Photo: Ancestry DNA
Ancestry DNA
Photo: Ancestry DNA
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Tracing your family history is typically a labor-intensive process that can cost a decent chunk of time and money. But Ancestry is here to make that journey of discovery easier and more accessible than ever. The popular at-home AncestryDNA® kit is on sale for $59, and the AncestryHealth® kit is down to just $129.

  • AncestryDNA® kit from 11/1 to 11/25 ($59, originally $99; ancestry.com)
  • AncestryHealth® kit from 11/1 to 11/22 with free gift wrap ($119, originally $179; ancestry.com)

These deals last through November 22, and there’s no code necessary to score the discount. Just note: AncestryHealth® kits are not available in New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island.

When you buy the AncestryDNA® kit, you’ll be sent a test tube to fill with saliva, along with a prepaid return envelope, so you can easily send your DNA off to the lab for analysis. After around six to eight weeks, you can go online to view your results, which include a genealogical map showing the breakdown of all ethnicities that make up your DNA by approximate percentage. An additional sample migration chart that’s provided will help you better understand how your ancestors traveled around the world over time.

Recently, Ancestry has rolled out new upgrades to its ethnicity estimates, including a handful of extra regions to its analysis that gives users even more detail into their background. For example, instead of categorizing your ethnicity as being from “Scandinavia,” your results might now show Norway or Sweden. It’s this new granularity that makes the kits even more exciting to use.

Ancestry also has a section on its site called DNA Matches that allows users to compare their DNA results with others who have similar results. These profiles will be ranked in proximity to a user’s family tree so they can discover distant relatives.

If you want to learn more about DNA kits, make sure to read our full AncestryDNA® review or our guide to our favorite DNA testing kits. For more great Ancestry deals, check out CNN Coupons.

Disclaimer: The tests offered by AncestryHealth® are physician-ordered and are not diagnostic. The tests are not reviewed or approved by the FDA and are not available in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Guam. See Ancestry.com for additional details.