discovery. Discovery, well that’s an understatement. It turns out that we are close relatives one being a first cousin & the other a niece. You see I’ve been an Ancestry member with the goal of identifying my biological father for several years & I hit a gold mine. Not only did I find out who my father was but also discovered a group of people that are my family. With a few text messages & face time I realized that I was accepted with open arms & hearts . I’m a fan of the Ancestry TV show & I have enjoyed seeing people find their ancestors & the eye opening revelations and heart felt reactions . I was always hopeful that one day that it would be my turn them bang it happened. Thanks to this wonderful program it has great value, priceless.
    more
  • Read this if you have complaints about accuracy!!! Jan 29, 2020

    By Are You Guys Serious?
    People! Even if you have ancestors with a certain ethnic make-up it DOES NOT necessarily mean that you will inherit those specific genes!!!! If your Mom is fifty percent German and fifty percent Irish and your Father is fifty percent Swedish and fifty percent Middle Eastern it does not necessarily mean that you will be twenty five percent German, twenty five percent Irish, twenty five percent Swedish, and twenty five percent Middle Eastern! You could receive results that you are fifty percent German, thirty five percent Swedish, and fifteen percent Middle Eastern. This test measures YOUR genetics, not your Great Aunt Ednas’. And yes if you take the test more than once you may happen to get a variation of like, one percent, but duh! Not every cells DNA in your entire mouth is going to be the perfectly exact same, that’s just not how science works! There’s always an exception people!
    more
  • Feb 12, 2021

    By Half Cooked
    Amazing! I never knew my father. Found out my sister had done the DNA test, and found even more siblings. I'm so thankful for this. Definitely would recommend if you're trying to find missing pieces in your life. AMAZING! ❤️
  • Great and Interesting Service Sep 9, 2020

    By ElusiveSAMO
    Had a great interest in using ancestry ever since I was a child once I learned half my family was wiped out in the holocaust, which left many gaps in my lineage and family tree knowledge. However, I went into this fully prepared that there probably wouldn’t be any records remaining due to the nazis trying to cover up the atrocities. And I was right in that aspect. It’s not ancestry’s fault for that at all, even if I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t find any leads. I did find a ton of information and interesting records dating back to the 1690’s on my fathers side though as well as the estimated percentages of my ethnic backgrounds. It’s a truly fascinating process and if you’re at all into family history or genealogy this is a must have service.
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  • I love it May 14, 2018

    By VeryManlyManDude
    I’ve always been interested in my family history and AncestryDNA is probably the most accurate app to use to find that out. My only concern is that me and my brother both got a kit, but for me it said I was 17% Scandinavia but my brother had none. It used to say I was European Jewish, then it was removed but my brother still had it. But it does say me and my brother are both Eastern European, me 8% and my brother 16%, so that’s pretty accurate. There was a few differences on the low confidence regions, but that’s ok cause after all, they are low confidence. I defiantly recommend to buy a kit though because they will continuously update it to make it accurate. Maybe it’s just that I am more Scandinavian than him and he has little Scandinavian in his blood because I seem to have more on our dads side and he seems to have more on our moms because he had a lot of Western European (on my moms side my grandmas from Germany) and I have more Italian than him (my dads mom is from Sicily). So yeah, all in all pretty accurate. Great app!
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Lily Lautner
    I haven't had any problems that others have mentioned. Loving the app. Wish there was like a public message board or something similar
  • Interesting May 26, 2018

    By Dj Chel
    I did this finally after wanting to for years. It was interesting at my results, but I don’t know how to read them honestly, but am also not particularly happy because I know I’m Cherokee Native American and it doesn’t tell me percentage or anything and that’s the only reason I did this DNA. My mother and I have recently discovered we were, but we were not sure how much we were because her grandmother; my great-grandmother is full blooded but she died before me and I am still stuck and struggling with how to read these results. It was however easy to do the test, but I am not sure if it was money well spent or not lol. But I’ll give props on the fast it was delivered etc and the regions that my sample was or is whatever lol but I need more in depth explains please.
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  • Connections Apr 15, 2018

