Ancestry DNA Review Your genome, or the collection of all of your DNA, contains information about your family’s history and origins. The genome is full of “markers” or pieces of DNA that are different between different groups of people. Ancestry DNA analyses over 700,000 of these DNA markers to reveal the clues about your ancestry that are hidden in your genome.
The process is easy and painless with the Ancestry DNA kit. You simply mail in a swab of your saliva in the included pre-paid envelope, and in 6-8 weeks you will be notified when your results are available online. By comparing your genome to [...]
Ancestry vs. Family Tree DNA: Which One is Your Best Bet? Once upon a time, people eager to learn about family trees used journals and photo albums stored in attics to figure how who–to invoke Biblical lingo–begot whom. Nowadays, the DNA helix does what family records can’t: laboratory tests break down DNA samples submitted by those eager to know more about their deepest roots.
Surprises? You can count on them: from discovering unknown Native American ancestry to learning forefathers may have come to the U.S. on the Mayflower, tracking DNA has become an [...]