Waste of time 1/5
So far I just notified that my 2nd test can’t be finished. Now they want me to waste my time doing it again. 1 brother/1 sister and my daughter have done it and none of the backgrounds match. Total joke
With the level of data you have I was really expecting/hoping for more integration of the app to other social media platforms to connect more family easily and quickly,...and a social media app itself. I know that I can send people a message, but that seems about it, although I’m just now looking at the family tree aspects so maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised there.
Thanks, Erik Shelton 937-329-0032
I enjoyed getting my results but I have trouble getting out of maps and back to original screen. Had to close out doe a while.
Ayy I guess I got potato blood in me veins.
User Unfriendly 3/5
I don’t like the current updated version. It is not user friendly. What was once at my fingertips is now harder to find. The enemy of good is always better.
too general 3/5
By ID queen
way too general information
If you are American the app might be a good idea, for me it was too general, didn’t learn what i was looking for.
By L8dy K
I downloaded the app prior to sending in my sample like the directions say to do but the app won’t let me create an account. It keeps saying something went wrong, try again later
I am so disappointed. I thought I might know about family. Distant family. Or even who my father might be. I’d be happy to know His nationality, I know nothing of him and this did not help me one bit
Glad to know my roots 3/5
It was exciting to trace my roots back to before my family came to the US. However I don’t want to be hounded by constant requests to pay for more services. I haven’t seen anything that is worth paying more money for yet. Also I feel like the website and app could use some improvements. It’s not as user friendly as I would like it to be. I’m sure that you guys could benefit from sending out a survey about improvements your customers would like to see and brainstorming ways to make your site/app more enticing. I do like the services that you offer with the basic package and dna test. I am giving 3* because I believe there are some definite opportunities for improvement.
Kind of ‘meh’ 3/5
It appears that you can’t send messages anymore on the app but only on the website you can. Would give it 5 stars but what is the point of getting the app if you can’t do ALL the features that are on the webpage?
The correct tool for every job. 5/5
By James R 99
An amazing tool to bring almost forgotten family stories to life. Even if they turn out to be distant cousins.
i took this test after my sister did and u johns matched her as my sister and gave her my heritage results before i received them. what the flip is up with that yo
Privacy Nonexistent 1/5
Company freely shares your information with governments and law enforcement. No way to customize notifications.
Found my biological family using AncestryDNA. 5/5
By Nickcola Marha
The turnaround time from when I sent in my sample to when it was processed was much quicker than I anticipated. Using the close matches, I reached out to one that showed as a first cousin and found my biological family. I cannot express how this has exceeded my expectations. Incredible.
Good but want more 5/5
The true lines is much more helpful than the circles. Can you still get to the circles? It would be nice to have a few more options available for categorizing cousins. Contacted, paternal, regions, etc
Love the process, keep it up!
Unable to search 1/5
App won’t search matches or allow comparison of shared matches. Useless as a mobile app.
Wow! This feels so revealing of an unknown truth about my identity.
It’s great 5/5
B. DUHE (doo-ay) 5/5
I AM SOOO TOTALLY “SHOCKED, AMAZED AND SURPRISED” !!!
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH !!!!!!!
Doesn’t make sence 1/5
Shows my niece is second cousin
Not a fan of the update. 5/5
Please bring back categories for matches as they were. It was much easier to locate matches prior to the new layout. I find myself not using the app and just going online on my iPad.
Also .... Please allow for messages on app.
New Features Great, NOT Homepage 5/5
I love this app, it helps me look through so much research on the go just about as easily as a desktop. I’m pleased and excited about the latest update to the new DNA Matches page- it looks very useful.
However I miss the utility of the old homepage, where so much was displayed like a dashboard. Now you have to click on a tab to see if there’s anything new or worth looking at, whereas before you both saw some useful data and saw updates as soon as you opened the app.
Can’t send messages on app 2/5
By Rachie rach <3
I really wish you could send and receive messages on the app!
Review of AncestryDNA 5/5
By almost found my tribe
Came out w surprises for German ethnic city must b on my real fathers side
4.4 update 5/5
I strongly dislike this update. The layout for my matches is no longer user friendly. Is there a way for me to go back a version?
Liked it before update 2/5
By uff da
Why are New matches in a random order rather than the most recent first in the new update?
Trait Access? 1/5
By That Guy!
I had a tab for trait access, said it was an additional fee of $9.99. I bought it, the tab disappeared and trait access is nowhere to be found.
No connection 3/5
I used to work, but now it’s spinning all the time without logging in.
2-23-19 update ruined it 3/5
Loved the Ancestry app before. The latest update ruined it for me. Previously I could scroll through my new matches seamlessly, as they posted, and separate as I wanted/needed and easily see the cm’s. The update took all that away. It’s clunky at best. Pretty disappointed at this time. I’ll update if they improve it.
wish it said more for the price 3/5
pretty expensive to tell me only generic facts...hope i eventually find some distant cousins as that’s why I got Ancestry in the first place
Not loading 3/5
By A random App Store user
Ever since I downloaded the app, it won’t load. I powered off my phone, still loading. Exited out of the app, still loading. Please help!