    By anakathizo
    I have several related individuals listed, the closest ones are not members on Ancestry site. This program doesn’t allow / provide a way for me to contact them. Why! Nor, does it take you to the related people’s, co-match in their tree. I was disappointed that it just gives you a list of trees you’re relatives are in. WHERE? I have twenty five thousand relations entered. How am I supposed to help the people who contact me, find their relationship to me? The commercial looks great and if this testing did what they portray it does, that would be great. IT DOES NOT!!! It’s just another expensive toy...
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  • Not sure who I need to address with my issue Nov 11, 2019

    By djhawki
    I keep getting notices that I have 1 more question to answer on the Lifestyle and Behavior survey. It also states this’s when I gone Into my Dna app. The problem is it will not let me open that section I have tried for over a month. The rest of the sections will let me go in a see my answers etc. I have reported it before but nothing has been done. I would complete this section but can’t open it. Hopefully you can help me or at least tell me who can. Thank you.
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  • AncestryDNA App Review Jan 3, 2018

    By BeeTerese
    I personally don’t see a need for this app. The dna portion of the main app is easy enough to navigate. When I opened the matches in this app, it took me to my phone’s browser, which meant that I had to sign into my account again... Might as well have stayed on the main app. I liked the convenience of seeing matches on the main app and being able to look at the details, the option to browse their tree (if public), send them a message, etc. Hopefully you guys don’t do away with the main app that allows you to do research and tree work or the dna portion of that app for the convenience of users who have trees and dna tests. I hope to see that you just direct the dna app toward people who only did the test and improve the app’s functionality. :)
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  • Good basic functionality with some frustrating lapses Aug 18, 2018

    By Curmudgeon999
    Most of the basic functionality is there and works well. However there are some frustrating gaps when compared to the browser based version. First is the issue of persistent hint leaves in the tree view long after all hints for a person have been addressed (ie no “new” hints remain). These are understandable for minutes due to the need for data to synchronize, but they persist for hours and days after all hints are addressed. This makes for confusion and wasted effort rechecking indicated hints only to find there are none. Second is reduced functionality in the app vs the browser when viewing documents. Where it is possible to page through a document in the browser it is only possible to view a single page in the app. So for example if the user wants to see the page before or after the launched page when viewing a census document then the browser is the only option. This cannot be done in the app. Third is the search function. This is severely restricted in the app. The browser version has far, far greater functionality.
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  • Not providing too much added value....compared to Ancestry app. Oct 9, 2020

    By JGac5576
    Ancestry DNA app could really do so much more. But app is not dynamic, and really a big let down compared to the full functioning and dynamic ANCESTRY app. Here is what you guys need to focus on to be a 5 star app. More intuitive menu to quickly toggle from one DNA profile to another one which is managed by the same person. Improve your messaging functionality. I waste too much time messaging someone and never hearing back because they no longer are an active member of Ancestry. This is a huge disappointment and bringing down the overall value of ancestry DNA and the use. You need to clarify this ....who has an active membership and who does not.
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  • Glad to know my roots Mar 16, 2019

    By Robnation101
    It was exciting to trace my roots back to before my family came to the US. However I don’t want to be hounded by constant requests to pay for more services. I haven’t seen anything that is worth paying more money for yet. Also I feel like the website and app could use some improvements. It’s not as user friendly as I would like it to be. I’m sure that you guys could benefit from sending out a survey about improvements your customers would like to see and brainstorming ways to make your site/app more enticing. I do like the services that you offer with the basic package and dna test. I am giving 3* because I believe there are some definite opportunities for improvement.
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  • Matches Mar 30, 2019

    By silverk
    I prefer the way the matches showed before. It was clear and showed the cm’s without having to click on the person. Also, my ethnicity showed one thing on my site and something totally different on my mother’s matches prior to the update. Currently the match on my mom’s site shows as my prior estimate. I called to find out which one was correct at the time but you cannot get ahold of anyone who can do more than look at the site questions to answer you leading to frustration and the feeling that I cannot necessarily trust Ancestry’s estimates. It would be nice to be able to have someone that can forward the question to a person that can answer dna questions.
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Melanie Gepp
    The website offers significantly more functionality then the app does. Also, super frustrating that if you message from the app, move to another app and then back again, your entire message disappears!
  • DNA Jun 18, 2020

