How do I send my ancestry DNA results?

Select “Your DNA Results Summary.” From your DNA homepage, click “Settings” in the top-right corner. In the DNA Ethnicity and Matches section, click “Change,” then click “Add a person.” Enter their email address or Ancestry username and click “Send Invitation.”

How do I email Ancestry DNA?

To Ancestry® for processing

After collecting your saliva sample, put the collection bag in the return mailer and place the mailer in a USPS mailbox. Return postage (as well as other shipping related to the provision of the DNA testing service) was included in the original cost, so just seal the box and send it back.

How do I submit my Ancestry DNA sample?

Do NOT eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your saliva sample.

  1. Fill the tube with saliva to the black wavy line. …
  2. Replace the funnel with the cap. …
  3. Tighten to release stabilizing fluid. …
  4. Shake the tube for at least five seconds. …
  5. Place the tube in the collection bag. …
  6. Mail in your sample.

How do I find my Ancestry DNA kit number?

What is my kit number?

  1. Go to the Forgot Your Password page.
  2. Scroll down to the Forgot Your Kit Number or Username section.
  3. In the Email Address field, enter your email address.
  4. Click the GET KIT # OR USERNAME button.
  5. Check your email account for a message. You may need to check your spam filter.
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Do I have to share my DNA results on Ancestry?

No; in order to see people who match with you, you need to allow others to see you. What happens when I choose not to be listed to my matches? If you become unlisted after receiving your results, your list of DNA matches will disappear until you become listed again.

Why do AncestryDNA tests fail?

Why do DNA tests for the elderly sometimes fail? There are two main reasons that the “saliva in a tube” tests sometimes don’t work well for our older family members: As we age, we sometimes begin to produce less saliva, and our cells which contain the DNA needed for the test are floating around in our saliva.

Do you have to brush your teeth before AncestryDNA?

When collecting your sample, follow these guidelines: Brush your teeth and/or use mouthwash. Don’t eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum or tobacco for 30 minutes after brushing your teeth and before providing your saliva sample.

Do AncestryDNA results expire?

DNA kits do not expire. You do not need an Ancestry membership in order to receive your DNA results. If you’re giving AncestryDNA® as a gift, see Gifting a DNA Kit.

Can you activate two DNA kits Ancestry?

Each adult who takes the test must activate it on their own Ancestry account. With the exception of tests for minor children, only one DNA kit may be activated on one account. To invite another adult to activate their kit, see our article about helping another adult activate an AncestryDNA kit.

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Is it OK to drink water before AncestryDNA test?

Do not eat, drink (even water), smoke or chew gum 30 minutes prior to providing your sample! If we are unable to analyze your first sample, you will be provided with a free replacement kit!

What happens if you forget to activate ancestry DNA kit?

The activation code is what connects a DNA test to an Ancestry account. If a test wasn’t activated and the code is permanently gone, we’ll need to send you another test. Contact us to request a free replacement kit. Even if you sent in your sample a while ago, you can still activate your kit.

How do I get my old ancestry DNA results?

Downloading your previous version

  1. Go to your DNA homepage.
  2. Click Discover Your DNA Story.
  3. At the bottom of your ethnicity estimate, click the updated date.
  4. In the text that appears, click the Ethnicity Updates link. …
  5. Near the top of the panel, click the View previous estimate link.
  6. Click Click here to download as PDF.
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