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Ancestry.com & 23 & Me can sell your DNA to 3rd parties (although your name is not attached to your DNA...."anonymous") BUT Family Tree DNA makes a PROMISE to NEVER sell or share it even anonymously. When you die & if you have not given a family member your kit # & password to log into your account (I'm giving it to m… see more Ancestry.com & 23 & Me can sell your DNA to 3rd parties (although your name is not attached to your DNA...."anonymous") BUT Family Tree DNA makes a PROMISE to NEVER sell or share it even anonymously. When you die & if you have not given a family member your kit # & password to log into your account (I'm giving it to my 3 sisters) or if you do not have a "beneficiary" with a GOOD contact email & phone # then they will "own" your DNA at that point at least for 25 years after you submitted your DNA but I don't know if they can still keep your RAW DATA & what they do with it then...maybe research of some kind with geneaology stuff like surnames? I think after a person dies ....ALL the companies have rights of some kind to your DNA or data or both? see less Ancestry.com & 23 & Me can sell your DNA to 3rd parties (although your name is not attached to your DNA...."anonymous") BUT Family Tree DNA makes a PROMISE to NEVER sell or share it even anonymously. When you die & if you have not given a family member your kit # & password to log into your account (I'm giving it to my 3 sisters) or if you do not have a "beneficiary" with a GOOD contact email & phone # then they will "own" your DNA at that point at least for 25 years after you submitted your DNA but I don't know if they can still keep your RAW DATA & what they do with it then...maybe research of some kind with geneaology stuff like surnames? I think after a person dies ....ALL the companies have rights of some kind to your DNA or data or both?
AthenaTwin
· July 16, 2018
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Yes
Utopian Dreamer
· May 6, 2017
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It DEPENDS on how you set your privacy settings. You can select PRIVATE, immediate & close relatives or distant relatives or ALL relatives. So like another person said you can also just use initials instead of your full name if you want too.
Lara
· July 18, 2018
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yes, this includes both the test kit and lab work for the standard test.
steve
· June 12, 2017
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No, each kit can only be used by one person.
Angelia
· June 3, 2017
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Yes - it is NOT a saliva test. I spoke with the Family Tree DNA agent this morning (08-22-2017).
Mary Francis
· August 22, 2017
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Kits are the same...Amazon lists as Family Tree DNA Genetic Ancestry Kit and Family Tree website is calling the kit Family Finder...in smaller print they list Family Tree DNA. Hope this helps, it is confusing. As of today, they are being sold for $49.00...great price!! Amazon offers free prime shipping; website
is $4… see more
Kits are the same...Amazon lists as Family Tree DNA Genetic Ancestry Kit and Family Tree website is calling the kit Family Finder...in smaller print they list Family Tree DNA. Hope this helps, it is confusing. As of today, they are being sold for $49.00...great price!! Amazon offers free prime shipping; website
is $4.95 for shipping. Enjoy. see less
Kits are the same...Amazon lists as Family Tree DNA Genetic Ancestry Kit and Family Tree website is calling the kit Family Finder...in smaller print they list Family Tree DNA. Hope this helps, it is confusing. As of today, they are being sold for $49.00...great price!! Amazon offers free prime shipping; website
is $4.95 for shipping. Enjoy.

Diane Plowman
· November 25, 2017
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7/18/18 I sent my mother's DNA kit in & it took about 10 days for them to receive it on June 30th. I tracked it through the USPS (MAKE SURE YOU DROP OFF KIT IN PERSON AT USPS & HAVE THEM SCAN IT & DON'T LOSE THE RECEIPT!) Then after they started processing her DNA her dashboard said the estimated time to receive res… see more 7/18/18 I sent my mother's DNA kit in & it took about 10 days for them to receive it on June 30th. I tracked it through the USPS (MAKE SURE YOU DROP OFF KIT IN PERSON AT USPS & HAVE THEM SCAN IT & DON'T LOSE THE RECEIPT!) Then after they started processing her DNA her dashboard said the estimated time to receive results was July 30th-Aug 8th or something BUT her results came in on the 15th (earlier than expected!) YAY! I talked to customer service & they said they always say 4-8 weeks but that it depends on how busy the lab is so my mom recieved her results in 2 weeks after they received the kit! waiting on several more family members kits I sent a week after my mothers. I'm so excited! see less 7/18/18 I sent my mother's DNA kit in & it took about 10 days for them to receive it on June 30th. I tracked it through the USPS (MAKE SURE YOU DROP OFF KIT IN PERSON AT USPS & HAVE THEM SCAN IT & DON'T LOSE THE RECEIPT!) Then after they started processing her DNA her dashboard said the estimated time to receive results was July 30th-Aug 8th or something BUT her results came in on the 15th (earlier than expected!) YAY! I talked to customer service & they said they always say 4-8 weeks but that it depends on how busy the lab is so my mom recieved her results in 2 weeks after they received the kit! waiting on several more family members kits I sent a week after my mothers. I'm so excited!
Lara
· July 19, 2018
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Not this test. However FamilyTree DNA does offer another testing product that does test yDNA
Kate Nyden
· July 6, 2017
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I had 8 percent Jewish ancestry when I first took the test, but then my results were updated recently and showed zero percent which was strange.. They did, however add a number of interesting trace regions in my results when they were uodated which were not there before.
Amazon Customer
· October 27, 2017