We have great news today!
Indeed, at 23andMe, I’ve been transitioned to the new experience and all of my former unanswered contact requests now have replies, with ancestor information, and pedigree charts. I guess my years of patience finally paid off!
Over at Ancestry.com, there are no private or locked trees anymore in my DNA match list, all of my Circles have returned, as well as my NADs and I’ve suddenly discovered that my bad NADs aren’t bad NADs after all, but real ancestors. Wow. Maybe I’m going to have to rescind all those bad things I said about NADs.
In my excitement, I nearly forgot to mention that Ancestry overnight added a chromosome browser for us, as a gift, and restored the Y, mitochondrial and Sorenson data bases. Talk about responsive to customer feedback. I am so impressed!
And at Family Tree DNA, not only do they have a new tree, all of my matches in an apparent fit of mass inspiration have uploaded their GEDCOM files! WooHoooo!!!
After that, I discovered that both Ancestry and 23andMe have stopped selling our DNA out the back door without a separate, understandable, plain English authorization. They apologized as well. I feel a lot better about their business practices relative to DNA now!
Last but not least, 23andMe reduced their price back to the industry standard $99 and reverted to their previous genealogy tools and health reports. A win-win-win for sure.
Then, I noticed, on Facebook, that everyone was being nice, civil and no one was being hateful or strong-arming anyone else. Wha….????
About that time, I woke up and remembered what day it is, April 1.
Happy April Fools’ Day.
It was a great dream while it lasted!