If you ever tested at GeneTree, then this message affects you. I received the following information from GeneTree about the DNA records of their clients. They recently sold their assets to Ancestry.com. So if you tested there, you may want to download your records while you still can.
Dear GeneTree Customer,
You may have recently heard the exciting news that GeneTree has been acquired by AncestryDNA™ ( http://corporate.ancestry.com/press/press-releases/2012/05/ancestry.com-dna-launches/ ). As we redirect our efforts to the integration with AncestryDNA it will be necessary to discontinue the GeneTree.com website. However, as a valued GeneTree customer, you will be able to access GeneTree.com through the rest of this year, until January 1, 2013. Following this date, access to your account will no longer be available through the GeneTree site, so we recommend that you download your DNA results and pedigree data while the site is still available.
If you’d like to learn more about how to download and continue using your information and family tree outside of GeneTree, see click here To help answer some frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQs. We greatly appreciate you being a part of GeneTree and hope that you continue with your genetic genealogy and family history research.
Sincerely, The GeneTree Team
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Roberta, will our scans now be found at Ancestry.com?
We don’t know yet. That’s a question that has been asked, but not answered.
Here’s the press release: http://corporate.ancestry.com/press/press-releases/view/?id=285
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I’m a little late learning about all the buy outs etc. My mother had DNA tests done by GeneTree in 2006. I didn’t know what I was doing but I did copy her DNA sequences on paper and also the page that said “Genotypes”. I didn’t download all that to my computer, I just made paper copies. Will this info. be of any use to me? I know next to nothing about DNA but am trying to learn. Last year she was also tested by Ancestry.com. I read that we should have downloaded GeneTree info. to Ancestry.com by Jan. 2013 but now it’s to late.
Yes, it’s too late. I would suggest you simply have your mother retest at Family Tree DNA. I think entry level is $49 now.
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It should be interesing to note that my autosomal DNA as per Genetree dna was 73% European and 27% Native American. I just had my DNA done at 23andMe, which showed that I was 100% European and absolutely no Native American at all. So, which one is not accurate?
23and Me would be more accurate. You can test elsewhere or upload your results to Family Tree DNA or GedMatch and use their ethnicity calculators.
Do I need to have Myrna tested all over again if I did not contact Ancestry?
I got limited info from geneT would like to know more!
Yes, you do. The link to Family Tree DNA is in the sidebar.
There is no sidebar in this message or link.
Go to the main blog page at http://www.dna-explained.com and there is a sidebar link. On a phone it may be at the bottom. Here it is. https://www.familytreedna.com/?idev_id=336&utm_source=336&utm_medium=affiliate
Not sure if this site is still being monitored. I am going through some old genealogy papers of my grandmother and it looks like she did a dna test with Genetree back in 2008. I only have a paper that shows her user name when the account was set up, a SMGF order number with a note that she would be contacted when they determined the status of your SMGF profile. Then I found a paper with the website https://www.genetree.com/people/182824/dna/profile. That site doesn’t pull up anything can this information be gathered anyplace else? My grandmother died in 2011 at the age of 102. We are at a dead end on her fathers line and hoped this DNA might help us. Thanks in advance for any assistance
GeneTree has been defunct for many years now. I’m sorry. Ancestry bought SMGF and then obsoleted the product and removed the database.
I was tested June 4, 2002. Just found that Ancestry bought SMGF. do I have to get retested
Yes, you do. You can purchase either a Y or mtDNA test at Family Tree DNA at this link: https://bit.ly/2A3vnmf
So all the dna that genetree had is gone?
Makes no sense. Why would ancestry buy genetree to destroy all the dna?
Yes, it’s gone.