Posted by Jessica Latinović on February 23, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Have you been longing to connect with DNA cousins from your ancestral homeland whether that be in Eastern Europe or from one of the Nordic countries? You’re in luck!

AncestryDNA has been available in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada. Today we are pleased to announce AncestryDNA is now available for purchase in 29 additional countries, from Asia to Europe:

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  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City

AncestryDNA kit prices and shipping will vary by country.  Learn more about AncestryDNA here.

Still on the fence on DNA testing and its place in genealogical research? In this video, professional genealogist Crista Cowan shows how DNA can help you bust through those research bricks walls. Tune in below:

 

Jessica Latinović

Jessica serves as U.S. Social Media Manager for Ancestry.

75 Comments

  1. john

    Why is Germany not on the list? Germany should be a priority considering how many American citizens have German ancestors.

  2. Steve

    Where is the option to order this to another country? I tried to order a test and shipping address still only let me choose USA.

  3. Bonnie

    So we are now able to see DNA matches to people in other countries? Excellent! Will there be something in the match that tells us when a person is in another country? How about translation services?

  4. Karen Brickey

    These are all great ideas on breaking through brick walls. But you are still groping in the dark until you have a chromosome browser. You cannot do DNA genealogy with out the correct tools.

  5. Doug

    Oops! Ancestry is in those places–not necessarily Ancestry DNA. If not, probably due to local privacy regulations, which are much stricter in Europe than in UK. However, I know that FTDNA works in the UK.

  6. Tina

    I think the list is meant to only cover the 29 new countries it’s become available in, not all the countries it’s available in. For example USA isn’t there and nor is NZ where I live and where I have successfully tested. That last sentence just isn’t written very well as it suggests the list is comprehensive when it’s only covering the newly covered countries.

    • Kristie Wells

      We appreciate the comments about the wording in the post and have edited it to note that these 29 countries are in addition to the countries where AncestryDNA was already available: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

    • Kristie Wells

      @Dee: Unfortunately, we do not have any news on France as of yet. We would love to have AncestryDNA available globally, and the team is working to expand our coverage as we can.

  7. john

    Please read the title of the blog post more carefully. This is a list of * New * countries where ancestry DNA will now be available and not a complete list where ancestry DNA testing is currently available.

  8. Stephanie

    Since there seems to be confusion, in addition to this list of new countries, AncestryDNA is available for purchase in the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. You can look back through older blog entries to confirm this. Hope this helps!

  9. Gaye Tannenbaum

    No good deed goes unpunished, right?

    Does anyone complaining about “their” country not being on the list actually understand what is involved selling a product in another country?

    Yes, I’m waiting for Germany and Israel and I have many friends waiting for Latin American countries.

  10. Glad to see all the countries listed. Hoping that they expand to the Caribbean and South America. There are many in the Caribbean who are interested in testing but the test isn’t available at the moment. Thanks for expanding the service to other countries. This will definitely help many in their research.

  11. Robert

    This is great news! Now, just add a chromosome browser and you will be seriously competing with the “other two.”

  12. calyx

    Keep hawking that DNA! That’s all it’s about now, right? I could not care less. I started my family research project in 1997. What I CARE about is who they were, where they went, and what they did. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT CELLULAR BIOLOGY.

  13. I noticed a few people asking about Ireland. for those who don’t know Northern Ireland is part of the UK, where as Southern Ireland is called The Republic of Ireland. Records or DNA tests from Southern Ireland should not be considered from the UK. So I will now ask are you selling or going to be selling DNA tests for The Republic of Ireland.

    • Kristie Wells

      @Mary-Ellen, Jonna, LS and others: We are currently selling in the Republic of Ireland as well as Northern Ireland, and we have noted that on the post accordingly.

  14. Sam Leonard

    What is Ancestry offering to those that what to have their genealogy files remain online after death?
    Sort of like perpetual care?

