Friday, October 26, 2012

AncestryDNA: Comments from a non-US user

Debbie Kennett (whom I match on AncestryDNA) has a comment on the AncestryDNA service as it applies to non-US users:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

AncestryDNA out of Beta. Opened to subscribers and non-subscribers in the USA.

AncestryDNA has dropped the BETA label and has opened their autosomal DNA test to Ancestry subscribers and non-subscribers in the USA. The cost to subscribers has increased from $99 to $129 and it is $199 for non-subscribers. There is a combo test and 6 month subscription for $249. AncestryDNA has recently announced they will provide results to those who test with them.

CeCe Moore has more details on her blog:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

An update on DNA matches

As of 3 Oct 2012:

440 matches in Family Finder at FTDNA.
1509 matches in Relative Finder at genomes with 450)
1750+ matches at AncestryDNA. I am slowly working through 38 pages of matches.

Most matches that have an identified Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) are from the Boone, Creekmore, Ball, Moses and Barnes families. I descend from over 20 families of 17th century New Haven Colony.

My ancestry is 95% British Isles and then German, French, Norwegian/Finnish make up the rest. Immigrants settled in Connecticut, New Amsterdam, New Sweden, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas. Most were here in the 1600s. My most recent know ancestor was transported from Middlesex Gaol to Virginia in the 1760s for stealing cloth.