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# Thursday, May 03, 2012
Ancestry.com Introduces New AncestryDNA Service
Posted by Diane

Ancestry.com announced the launch of AncestryDNA, a new DNA test the company bills as an affordable way to combine DNA science with Ancestry.com's family history resources and a global database of DNA samples.

The analysis cross-references your DNA information with test results from people around the globe (drawn from the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation's database) to help you learn more about your ethnic background and find distant cousins. When there's a genetic match in Ancestry.com's DNA database, your tree will automatically be compared to that person's.

In this guest blog post, genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger, who tried out the new autosomal DNA test, sheds more light on what's special about it.

The new service comes after a year of planning and beta testing, says Ancestry.com president and CEO Tim Sullivan. “We think AncestryDNA has created a unique and engaging experience that will provide existing Ancestry.com subscribers with an entirely new way to make amazing discoveries about their family history."

AncestryDNA is currently available by invitation only to Ancestry.com subscribers for $99. The service should become available to the public later this year.

You can sign up to be notified once that happens at AncestryDNA.com


Ancestry.com | Genetic Genealogy
Thursday, May 03, 2012 2:57:34 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [2]
Friday, May 04, 2012 2:26:05 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I participated in the "gargle-in" for the initial Sorenson project with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak at a national conference about 8 years ago, submitting my pedigree charts along with my DNA sample. Will I have to submit a new sample to get my autosomal results posted on Ancestry? If so, will I have to pay full price? (I've subscribed to Ancestry since it first became available.)
Dee Grimsrud
Friday, May 04, 2012 2:57:42 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi, Dee,
Family Tree Magazine isn't affiliated with Ancestry.com or SMGF, so I can't say for sure, but it's my understanding that individual SMGF results are not being posted to AncestryDNA. Rather, the database will be used for internal comparison when analyzing new test-takers' ethnic backgrounds. In addition, I'm not sure the SMGF samples were tested for autosomal results.

Your best bet would be to contact SMGF through this page http://www.smgf.org/pages/contact.jspx and/or call Ancestry.com at 1-800-262-3787
Diane Haddad
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