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AncestryDNA - Genetic Testing

Ancestry.com

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

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  • img Expert
    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

  • After 50 years I was united with my birth family Dec 16, 2018

    By Candi girl 57
    Thank you ancestry DNA I was given up for adoption by my birth mother who I met at age 21.I was given a name and a college that my said to be biological father attended and that was all the information that I had .I waited over 50 years to build The courage to find out about my biological father and his Family.. thanks to ancestry DNA I saw many matches of relatives including a first and second cousins we shared communications and confirmed that we were family and that was indeed my father. I was completely amazed and in tears to see so many family members over 500 or so for someone that never knew her biological father‘s family I am so thankful to God and ancestry DNA for making this miracle happen. I must say my father passed two years ago but I now share the love of all my aunts and uncles and so many cousins. I have beautiful pictures of the Reunion I would love to share with ancestry. Thank you ancestry DNA for making this miracle possible Sandra Stanfield
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • May 25, 2021

    By Jim Barton
    Storyscout is daft. It tells me less than I already have recorded in ancestry. The generic life in that period is useless. In 1911 it highlights cotton Mills, whereas most people including my family still worked on the land. I clicked show me more thinking that it show more about that person, but it has given snippets about other people Matches only show the notes symbol not even the first line which would make it useful. Ethic origins update earlier added 8% to a country previously unmentioned.
  • 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.
  • So Happy that I checked my DNA Story!!! Apr 21, 2019

    By windrider991
    When my wife Kristal and I had our DNA checked out with AncestryDNA, I had no idea at all, zero, none at all that I had any Irish in my DNA profile, and not only do I, it’s the Majority single contributor to it!!! This knowledge spurred me on to find my Irish relatives, again whom I never was told anything about, at any time, and behold I found her!!! My Great Grandmother Mary Carr was from Ireland, and she had emigrated to Canada with John Maves, a German. Their daughter, Kathryn Maves is my Grandmother on my mom’s side of the family! This years was the first year that I was able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, knowing that I am actually Irish too!!! O the joy of it all!!! Not only am I Irish, I also have English, Scottish, and Welsh too!!! Absolutely Thrilling!!! Thank you AncestryDNA!!!
  • My DNA does not seem to be credible! Sep 23, 2018

    By Miriam Tierno
    I know that my great parents down the line are from Spain. I don’t have any evidence of Italy, France, Portugal and especially Africa/Bantu. I can see Morocco, because there was much influence in Spain, but Bantu is ridiculous! When I first received my DNA, it said I was 2% European/Jewish, which I can also see, because of the influence of Jews in Spain and my first and last names are Jewish. Now, that was removed! I believe that DNA’s are being mixed up and they are not accurate! The updates are not an accurate improvement! I am very disappointed and so are some of my friends. They claim they have proof from their family line, that they are Jewish, yet it was removed from their DNA.
  • After 50 years I was united with my birth family Dec 16, 2018

    By Candi girl 57
    Thank you ancestry DNA I was given up for adoption by my birth mother who I met at age 21.I was given a name and a college that my said to be biological father attended and that was all the information that I had .I waited over 50 years to build The courage to find out about my biological father and his Family.. thanks to ancestry DNA I saw many matches of relatives including a first and second cousins we shared communications and confirmed that we were family and that was indeed my father. I was completely amazed and in tears to see so many family members over 500 or so for someone that never knew her biological father‘s family I am so thankful to God and ancestry DNA for making this miracle happen. I must say my father passed two years ago but I now share the love of all my aunts and uncles and so many cousins. I have beautiful pictures of the Reunion I would love to share with ancestry. Thank you ancestry DNA for making this miracle possible Sandra Stanfield
  • 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!!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • May 25, 2021

    By Jim Barton
    Storyscout is daft. It tells me less than I already have recorded in ancestry. The generic life in that period is useless. In 1911 it highlights cotton Mills, whereas most people including my family still worked on the land. I clicked show me more thinking that it show more about that person, but it has given snippets about other people Matches only show the notes symbol not even the first line which would make it useful. Ethic origins update earlier added 8% to a country previously unmentioned.
  • 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.
  • So Happy that I checked my DNA Story!!! Apr 21, 2019

