AncestryDNA: How Does It Stack Up Against the Competition?

14 November 2017
by Ancestry

Genetic testing is generating increasing interest among people curious to learn more about their roots, to find out who they are.

One option, AncestryDNA, is the #1 selling consumer DNA test, with 5x more regions than other DNA tests*.

Here, top publications weigh how AncestryDNA compares to some other tests.


The leading technology news outlet TechCrunch published an article titled, “Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t,” concluding,

“[I]f you’re interested in the most comprehensive ancestry data, and you’re debating between Ancestry . . .  and 23andMe . . . I’d suggest going with Ancestry.”

Business Insider

Business Insider compared AncestryDNA to 23andMe, noting,

“[]If what you’re looking for is more information about where your family came from . . . this is the test to go for. “

PC Magazine

The computer guide PC Magazine summarized AncestryDNA’s pros as easy-to-understand results and numerous online resources, adding,

“AncestryDNA is an easy-to-use tool for exploring your background.”

Marie Claire UK

The international women’s magazine Marie Claire compared AncestryDNA to two of its competitors.

Marie Claire’s conclusion about AncestryDNA was,

“Not happy with just delivering you your genetic make-up, they also connect you with any of your DNA matches and DNA circles of people related to you who have also done it, in fact, one of our colleagues got contacted by a second degree cousin on the site.”

The Wirecutter

The New York Times-owned The Wirecutter named AncestryDNA as “the best DNA ancestry testing kit,” stating:

“After more than 80 hours of research and reporting, and evaluating results from a panel of testers representing every major population group, we think is the best DNA testing service for most people who are curious about their ethnic roots or are searching for contemporary relatives.”

Based on these leading publications, AncestryDNA has a number of compelling features which distinguish it from many of its competitors.

Uncover your ethnic mix with the #1 selling consumer DNA test today.



*5x more regions than MyHeritage, Nat Geo Geno 2.0, and Family Tree DNA. 2x more regions than 23andMe.