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AncestryDNA—great alone, even better with an subscription

AncestryDNA—great alone, even better with an subscription

AncestryDNA—great on its own, even better with an subscription

You may have heard that you can order the new AncestryDNA™ test right now on, just by going to the site. That’s great news! But we want to make sure you know some of the key features of the DNA test—with an subscription and without.

While there is no monthly subscription to AncestryDNA, an membership can help enhance your experience by taking advantage of additional benefits that the combined services offer together. If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll automatically have access to these benefits with your AncestryDNA test. And, if you’re not, you can choose to add a subscription after you purchase the test.

Some of the benefits of adding an Ancestry subscription to your AncestryDNA results:

You’ll have unlimited access to over 11 billion records on from around the world. Not to mention the millions of family trees (access levels vary by membership).Easily share photos and documents and save them to your family tree. Contact any member on Ancestry, not just your DNA matches. You can see the full family trees of any member (public trees). Since a subscription gives you access to more records and family trees, it’s easier to find the details to confirm distant cousin relationships. You can leverage the research of Ancestry members to help grow your family tree. Easily view shared surnames and birth locations for each of your DNA matches. You’ll continue to receive Shared Ancestor Hints that let you easily spot your connection to a DNA match.