There are recent changes in the DNA test from Ancestry, noting that their storage may affect your notification of genealogy matches. Here’s what we recommend, and perhaps who to use in the future.
We haven’t recommended Ancestry for these particular tests for a long time, but if you have had these tests done through Ancestry in the past your data can be retrieved and transferred to Family Tree DNA for only $19. This is recommended so you can continue to be notified of matches that could help with your genealogy research.
Autosomal DNA testing (atDNA) IS still available through Ancestry. We recommend testing either through them, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA, or 23andme.com, as they all run on the same basic laboratory platform and are about the same price.
One of our DNA test experts has provided an excellent explanation of these tests, what they can do for you, and how to get them. We’ve re-posted her article HERE in case it’s helpful!
If you’re interested in DNA testing, or would simply like to see what DNA analysis can do for your family tree, contact Legacy Tree Genealogists for a free consultation.