March 25, 2013

New Features on AncestryDNA

Great news - there are several new features for AncestryDNA. And there's a nice price of $99.00 now for a DNA kit. Here's what's new:

1. Communicating with matches is even easier. Now when you correspond with a DNA match, there’s a direct link in the email message that lets you quickly locate that match in the future. No more paging through your match list. Just click the link, and it will take you directly to the details for that match.

2. DNA results on-the-go.
Ancestry DNA web pages now work seamlessly on your smart phone and tablet.  No app download required; just access your DNA results through your web browser on your smart phone or tablet as usual.

3. Raw DNA data download.
Some genetic genealogists have requested the ability to download their raw DNA data. And now you have the option to download your raw data by logging into your account, going to your DNA results page and clicking the “manage test settings” link.

2 comments:

Lynn Palermo said...

Hi Lorine, I was excited to learn of this news on the weekend, only to discover that it is only available to US residents. I don't get a DNA company that confines its product to only one country?? So, we Canadians are excluded from the party yet again by Ancestry.

Above The Branches Genealogy LLC said...

Lynn

I really take issue with Ancestry and their rules. I hope this is only a temporary wait. Maybe they feel there are legal issues.

Who knows.

All I know is that DNA is not strictly an American attribute.

It's seems Ancestry doesn't realize that yet.