    By windrider991
    When my wife Kristal and I had our DNA checked out with AncestryDNA, I had no idea at all, zero, none at all that I had any Irish in my DNA profile, and not only do I, it’s the Majority single contributor to it!!! This knowledge spurred me on to find my Irish relatives, again whom I never was told anything about, at any time, and behold I found her!!! My Great Grandmother Mary Carr was from Ireland, and she had emigrated to Canada with John Maves, a German. Their daughter, Kathryn Maves is my Grandmother on my mom’s side of the family! This years was the first year that I was able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, knowing that I am actually Irish too!!! O the joy of it all!!! Not only am I Irish, I also have English, Scottish, and Welsh too!!! Absolutely Thrilling!!! Thank you AncestryDNA!!!
  • My DNA does not seem to be credible! Sep 23, 2018

    By Miriam Tierno
    I know that my great parents down the line are from Spain. I don’t have any evidence of Italy, France, Portugal and especially Africa/Bantu. I can see Morocco, because there was much influence in Spain, but Bantu is ridiculous! When I first received my DNA, it said I was 2% European/Jewish, which I can also see, because of the influence of Jews in Spain and my first and last names are Jewish. Now, that was removed! I believe that DNA’s are being mixed up and they are not accurate! The updates are not an accurate improvement! I am very disappointed and so are some of my friends. They claim they have proof from their family line, that they are Jewish, yet it was removed from their DNA.
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Michelle Procter
    I like the app and it seems to works fine. The thing I don't understand, when I view matches, all the results say "Father's Side" under the relationship header?
  • May 20, 2021

    By Heather Evans
    I sent in my test way back in novemeber of 2020, my sisters turned theres in a month later, and got theirs back after few months back. I have yet to get my results or even an update on the app since December even with all the update and Reinstalling the app, it seems to be stick as processing.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Chris Maxwell
    Sent my DNA kit in back in November of 2020, they messed up the DNA, discontinued the original product I ordered and said they wouldn't give me the original results I paid for. Then they sent me replacement kits that never came, so I had to call in and im waiting on the second replacement kits now in the middle of June 2021. Do not buy ancestry they are a horrible company.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Joe Granado
    Submitted DNA kit, activated. Finally received results after 8 wks. Going through results. Logged off. Logged back in and results disappeared. Called Ancestry to report. Even with activation code they could not reactivate my results. Had to get another kit and now have to wait on new kit and start all over. They should only have activation code for each person which they should be able to verify and tie into who DNA belongs to and be able to retrieve information. Ancestry has poor verification.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Serrius LeDamaged
    It'd be great if it didn't freeze up from time to time. All I'm doing is going through and tagging matches and the app bogs down after 20 or so and crashes. Happens too often.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Ken Shumake
    Not worth the spit I sent! App is total garbage. Endless crashes, errors & blank screens. Seems I'm not the only one with all the bad reviews here. Can't believe such a large company can't get thier act together. Send my money back please, and my spit too! You don't deserve it!
  • 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.
  • May 22, 2021

    By barry Barnes
    Requires a monthly fee to messages your DNA matches, What a rip off. Save your money. 23andme is 1000% better in every category
  • App dose not work! Oct 7, 2020

    By Only good to earn points.
    My spouse and I both are waiting for the results of our DNA test. We have been receiving notifications through email on the progress of our results however according to the app they haven’t even received our kits back at this time. When attempting to contact them the computer tries to guess the issue based off key words and then gives you links that it thinks may be helpful. You are given the option to escalate your questions which may possibly get you to a real person. The first time I did not and was told someone would email me. No surprise, I didn’t receive the email. I contacted them again and went through the whole process again of the computer’s wrong guess work. The second time I actually reached Barbara who didn’t pay attention to the actual issue. When I finally got her to understand that there was a problem with the app her resolution was for me to delete the app and wait for it to reinstall. Well, I have no problem in deleting the app but once deleted I will not reinstall it.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Bjorn Kretzmann
    I don't believe that it's accurate tbh and cant accuractely pinpoint your ethnicity. It has a hard time discerning between ethnic groups especially with German heritage and english heritage. Im very german (records show that pretty far back) but i get almost 70% showing up as English. I can't trust that much error. I understand room for error due to the nature of genetic testing and the limitations of our tech and knowledge but don't make up bs lies about a product.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Cowboys Fan
    Got my results today. Went on the site to check it out. Changed my name because I have personal reasons for not wanting my full name on there. But when I click on my family tree it shows my full first and last name and will not let me change it. And their "virtual assistant " is absolutely worthless. Violating my privacy and they could care less.

