My mom was an early adopter of ancestral tracking. She’s had a full-blown Ancestry.com account since 2006, which she used to regale us with stories about Great Great Great Grandma Pickle’s elopement and new facts about the Catholic vs. Quaker struggle in late 1800s New England. This year for Christmas, my brother decided to shake things up by getting her the 23andMe DNA kit. Questions she immediately asked: Is she betraying Ancestry.com by using this other magical hub of familial information? What's the difference between these two companies anyway? I decided to investigate.The two sites have much less in common than I was expecting, and their goals are a bit complicated. Below is a simplified breakdown of how they work, what you get, and how much they cost.
I hereby close this investigation. Regardless of which service better suits your curiosity, you can get the best deals for both on Groupon Coupons!