Ancestry.com is having a Summer Sale on its AncestryDNA test. Regularly $99, the test is on sale for $69 plus taxes and shipping until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
For those who buy things on Amazon, the AncestryDNA test is on sale for the same sale price but shipping is free because it meets the $25 minimum to qualify for free shipping. If you are an Amazon Prime member, your free shipping gets the product to you even faster. On the Amazon website, do a search for AncestryDNA. Usually only one result with AncestryDNA appears, click on it to see the item entry. Look next to the green In Stock under the price and you should see "AncestryDNA Official" and not a third-party of another name.
Autosomal DNA tests can be taken by males or females.
As of last month, AncestryDNA tests must be activated by the test taker with a separate email and Ancestry username. The test requester can be given access by the tester (DNA owner) as a manager. For elderly and those without computers to be tested Ancestry's recommendation is to help them set up the needed accounts. Genealogy bloggers have had some ideas on how to do this.
In addition, remember that to access all aspects of a DNA test like being able to contact matches, you need to have an Ancestry database subscription. Or at least an AncestryDNA Insights subscription which is about $49/year as of 2016, does not include database access and is available by contacting Customer Service by phone. BUT note that if someone is doing a test for you, that DNA owner does not have to have an Ancestry subscription. As long as you are invited as a manager of that test and you have an Ancestry subscription you will have the same access to all the features as your own or other tests you already manage.
Yes there are now more hoops to jump through with an AncestryDNA test, but Ancestry does have the largest DNA test database (matches) available.
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