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  • img Expert
    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

  • After 50 years I was united with my birth family Dec 16, 2018

    By Candi girl 57
    Thank you ancestry DNA I was given up for adoption by my birth mother who I met at age 21.I was given a name and a college that my said to be biological father attended and that was all the information that I had .I waited over 50 years to build The courage to find out about my biological father and his Family.. thanks to ancestry DNA I saw many matches of relatives including a first and second cousins we shared communications and confirmed that we were family and that was indeed my father. I was completely amazed and in tears to see so many family members over 500 or so for someone that never knew her biological father‘s family I am so thankful to God and ancestry DNA for making this miracle happen. I must say my father passed two years ago but I now share the love of all my aunts and uncles and so many cousins. I have beautiful pictures of the Reunion I would love to share with ancestry. Thank you ancestry DNA for making this miracle possible Sandra Stanfield
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • So Happy that I checked my DNA Story!!! Apr 21, 2019

    By windrider991
    When my wife Kristal and I had our DNA checked out with AncestryDNA, I had no idea at all, zero, none at all that I had any Irish in my DNA profile, and not only do I, it’s the Majority single contributor to it!!! This knowledge spurred me on to find my Irish relatives, again whom I never was told anything about, at any time, and behold I found her!!! My Great Grandmother Mary Carr was from Ireland, and she had emigrated to Canada with John Maves, a German. Their daughter, Kathryn Maves is my Grandmother on my mom’s side of the family! This years was the first year that I was able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, knowing that I am actually Irish too!!! O the joy of it all!!! Not only am I Irish, I also have English, Scottish, and Welsh too!!! Absolutely Thrilling!!! Thank you AncestryDNA!!!
  • My DNA does not seem to be credible! Sep 23, 2018

    By Miriam Tierno
    I know that my great parents down the line are from Spain. I don’t have any evidence of Italy, France, Portugal and especially Africa/Bantu. I can see Morocco, because there was much influence in Spain, but Bantu is ridiculous! When I first received my DNA, it said I was 2% European/Jewish, which I can also see, because of the influence of Jews in Spain and my first and last names are Jewish. Now, that was removed! I believe that DNA’s are being mixed up and they are not accurate! The updates are not an accurate improvement! I am very disappointed and so are some of my friends. They claim they have proof from their family line, that they are Jewish, yet it was removed from their DNA.
  • Missing piece to my life-puzzle found Nov 7, 2018

    By Anna May AMJ
    I never thought this could/would happen: Almost three decades ago when I learned my biological mother’s name and subsequently met over 60 of her relatives, one of them told me what she knew of my biological father which was he had sons. As my busy life moved along raising my children, career, and so on, I figured it was unlikely if I did have brothers that I would ever know them. He was in his late 30’s when I was born and given up for adoption. Well via Ancestry I matched as “close family” with one of them. Now we are in contact and time will tell how what our future holds. Thank you Ancestry for all your dedication to these important matters. Sincerely, Anna May
  • 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.
  • Ancestry changed our lives! Mar 6, 2021

    By Just Me playing games
    My Ancestry journey has been amazing. The longer I research, the more I feel like I am just getting started. My mom was adopted and it was our understanding that there were no records available, not even a complete birth certificate; that is until Ancestry DNA came into our lives. Now we know that she is was of 14 siblings; and that is just what I have learned on my others side. This journey has changed our lives forever, we know have close relationships with relationships that never could have possible without Ancestry! It has truly changed our lives. Thank you so much!!!!
  • 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!
  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Michelle Procter
    I like the app and it seems to works fine. The thing I don't understand, when I view matches, all the results say "Father's Side" under the relationship header?
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Individual options with ethnicity May 28, 2021

    By Music Freak 😎
    I love the app I can’t get enough of it but for example I do wish there was a such thing as if you share Germanic Europe or Sweden etc where there can be a option where you can find some people of that one ethnicity individual. Then that might gives us a good start but then again you can have some relatives who share some of the same ethnicity but didn’t inherited those ethnicity from the same ancestor it can be from another side of their family.
  • Very nice, but not quite the web version... May 30, 2019

    By PolloTec
    The web version shows a little more detail than the app, such as the confidence interval (dotted black line with begin-end markers over the colored bar graph), which is nicer in the web version. Please bring this into the app. Additionally, explaining the confidence interval and how the accuracy of the DNA test works would be nice. It’s hard to understand how the stated regional percentages are made from the DNA data, given the provided colored bar chart, overlapping map diagrams, and confidence intervals.
  • Best Site.....Worst Support Sep 27, 2018

    By Suanne77
    For Genealogy research, AncestryDNA is the BEST; however, they continue to make it harder and harder to research and focus on YOUR efforts by feeding irrelevant information, facts, and now trying to encourage people to spend more money for Europe, Scotland, and other access. Monthly subscription fee is too expensive considering that the data is fed from a FREE database. The more I work on my LARGE family, the less the program works, and fits on my iPad. Sadly, disappointed and ready to drop.
  • Add ability to tag matches/show relationship of two matches Apr 20, 2018

