AncestryDNA on Sale–and Some Thoughts Before You Buy

AncestryDNA is on sale for $59 through “Cyber Monday” (27 November). Just a few quick reminders about DNA testing:

  • siblings do not share all their DNA–they will have different matches, especially as the matches are more distant
  • DNA won’t solve all your genealogical problems
  • DNA may reveal surprises that are totally unexpected
  • you may have close matches that are “out of the blue”
  • DNA supplements research in paper records–it does not replace it

Organize your information and work on extending your research while you wait for the test to arrive–including tracking down cousins. It will help you make better use of your results.