  15. Bob Jerkins

    Funny how there countries listed in the African continent or the Caribbean perimeter. Our history is still being ignored after years of persecution.

  16. Laila

    If I order a test to the US, it is 99 usd. If I order a test to Europe, it is 135 euro. This is a HUGE difference in price, why is that so? (

  17. Nicole

    Ancestry DNA is not very useful. The best thing to do is use them for their cheap autosomal test, then export your results and upload them to other sides – GEDMatch and FTDNA where you will find more accurate matches from all over the world, and people who are more willing to collaborate with you. Until Ancestry DNA upgrades their testing they will remain inferior these other sites.

  18. Kathy

    This is EXCITING!!! I have a “maybe-cousin” who lives in Hungary. She somehow found me on the Internet. We share a very uncommon Hungarian surname and we assume we must be related, but we just cannot find any proof that my great-grandfather belongs to that family. Maybe now we can absolutely prove a relationship between us! Wow! I really am thrilled!

    How much will the test cost in Hungary? And if my maybe-cousin orders the test, can I be the administer if she sends me the activation code? She doesn’t have an Ancestry account.

  19. CH

    To Sam Leonard: As far as I know, if a person is deceased and had/has a tree on Ancestry, it just stays there. I’m an editor of a friend’s tree and I haven’t done much with it except occasionally. I don’t have his password so I can’t delete it but I can edit people, save records and maintain it.

    I don’t think he planned what to do with it. His wife doesn’t know his password and she isn’t interested in working on it.

    So I’m the only one to do anything with it and I really didn’t choose this but I will do a little here and there.

    So plan ahead.

  20. This is really great! As you are considering future improvements to your services, consider that the is a significant percentage of the U.S. population who have African ancestry and who are likely related to people in the Caribbean and South America. I purchase kits in the U.S., ship them to Ghana for use, then have them mailed to AncestryDNA for processing. There is market potential for making your products directly available in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.

  21. Paul Ó Duḃṫaiġ

    Folks, they sell in Ireland, I know cause I’m based in Dublin and did test last autumn.

    -Paul

  22. Mary

    Most of my family’s ancestors came from Germany and France, so doing the DNA test wouldn’t do me much good until it is available in these countries.

  23. myriam

    I was not happy to see that France is not on of the countries that is doing the DNA, I have cousin that want to do these test so we can find the women in our family, I can go back to 1510 but only with the men. This sucks.

  24. Sebastian

    Deutschland ist nicht dabei mit über 80 Mio. Einwohner. Das ist kaum zu verstehen. Wann können die Ahnenforscher hier ihren Test bestellen?

    • Kristie Wells

      @Sebastian, John and Karen: We would love to have AncestryDNA available globally. As someone who has ancestry tracing to France and Germany, I too, anxiously await news.

  25. john

    Sebatian’s comment translated to English – Germany is not present with over 80 million inhabitants. This is hard to understand. When can we order the genealogy test here?

  26. Thank-you Paul from Dublin, Ireland for clearing up the DNA availability in Southern Ireland. My mother was Irish and this part of my tree has been really difficult to trace, which is why I did a DNA test and hopefully I will get some matches.

  27. Karen

    Sebastian and John, I am as curious as you. My father had a son born in the early 50’s, it could be because of German Laws. I was told if a child was abandoned by a US Solider, and that child finds the father years later, they can claim all assets of that biological parent. Not sure how true that is, but it could be one of the reasons why it’s not open.

  28. Monika

    @Karen – Acquaint yourself with the Hague Treaty that was signed by the United States in 2007. It has not been ratified yet, but it reads that the USA agreed to a Treaty that permits the laws of a foreign country to supersede the laws that exist in the United States. I am involved in a situation involving this treaty myself right now. There are many interesting laws in European countries that we do not have here in the USA. You might also want to contact the German Embassy and find out whether this is true. They would know.