    By Mensalina
    This app would be so much more helpful if I could tag matches with “mom’s”, “dad’s”, or the more specific family name branch. Then when the people I have tagged come up in a compare, I can quickly place the new match. Also, it is great that I am able to see my relationship to someone. However it would be awesome if I could see the relationship between two matches.
  • Meh... Jan 17, 2021

    By Fluffy jundo
    So i got one of these ancestrial kits. My family was always considered polish and Ukrainian and Russian. And I did some more research and I found out that there was lot of Native American blood. And it didn’t even show up! I understand of how far away it is but. And then England came up and Italy and no one in my family is Italian or English barely! Hahahahah. If you ever read this please check me out and do some more research. Until next time
  • May 25, 2021

    By Jim Barton
    Storyscout is daft. It tells me less than I already have recorded in ancestry. The generic life in that period is useless. In 1911 it highlights cotton Mills, whereas most people including my family still worked on the land. I clicked show me more thinking that it show more about that person, but it has given snippets about other people Matches only show the notes symbol not even the first line which would make it useful. Ethic origins update earlier added 8% to a country previously unmentioned.
  • 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. :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Somewhat interesting Feb 9, 2019

    By Rockett2
    I was excited to do this, and the results essentially mirror what I expected. Unfortunately, there are three overlapping maps and no explanation or percentage estimates for how my DNA matches to the different maps. It would be nice to know if my ancestry was 100% from the bigger map, 80% from the smaller map, etc. Sounds like others have received that kind of info. but I did not. Also, buyers should be aware that when you buy the kit and nothing else, all you get is basically a map or set of maps, and some basic Wikipedia- type info. that is generic to that particular region, which is fine, but I guess I was expecting something more.
  • Don't expect to receive your results right away! Dec 14, 2018

    By Francois4Good
    The app is fine. But be warned, the process of receiving your results is lengthy (2 months?). I ordered my kit during the Thanksgiving holiday. While I sent my kit back to them right away, they have not processed it yet. And they are still many steps away from providing me with the results. At the current pace, I don't expect to receive the results until after the new year. If you set that expectation (long turn around), you'll be just fine. But if you expect to receive your results within a week or two, you will be disappointed.
  • AncestryDNA results Jan 8, 2019

    By DaGiMaL
    Just got my results back. I was hoping for more where the tree was involved. It turns out you have to buy a membership to see any results there. I have two first cousin matches then an unlimited number of 3rd and 4th cousins which mean noting to me. So I found that to be fairly useless. The ethnicity was interesting but not a huge surprise. The traits were the best section of all it is the most fun and interesting facts that were pretty much right on. I’ll have to give it time to see if I enjoy the rest any more. However I’m sure I won’t buy a membership as the tree is still very manual and not clear.
  • Ok but a little disappointing Jun 7, 2018

    By canadian, Irish & Indian
    I was hoping to have my Ethnicity narrowed down a bit more, since I can track my family‘s history through my family. A few things that I found interesting was that they had a little bit of information that I did not as far as family members dates of birth and dates they passed going way back. But when I tried to click on pictures, documents or any kind of info it always lead me back to a link to sign up for a subscription to pay.
  • May 20, 2021

    By Heather Evans
    I sent in my test way back in novemeber of 2020, my sisters turned theres in a month later, and got theirs back after few months back. I have yet to get my results or even an update on the app since December even with all the update and Reinstalling the app, it seems to be stick as processing.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Serrius LeDamaged
    It'd be great if it didn't freeze up from time to time. All I'm doing is going through and tagging matches and the app bogs down after 20 or so and crashes. Happens too often.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Bjorn Kretzmann
    I don't believe that it's accurate tbh and cant accuractely pinpoint your ethnicity. It has a hard time discerning between ethnic groups especially with German heritage and english heritage. Im very german (records show that pretty far back) but i get almost 70% showing up as English. I can't trust that much error. I understand room for error due to the nature of genetic testing and the limitations of our tech and knowledge but don't make up bs lies about a product.
  • 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.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Cade
    Would be nice if the pages actually loaded. Tried updating, didn't work
  • 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.
  • Apr 29, 2021

    By j h
    I just updated the app a day or so ago. Now old messages are stuck as u read and I'm not being notified when I get new messages.
  • Where’s the beef? Jun 10, 2020

