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Ancestry.com boasts the biggest name recognitions in the family history field. This company, with headquarters in Utah and offices worldwide, has been the leader in delivering cutting-edge products to its subscribers since 1983. The early days of Ancestry were spent as a publishing company specializing in publishing family histories and magazines. In 1996, the digitization and online publishing of records began and Ancestry.com became a leader in digital records available for genealogical purposes.
Ancestry.com is perhaps the biggest name in genealogy work and for good reason. Some highlights include:
Ancestry.com is expensive and their pricing may be out of reach for some. The most comprehensive membership option has a hefty price tag of $199/annually.
Pages can be slow to load, depending on the traffic on the site. Additionally, there are regular late-night upgrades to the service which make the site inaccessible at those times. (The times and dates for updates are published on the site as a bar across the top of pages.)
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I was really excited to actually try and use this to find what my family is but to be honest they make you think it’s all for free but then once you sign up for everything they ask you to pay so I was really upset!
Ancestry helped me track my genealogy in just a few steps. It was super helpful and had a lot of information that I didn’t know about my ancestors.
My family and I have loved using ancestry.com together to find our family and learn more about our genealogy! It's an amazing site that is simple to use and effective in finding people!
Ancestry.com is the best place for finding out more about your family history! It is very easy, simple and user friendly too!
Ancestry helped me find not only who my ancestors were, but where they came from and where they died. It also showed me pictures of them and their tombstones. Ancestry let me know what my genealogy was to the smallest percentage.
Ancestry.com has completely changed my life. My mom and I were interested to see where we came from, and with a little research we found out some incredible things about our family. The program is easy to use and so much fun!
My family loves ancestry. We've been using them for years. It's helped us locate other long distance members of our family. I also did the DNA kit and it was so interesting to see where I originate from.
Poor shipment delivery service. Purchased two DNA kits from Ancestry.com who uses UPS to pickup and deliver shipment to destination city. At destination city, UPS transfers the shipment to USPS for home delivery. That logistical hand-off proves to be inefficient and can add days to final delivery time. As for my shipment, UPS delivered it to the correct city but the wrong post office location. Instead of transferring the shipment to the correct local post office for delivery, USPS forwarded the shipment to another city 200 miles away for a delivery date 3 days later! Yes, USPS shipped it 200 miles away, to ship it back 200 miles for delivery. Genius! When I called Ancestry.com the customer service rep told me that this was a USPS issue, not Ancestry.com. I purchased the DNA kit from Ancestry.com, who selected this UPS/USPS tandem for its delivery option. So, yes, this IS an Ancestry.com issue. So, please lower your standards and expectations for shipment delivery from Ancestry.com/UPS/USPS. I would suggest exploring 23 & Me who may have a better shipment and delivery process. P.S. I asked the customer service rep if by chance my order does not arrive within the delivery window outlined by Ancestry.com could I cancel my order for a refund. She said, yes, but there would be a $25 restock fee. What? As the customer I have to pay a fee for Ancestry.com's/UPS/USPS mistake and poor logistics model? In good faith, I cannot recommend Ancestry.com to a friend based on its poor delivery and customer service (deflection of the problem onto USPS).
I have had such a good experience on ancestry.com. I love that they send you little packets to get your dna and then you can find out exactly your heritage. So fun to spend a lot of time on.
I have been able to find out a lot about my genealogy through them. I typically recommenced them to friends for genealogy and I've had a good experience.
Each of Ancestry's very late reply's starts out "our apology" unbelievably it goes down hill from there three months Five broken promises to fix, expedite and get me a report- still noting but apologies and more broken promises! "the sample was not usable" "we forgot to send you a replacement" "we will expedite and rush your report" [days after promised date and still nothing] Horrible- go else where
I got my mom a six-month ancestry membership for her birthday, and since then her and I have been addicted to tracing back our family tree and see as far back as it goes. It’s really cool to see where my family is come from, and this was well worth it!
I first signed up for ancestry because I was adopted and wanted to learn a little bit more about myself. I ended up finding extending family and information from my adopted family. The family tree feature has been SO MUCH FUN to use.
had my dna tested and was was surprised to see 64% of my dna came from great britain . now you have changed it to 10% GB. THIS IS SO CALLED DNA. this is too big of a flip flop to take. don't believe a thing you say. arlan kickbush
Ancestry is REALLY cool, just because of the built in family tree tool. I literally traced my father's side back generations in the span of a day. The documents, the birth records - it's all fascinating, especially from a history standpoint.
Ancestry has been very helpful in filling gaps in my family tree. I appreciate the many documents that I can access through ancestry. I find the site easy to understand and navigate.
fairly nice way to find your ancestors. i got a little confused with the lay but i ended up understanding and finding my family has never been easier.
The DNA kits are a wonderful gift. I purchased them for my entire family. It was educational as well as a fun family event. Our results were surprising as well.
I use Ancestry to store my family genealogy research. I love the ease of navigating the website, and the different ways that my family tree can be formatted.
It has a really nice feature where it lets you look at other people's family trees, which is very helpful when I do my family history.
Ancestry.com is a great service. It helps you find your relatives and people who you never even knew existed. I would highly suggest trying it out. It's easy to use and you're sure to love it so give it a try.
Ancestry is a great company for genealogy. Their platform is friendly and easy to use. I have worked on and viewed my family tree a few times. I also like their genetic testing and just sent off a package to see where family origins are from.
Great product. I use Family Search for my family tree, but we used these guys for a DNA test. It basically confirmed what we already knew which was nice.
I have visited Ancestry.com many times and always found them easy to access, full of valuable information and always available. I highly recommend them!
This service has connected my family with so many more family members who we were not even aware of. I recommend this service to anyone looking to be more connected with their family members and their heritage.
Love Ancestry! Great way to learn about my history and connect with my ancestors and relatives. Easy to do genealogy and see what other have done as well.
My sister and I did this and it was so cool to learn about our ancestry! There were so many things we did not know and I was amazed how much information they were able to send! If you haven't done this yet, I highly recommend it!
Ancestry.com has a well organized website. They have setup everything so that it is easy to access and update information about your ancestors. Very helpful site!
Ancestry.com may be a little bit confusing at first, but once you get a hang of it, you can do so much on it. It holds so much information about people's ancestors which can be very hard to find. It is also very well organized!
Such a grey oroduct and so many resources. It makes searching for my ancestors easy and joyful. Their DNA testing is fun and helps with research.
I’d recommend this website to anyone, easy and quick to use and very informational on my ancestors.
Ancestry has a lot of helpful third-party software that you can use to help find who is in your family!
They have a good website that can be navigated easily which is good for their demographic.
Ancestry is easy to use, provides a helpful service that everyone can use and can help you find your relatives. I would highly recommend if you are interested in family history.
We have access to Ancestry.com through our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is amazing and easy to use to research our ancestors. Love it
I've used Ancestry.com many times before and have always been impressed with their reservoir of information
I love being able to research and connect with my ancestors through Ancestry.com. They have so many amazing tools and resources all available at your fingertips.
I use Ancestry along with FamilySearch.org to do all my family history. Ancestry has a great collection of records and is always adding more. Also, I did the Ancestry DNA kit and I love having links to new relatives. I am still trying to put all the pieces together, but I am now in contact (messaging through Ancestry) with so many new relatives I never knew I had.
It has been so cool to be able to take DNA tests to see where my lineage comes from. And I can just do the test at home and send in the results so it makes it very beneficial for me.
Love this site. It is quite expensive but has many positives. You can create your own tree and control access to other people. It provides hints for more information and documentation. Invaluable if you are in to searching for ancestors.