Money Grab- more than DNA 2/5
If you’re looking for anything more than just a general guess at your family lineage this service will be frustrating (at best). At worst, the greed based operation will be maddening.
My results show two regions (southeast and TN Valley) of settlement. No mention of Great Lakes settlement... which I know and have documented in my family tree (on their databases). In fact, I listed everyone all the way back to my 2nd great grandparents.
Now, I can get beyond the service missing the settlement region. I got really bothered after spending hours uploading segments of my family tree only to find that a monthly subscription is required to potentially see any information that others have uploaded. So, a second cousin (represented on my tree in this site) who has uploaded his information and made it public is not something that I can see/ share/ add to my tree? What’s worse is that this information may or may not even exist. Just toss another $70 into the mix and roll the dice (and it’s monthly- gift that keeps on giving).
I can hardly flip a page without being told that I need to upgrade. What’s more, this app doesn’t do much other than redirect to the website... and collect information via surveys. So, it’s mediocre.
Really though, at the end of the day, I have spent the money to have my DNA analyzed; results and information are mostly accurate. Unfortunately, outside of that, this information service is really a sophisticated money and information grab. I will be cutting my losses and choosing from one of the other services that will provide me more, better information and allow for a more open and natural exchange.
Kurt Fowler 5/5
Very cool to see these results! Can’t wait to discover more!!
Mind Blowing! 5/5
I am really enjoying this app! There’s still so much to learn
Not much help 1/5
Thought this would give a better breakdown. Like maternal/ paternal. It seems to give probables. When it shows % it lumps it all together. So there’s a list 200 people and it says “could be”.
V4.4 Ruined New Matches 1/5
I’ve been starring my new 4th cousins or closer matches so that I could later review them and their matches on my computer in an extended use of The Leed’s Method.
Version 4.4 made the previously useful listing of New Matches useless when it turned them into a bunch of seemingly unorganized bulky icons.
I understand the app wasn’t designed for me, but please give people options on how they’d prefer to see information.
Who am I? 5/5
Thank you for this service. I’m very grateful.
Ancestry DNA 5/5
Ancestry DNA is much more practical than 23andME DNA because AncestryDNA has such a massive data base with names and a a vast storehouse of knowledge already attached to those names through traditional genealogy methods over the years. 23andME seems to rely more on knowledge that starts with genetic descriptions that they find and tying them to ancient lines of DNA already known and then following these strains forward to show broad ancestral movements forward.
That is just MY impression though. I am certainly no geneticist OR genealogist!
Where did my Name come from? 5/5
I would just say that Ancestry.com, is better than expected! Thanks-
Very disappointed 1/5
I’m so disappointed, I can’t believe I have to pay more to find out my full results. Total utter bollocks
Lenor Penferd 5/5
This really surprised me ! I’m glad I took
Love it! 5/5
Love it! Found cousins I didn’t even know about
Survey Glitch 1/5
I get a notification saying I have an unfinished survey ready for me to complete. I click on the notification and the app launches, and the Ancestry loading icon just spins and spins. Please fix this issue as it may be a bug and it is very annoying.
Don’t pay for “Traits” 4/5
I love ancestry DNA. But the traits thing is a complete rip off. Told me nothing of substance. Was wrong about basically everything. Don’t buy it, but I endorse ancestry dna otherwise.
DNA Results 5/5
I was so surprised by my results, I didn’t think it would be so extensive, however I am so I did the at my husbands urging and now more about my family makeup, which I will now be investigating even more with AncestryDNAs help!!
I have to say how impressed I am with this project! To find out where my ancestors were from is extraordinary! Some I knew for sure and some were a complete surprise! Thank you AncestryDNA for this chance to discover more about my family!
Somewhat interesting 3/5
I was excited to do this, and the results essentially mirror what I expected. Unfortunately, there are three overlapping maps and no explanation or percentage estimates for how my DNA matches to the different maps. It would be nice to know if my ancestry was 100% from the bigger map, 80% from the smaller map, etc. Sounds like others have received that kind of info. but I did not. Also, buyers should be aware that when you buy the kit and nothing else, all you get is basically a map or set of maps, and some basic Wikipedia- type info. that is generic to that particular region, which is fine, but I guess I was expecting something more.
Interestingly Lame 2/5
I was excited to purchase this app to learn more from my Ancestry DNA results. Ironically, none of the responses I gave matched what my DNA should have shown. Each item has a disclaimer stating that the genes can be different than what the science shows they should be. Really? And the purpose of this app is what exactly? Each item you answer the question they ask, eye color, hair color, does asparagus make your pee stink, do you have a cleft chin, etc. For every one (no exception) of my responses, and I know myself pretty well, the answer was that my response does not match the science. Example: I have brown hair but I should have dark hair. I have green eyes but I should have blue eyes, etc. Each item was a non-match! How’s that possible? Didn’t learn anything new about myself that I didn’t know before buying this app. Waste of $9.99 for me. I hope your experience is better than mine.
By Nan Na04
I’m not sure what, I was expecting, so I’m not sure if I’m disappointed. Haven’t really had time to dig into it.