Four Ways To Find Your 23andMe Relatives On Ancestry

If you have tested with both Ancestry DNA and 23andMe, it’s very useful to find the same relatives on both sites. This article runs through four ways to find your 23andMe DNA matches on Ancestry. Why Find Your 23andMe Relatives on Ancestry? Unlike Ancestry.com, 23andMe doesn’t have family trees. When I ran a full analysis … Read more

How Much Does An AncestryDNA Kit Cost?

Ancestry.com launched its DNA test kits in 2012 in the United States. The original launch price was $99. The company has kept that standard price for their DNA kit ever since. The company also runs sales and special offers which I’ll detail in a later section. But here is the standard pricing of Ancestry DNA … Read more

Who Owns Promethease? (Explained)

This article explains the current ownership of Promethease. Then we give a quick history of Promethease, SNPedia, and what happened when the founders sold to new owners. Who Owns Promethease? Promethease is owned by MyHeritage, a company that provides genealogy services and DNA tests. The Israel-based company purchased Promethease and the SNPedia website in 2019 … Read more

Can You Do An Ancestry DNA Test Anonymously?

Do you want to buy an Ancestry DNA test while keeping your details anonymous? This article looks at your anonymity and privacy options with Ancestry. We’ll walk you through how to limit personal details shown to your DNA relatives. We also look at whether being completely anonymous is possible. What Your DNA Relatives See On … Read more

Does Ancestry Sell Your DNA? (Explained)

Some people hesitate about buying a DNA kit from Ancestry.com because of concerns that Ancestry may sell your DNA. It’s true that Ancestry.com participates in research projects that may have commercial benefits to the company e.g. the development of drugs for healthcare. However, your DNA is not included unless you consent to participate. If you … Read more