Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Last Week Ancestry.com Announced it is Immediately Retiring its Y-DNA and mtDNA Tests

Last week, Ancestry.com announced some big changes.

In addition to retiring/closing down some of the other websites it operates (MyFamily, MyCanvas, Mundia-English) and changing another of its other websites (Genealogy.com), Ancestry.com announced it was immediately stopping the sales and processing of its Y-DNA and mtDNA tests.

It is continuing to sell and process AncestryDNA (autosomal) tests.

At the bottom of the post on the Ancestry.com blog site (see link above), click on the links to learn how each website/product is affected.

According to the link for the LegacyDNA (aka Y-DNA and mtDNA tests), Ancestry is no longer selling and no longer processing these tests. There is a phone number to contact Ancestry.com regarding this. (Hopefully Ancestry.com is being a "good company" and refunding the money paid for these tests if they have not been processed yet regardless of when the Y-DNA or mtDNA test was purchased.)

Members/Users have until September 5, 2014 to download any results/work from these affected websites/products. After that the data will not be available.


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