    By jake charles russell
    I purchased a DNA kit for myself at Christmas 2019 and had the results within about 5 weeks. I was amazed at the results. I purchased kits for my stepdaughter, wife and mother in law. The kits were all sent off around May 10, 2020 and my step daughter got her results within a month. It’s been close to 2 months and the DNA progress isn’t really moving. If 3 were sent in the same day don’t expect to get results anytime soon on some. I purchased another kit for my mom and it has been “processing” since May 27 and today is June 18. I watched the videos and once the kit is “processed” machines and computers pretty much do the rest. Not sure why the business is running so far behind but I would like to know. I was thinking about 4 stars at first but...I also found out that if you are a Mormon you get free access to the site, everyone else has to pay. Ancestory, DNA, and findagrave are all ran by the same company and they cater to LDS.
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  • Feb 26, 2021

    By Paul Cumming
    It's OK - navigation however is awful with no way to access your family tree, whereas on the desktop it's easy.
  • Interestingly Lame Feb 8, 2019

    By MarakG
    I was excited to purchase this app to learn more from my Ancestry DNA results. Ironically, none of the responses I gave matched what my DNA should have shown. Each item has a disclaimer stating that the genes can be different than what the science shows they should be. Really? And the purpose of this app is what exactly? Each item you answer the question they ask, eye color, hair color, does asparagus make your pee stink, do you have a cleft chin, etc. For every one (no exception) of my responses, and I know myself pretty well, the answer was that my response does not match the science. Example: I have brown hair but I should have dark hair. I have green eyes but I should have blue eyes, etc. Each item was a non-match! How’s that possible? Didn’t learn anything new about myself that I didn’t know before buying this app. Waste of $9.99 for me. I hope your experience is better than mine.
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  • One major annoyance May 22, 2020

    By Blatay
    The app is pretty good, with one major annoyance. I don’t like notifications from apps because many apps use them to get you to open the app for no reason. Apple includes how often apps are opened to rank popularity. I generally deny apps permission to give notifications. I gave this one permission since I get very occasional messages from relatives. About every other week this app shows a badge, implying there is something new, but when I open the app, there is nothing. Super annoying. I hate being tricked. I went to their support chat to discuss my concern. It said I was #2 in line. 15 minutes later, I was still #2. So I came here.
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  • Feb 21, 2021

    By lisa gadaire
    I was so excited to start tracing my family tree as I found out I was adopted at the age of 55. Without paying an arm and a leg you can't get into any records. Sure you can do a free trial for 14 days but I'm sure its going to take some searching. I was under the assumption these fact finding articles went along with the DNA testing. The app doesn't work very well. Hard to maneuver through and always says it's updating your results. Which never show up. You're better off going to the website
    more
  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Amber McClanahan
    This app is garbage It does not display results. It did not update to match the status of my kit. Even with an update today, it doesn't work. If you click trait it just closes. Very disappointing to wait so long for the results and have the app to display them not work.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By OatyGoat
    Where the hell are my traits? Back in 2018 when I bought my kit, I paid extra to have the traits expansion. It was fine until lately and I can no longer access my traits at all- not even on the website itself! I paid for this and it wasn't cheap. You cant just take away something I paid for!
    more
  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Ruby Vergara
    I can't access my record. I have tried opening this app with wifi and with my data plan and it comes up blank everytime. I can't access my genetic results. They are there...I have seen them, but it keeps coming up blank. It is really frustrating. The app will open but the results are, well, invisible. Please fix this!
    more
  • Disappointing Jun 22, 2020

    By Heiligenstein101
    When I decided to do the DNA test over two years ago out of respect of the person who gave me the package as a Christmas present; I didn’t know what to expect though I was a little curious. I always considered myself a maybe Javanese (the main island in Indonesia). But when I got my result back; it was telling me that I am 56% Vietnamese, 25% Thai and 19% Filipino. I was shocked of course. Long story short; I never looked back at the app afterward and I decree to delete it. Now, two years later, I decided to re-download the app again and guess what? The result has changed! Shocking! This time around, two years later, it’s telling me that I am 94% South East Asian and 6% Filipino!! Hah?!! South East Asian is so generalist; that includes Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, even India, they’re all in south east Asia. So...is the test really needed to tell me that I am from south east Asia? Nope! Well, duh! I’ve already known that since I was in 5th grade. I don’t need Ancestry DNA test to tell me that at 42 years old. Luckily, it wasn’t my own money that got wasted on the test kit. Though now I feel bad for the person spending the money for it.
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