I’ve been tempted to try the Ancestry DNA test for quite some time now, to have more information on my heritage, and the ethnic groups and geographic regions I originate from. I’ve looked online and there are plenty of tests available but none of my friends have tried it yet so I’m looking for recommendations. Based on what I read so far, AncestryDNA is the most popular test out there so I think I’m gonna go for it.

The technology used is microarray-based autosomal DNA testing, which surveys a person’s entire genome at over 700,000 locations, all with a simple saliva sample. Additionally, the new online interface integrates state-of-the-art tools for you to utilize your DNA results for family history research.

Here are the steps as described:

– Order your complete kit with easy-to-follow instructions.
– Return a small saliva sample in the prepaid envelope.
– Your DNA will be analyzed at more than 700,000 genetic markers.
– Within 6-8 weeks, expect an email with a link to your online results.