Ancestry.com announced last week that they are no longer offering yDNA and mtDNA tests and will no longer store the data obtained from these tests after September 5, 2014.
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, 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 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!
* Legacy Tree is not affiliated with Family Tree DNA, Ancestry DNA, or any DNA company. We merely provide advice based on our experiences with these companies.