    By MarkStickle
    Lacks a chromosome browser which is an essential tool for serious work with autosomal DNA. The ability to connect with distant (and not so distant) cousins is heavily promoted, but most users will quickly discover that a very small proportion of these “matches” have submitted an online tree (so it’s impossible to understand the basis for the match), and fewer still maintain updated contact information on the Ancestry system. Ancestry’s marketing effort has focused heavily on their “ethnicity estimates” which promise to tell testers whey they are “from.” In actuality they do no such thing: They convey an inadequate and even dangerous notion of how human beings transmit cultural values and traditions across generations
  • DNA still pending had to redo sample Oct 4, 2018

    By Trusted Blogger
    After waiting weeks once we had been notified that dna was successfully extracted we were contacted by email that there had been an error and new sample was needed. Ancestry mailed us a new kit for our son to complete. We completed right away and dropped it back in the mail. We’ve been receiving push notifications from the DNA ap alerting us to our DNA results being complete. We completed our DNA years ago which is strange. We are still waiting for our sons DNA. There seems to be glitches with the push notifications.
  • Ethnicity is interesting. Was disappointed with the tacky $20 add-on Dec 22, 2020

    By hodgyy14
    I’ve always thought the updating DNA is a nice feature. However, the traits feature is absolutely not worth it. It was wrong about EVERY single trait.. and wasn’t even representative of my family. Oh they were right that I don’t have alcoholic flush. Very informative! A lot I can do with that info. It’s not really their fault either, we just don’t know enough about population genetics. I’ve had varying ethnicity results across tests so who knows how accurate Ancestry’s is.
  • Jun 11, 2021

    By Chris Maxwell
    Sent my DNA kit in back in November of 2020, they messed up the DNA, discontinued the original product I ordered and said they wouldn't give me the original results I paid for. Then they sent me replacement kits that never came, so I had to call in and im waiting on the second replacement kits now in the middle of June 2021. Do not buy ancestry they are a horrible company.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Joe Granado
    Submitted DNA kit, activated. Finally received results after 8 wks. Going through results. Logged off. Logged back in and results disappeared. Called Ancestry to report. Even with activation code they could not reactivate my results. Had to get another kit and now have to wait on new kit and start all over. They should only have activation code for each person which they should be able to verify and tie into who DNA belongs to and be able to retrieve information. Ancestry has poor verification.
  • May 21, 2021

    By Ken Shumake
    Not worth the spit I sent! App is total garbage. Endless crashes, errors & blank screens. Seems I'm not the only one with all the bad reviews here. Can't believe such a large company can't get thier act together. Send my money back please, and my spit too! You don't deserve it!
  • 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.
  • May 22, 2021

    By barry Barnes
    Requires a monthly fee to messages your DNA matches, What a rip off. Save your money. 23andme is 1000% better in every category
  • App dose not work! Oct 7, 2020

    By Only good to earn points.
    My spouse and I both are waiting for the results of our DNA test. We have been receiving notifications through email on the progress of our results however according to the app they haven’t even received our kits back at this time. When attempting to contact them the computer tries to guess the issue based off key words and then gives you links that it thinks may be helpful. You are given the option to escalate your questions which may possibly get you to a real person. The first time I did not and was told someone would email me. No surprise, I didn’t receive the email. I contacted them again and went through the whole process again of the computer’s wrong guess work. The second time I actually reached Barbara who didn’t pay attention to the actual issue. When I finally got her to understand that there was a problem with the app her resolution was for me to delete the app and wait for it to reinstall. Well, I have no problem in deleting the app but once deleted I will not reinstall it.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Cowboys Fan
    Got my results today. Went on the site to check it out. Changed my name because I have personal reasons for not wanting my full name on there. But when I click on my family tree it shows my full first and last name and will not let me change it. And their "virtual assistant " is absolutely worthless. Violating my privacy and they could care less.
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Britt Mcg
    I bought the ancestryDNA traits feature in the app in October 2020. I have yet to see it show up in the app. I've contacted ancestry directly through email with my google receipt screenshot. No response. I then contacted developer support because I didn't know what else to do and I looked up where I needed to contact for this issue. No response. I paid $20 for this. Very disappointed.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Diane Clements
    DO NOT pay for DNA Traits through google .... I paid for Ancestry DNA Traits through the app with my google account.. I am being told Ancestry can not help to contact google even with receipt of payment. Ancestry chat was not helpful at all.. Google tells me to contact developer.... I paid $20.00 for NOTHING!!!
  • May 8, 2021

    By Kelly Orechoneg
    Worst app ever so far. Put in my email, tried resetting password even though I had never entered one yet and DOZENS of tries later says page is temporarily unavailable.

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