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Reports
Did the Genetic Testing reports contain detailed information?
Selection
Was the selection of Genetic Testing reports offered fit your needs?
Speed of Results
Did you get your testing kit in the time specified? Was your DNA testing done in a timely manner?
Customer Service
Is customer service knowledgeable and available when you need it?
Value
Did you get the value you expected for the money you paid?
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As I am 5th generation in Australia to carry the Prussian surname, I discovered that only a small percentage of me was East European. I was ecstatic to find that I am over 50% British (mainly because I could easily research UK and because of this I found that I have 2 Convicts in the family tree plus a free person arriving on the 2nd fleet when Sydney Australia was 1 Year old. (definitely an Aussie! :))

Just recently, i received an email from Ancestry with an update of my DNA and now know that the Eastern European side has been broken down again with someone coming from Lithuania.  I have now confirmed this with my research of an ancestor's christening record.   

Also, I completed the surveys that were emailed to me which as I understand, were looking for the next step; genetic makeup in regards to personality traits and physical attributes EG: short fat toes... etc.  After sighting photos of a family member from 1840's I've learnt that I have his eyelids and he looks remarkably like my brother and my son.

My biggest take knowing this information is, I now know my roots and where I am from.

 I am absolutely loving the journey of discovery so happy to help with any further research.
Pros
Learnt so much about my Hereditary
Cons
What happens with my info
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

About Me

Location
Australia
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I'm an American living in England, and my sister in the states gave a gift of a DNA kit to my mother.
I hear the kits are around £130 in the UK, and $200 in the USA.

It was a complete waste of money - the results came in my mother's email, and the information was so general it could be applied to anyone.

We were all disappointed, and would never attempt that (scam) again.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Do I have enough time?
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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Location
England
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Ancestry DNA test is a misleading flop
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The commercials are very misleading and make you think that there are specifics and some nice things to download. None of this is true. Our family new that there was aboriginal from our Swedish side from family photos of very dark skinned Grandparents. We also have darker skin ourselves. All ancestry dna gave was a general region called Norway/West Russian and after a second inquiry asking what our aboriginal tribe was that could be Laplander and why wasn't it in the results?, they replied saying that the region Norway/West Russia could mean that we have Laplander or something else from that region.

It was completely vague, and I would not recommend that anyone purchase an ancestry dna kit.

Dee
Pros
none
Cons
It only gives very general regions, and you don't even get anything nice to print up for all your money
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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Location
Kelowna, BC
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Vague results from ancestrydna
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I did not really find ancestrydan was worth the money. I guess some could if you have no idea what your background is. I found the reports very vague. I already knew I had some Russian and was about half Irish.

 My results where:

48% Ireland/Scottland/Wales
24% Europ West
21% Europe East

and then a few low confidence results.

See it is not very informative at all and noy my genetic DNA is in the Ancestry database. I didn't think they would keep my genetic information after the testing. Not worth it.

Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
L
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I thought Ancestry DNA would be better
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I mailed my sample in November of 2017 along with my wife's and got both results 4 weeks later in December.

No insights from my results... very under-whelming. The results showed I was from Europe, either Great Britain or West Europe. [sarcasm]Wow huge surprise.[/sarcasm] I am a caucasian male from the United States so that is basically a given. I really wanted to see specifics in terms of ethnicity and not just a land mass.

With my wife's results as she is Asian and her parents where born in Japan. Her results showed she is from Polynesia and East Asia. This can mean China, Russia, Korea, Taiwan, and a a number of other countries. So nothing really learned her that I could not have told them by just looking at her.

The only really good thing I found is that Ancestry DNA  allows the download of your raw DNA file. This means you can upload it to other services that support it. Hopefully i can find one that makes me feel it was worth spending money on these tests. Reading on this site I see that MyHeritate DNA allows you to upload your Raw DNA data for free it looks like. Maybe I will try them out.


Pros
Easy to collect sample and mail
Cons
Results are under whelming
MM
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