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. In anticipation of Mother's Day, the popular at-home AncestryDNA® kit is on sale for $59, and the AncestryHealth® kit is down to just $99.
- AncestryDNA® kit ($59, originally $99; ancestry.com)
- AncestryHealth® kit ($99, originally $149; ancestry.com)
These Mother's Day deals last through May 10, and there's no code necessary to score the discount. Either would make the perfect Mother's Day gift for any mom curious about her heritage. 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 pre-paid return envelope, so you can easily send your DNA off to the lab for analysis. After around six to eight weeks, you'll be able to see your results through an online portal, which includes a genealogical map showing the breakdown of all the 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 and giving 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 their site called DNA Matches, which allows you to compare your DNA results with others who have similar results. These profiles will be ranked in proximity to your family tree, so you can discover distant relatives.
AncestryHealth® is not available in NY, NJ and RI.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.