  29. Margaret

    Will it be in Italy? My biggest walls are there – was hoping some connection from DNA with Italian branch.

  30. Mary

    I can’t wait for it to be available in Germany! My mom and her siblings are immigrants from Germany, so we haven’t been able to find many connections through their DNA. They have cousins in Germany still, as well as an uncle. And my mom never met her biological father – but he had another family too; he most certainly passed on many years ago, but my mom wants desperately to know if she has any other siblings. I don’t think we’ll ever know unless we get Germany to start sending in their spit!

  31. Eralia

    While I do wonder why Germany isn’t on the list, I also wonder why Spain isn’t on the list either. I want to learn more about my ancestors on the other side of the world as well as hoping that someday the Native American database will be updated and give us more info. Though I am glad DNA testing is expanding to other countries as maybe I can find more cousins and learn even more about my ancestry!

  32. Marina

    This is wonderful!!! I’m from Russia and I have DNA from Eastern Europe to Finland. Mabe I might find some family members who are more closer to me.

  33. europeanginger

    I think what bothers me most is that I am an American in France so I don’t have access to the kit even though I feel as an American I should be entitled. But I guess I sorta understand. I gave birth here in France 18 years ago to my daughter.. went back to live in the US for 3 years and have been living here ever since for the past 15 consecutive years. It would be great to have the kit available in France just so I can connect the dots with my American family.. many who have already had it done. I was told on the phone that a family member can order one for me and ship it to me on themselves but Ancestry cannot so I do hope that this is at least true. It would be nice to have some official word on it. Thanks.

  34. Martin

    Both The Irish Republic and Germany have strict Data Protection Laws Possible they don’t permit DNA samples to be exported beyond their borders, same might apply in France.

  35. Joyce

    I’d like to see Italy on the list also! Very few Italian records are on line…It cost me over $2000 to pay an Italian researcher to delve back into my family as there is very little indexed for searching although FHL is working in it–It would be nice to be able to see DNA tests from Italy!

    You hit a LOT of brick walls with records there since govt records only started in the early 1800’s and it is difficult to get church records from the smaller towns!

  36. Cathy

    This list is the 29 countries that have been added … in addition to United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada where AncestryDNA was already available.

  37. Richard

    I saw the same question asked, but not answered. I too have the same issue that if I try to order a new kit (to send to a new country), by default it shows my shipping address, but if I try to change – my only option is the US. So if available in another country…how I can I order and send to potential relative?

  38. Sindi

    All those in Germany who might find it interesting for us to share a bit on South African DNA relations, let me know, some discoveries of German Origins of most South Africans, will leave you astonished, email me sindiswa.linoyolo@gmail.com for further chat.

  39. Glad to hear that you are selling in Ireland. According to my DNA test I have some Irish ancestry – and with the destruction of the public records office in Dublin in 1922 there aren’t so many written records to go off so DNA is one of the few other options for finding out more about that side of my family.

  40. Estimated 10,000 to 50,000 illegitimate children of American fathers in Philippines. Most can find their fathers only through DNA testing. It’s important that you add the Philippines, Thailand, Japan and some day Vietnam to help kids find their fathers. You should be everywhere FTDNA is.

  41. Pat

    Why for goodness sake,isn’t Australia listed.We are the country of full of people from the World

  42. Sharon

    Suggestion for DNA circles. Within the circle it would be great if there were some way to message within that circle. Collaborating with others sharing the same ancestors. For instance…where do some people in this tree find an extra child etc. just St a thought

  43. Kalani

    If ever you open this up to Southeast Asians, be sure to actually create a SOUTHEAST ASIAN category. As it is now, a lot of them are confused thinking that they are Polynesian and I get tired of explaining what and why. At least year’s JAMBOREE, the reps in the Ancestry booth couldn’t even explain why that was, although I knew the answer.

  44. DLB

    Is there an answer to Millie_d question about The African countries ? I’d like to see these countries also.

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