How To Activate a Ancestry DNA Kit

How To Activate a Ancestry DNA Kit

What is Ancestry DNA Kit?

AncestryDNA is a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing service that provides customers with information on the geographic origins of their ancestors and helps to identify possible relatives. I found the record database to be robust, allowing me to discover new-to-me information about my heritage.

How To Activate a Ancestry DNA Kit

If you’re signed in to your account, click Yes. If you’re not signed in, click No, then Sign in to activate your DNA kit. Then, click Next. Enter your activation code and click Next.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate a DNA kit purchased for someone else?

Enter the activation code which you can find on the side of both vials or on the back of the kit package that was given to your family member. Note: make sure you enter the activation code that was given to the family member whose DNA will be tested.

How do I turn on DNA matches on Ancestry?

From the app

  1. In the top left corner, tap your initials or profile picture.
  2. Under Manage DNA test, tap the name of the DNA test or tap Switch test to select a different test.
  3. Under Visibility and sharing, tap DNA matches.
  4. Choose On or Off and then tap Save.

How do I activate my heritage DNA kit?

How can I activate my DNA kit from the MyHeritage app?

  1. Open the MyHeritage app on your mobile device​​​​​​​​​​
  2. Tap the icon on the upper left corner of the screen to open the menu.​​​​​​​​​​
  3. Tap the small arrow on the right side of ‘DNA’ to open the DNA menu, then tap ‘Activate DNA kit’:

How do I set up Ancestry?

From any page on Ancestry, click the Trees tab and select Start a New Tree (if this is your first tree) or Create & Manage Trees > Create a new tree. Click Add Yourself or Add home person. Enter information and click Save or Continue. Click Add Father or Add Mother, enter their information, and click Save.

Why won t my AncestryDNA kit activate?

Make sure you don’t have the number “5” entered as the letter “S,” for example. If your activation code doesn’t have 15 characters, make sure your DNA test is from Ancestry, not another company. Make sure you’re entering only the year, not the day or month. Entering the day or month first can cause this message.

What happens if I forgot to activate my AncestryDNA kit?

Sent in sample but forgot to activate kit

If you no longer have the activation code, you’ll need a free replacement kit.

When should I activate my AncestryDNA kit?

Kits can be activated before or after a sample is mailed. Each adult who takes the test needs their own account. Except for with minor children, only one DNA kit can be activated per account. You can also invite someone else to activate their kit or activate your child’s kit.

Can I give my ancestry DNA kit to someone else?

AncestryDNA kits can be gifted. The person who purchases a test does not need to be the person who takes it. You can have a kit sent to you and give it to someone else, or send it straight to someone else.

How to use Ancestry without paying?

A registered guest account is a free Ancestry® account. If you’ve never had a membership or your membership has ended, you have a registered guest account. Because registered guest accounts are free, there’s no need to cancel them; you will never be billed for a free registered guest account.

Where is my AncestryDNA kit?

If you purchased a DNA kit, you’ll receive an email containing UPS tracking information when the kit ships. This information will also be available on your DNA homepage. To see the status of your submitted sample, see AncestryDNA® Kit Status.