Tracing your family history is typically a labor-intensive process that can cost you a decent chunk of time and money. Ancestry, however, is hoping to make that journey of discovery easier and more accessible than ever. Its AncestryDNA® kits aim to help you trace your lineage and find new relatives, all from the comfort of your own home. Right now, the popular at-home AncestryDNA® kit is just $59 and the AncestryHealth® kit is available for just $99. Please note that AncestryHealth® kits are not available in NY, NJ or RI.
- AncestryDNA® kit ($59, originally $99; ancestry.com)
- AncestryHealth® kit ($99, originally $149; ancestry.com)
These deals lasts through March 18 with no code necessary. Prices may go lower for DNA Day on April 25 (last year the AncestryDNA® kit was $69), but for now, these are the lowest prices we've seen since Black Friday. If you're interested in DNA kits, read our full AncestryDNA® review or our guide to our favorite DNA testing kits.
When you buy the AncestryDNA® kit, you'll be sent a test tube to fill with saliva along with a pre-packaged slip. This slip allows you to quickly and easily send your DNA off to the lab for analysis. In around six to eight weeks, you'll be able to see your results through an online portal. This includes a genealogical map where you can see the breakdown of all the ethnicities that make up your DNA by approximate percentage. An additional sample migration chart will help better understand just how your ancestors traveled around the world over time.
Recently, Ancestry® has rolled out new upgrades to its ethnicity estimates, adding a handful of extra regions to its analysis and giving users even more detail into their background. For example, instead of categorizing your ethnicity as being from "Scandinavia" your results might now show Norway or Sweden. It's this new granularity that makes the kits even more exciting to use.
There's also a section called DNA Matches, which allows you to compare your DNA results with others who have similar results. Ancestry® ranks these profiles in proximity to your family tree, so you can discover distant relatives.
Ancestry® makes a stellar gift for yourself or a loved one. And after learning your results, we're willing to bet you'll have a slew of new travel destinations to add to your bucket list. But the best part about the AncestryDNA® Kit is that it's on sale now. This rare markdown makes AncestryDNA® one of the most affordable at-home testing kits you can purchase right now.
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Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.