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The Complete Ancestry.com Price Guide

Explore Different Plans & Uncover All the Hidden Ancestry Costs

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Chasing down your family’s history is easier than you think with Ancestry.com. They offer two types of service: at-home DNA kits that reveal your ethnicity estimate AND billions of public records and databases you can comb through to build out a robust family tree. It’s clear how Ancestry.com can help you with your research, but the costs can be a little harder to pin down. Never ones to back down from a challenge, the Groupon Coupons team plumbed the depths of Ancestry.com’s site to unearth the current services and prices. 

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AncestryDNA Kits & Bundles

The AncestryDNA Kit is your entrypoint into Ancestry’s cadre of services. Through it, you’ll be able to uncover your DNA’s origins and ethnicities, as well as any DNA matches. You can then add on other services like AncestryDNA Traits, which takes a deeper dive into 25+ personal traits, as well as bundle genealogy subscriptions to gain access to billions of records in the United States and abroad. Here’s a closer look at each plan’s price and offerings:

AncestryDNA Kit

  • Cost: $59 (sale price), normally $99
  • Good for: Just getting started at Ancesty.com with a look at your DNA.
  • What you get: The AncestryDNA Activation Kit which includes:
    •  Origins + Ethnicities 
    •  DNA Matches

AncestryDNA Traits (Add On)

  • Cost: $10 (sale price), normally $20
  • Good for: Getting a deeper look into your DNA through personal traits such as cilantro aversion (do you think it tastes like soap?) and male hair loss.
  • What you get: Access to 25+ personal traits

AncestryDNA + Traits Bundle

  • Cost: $69 (sale price), normally $119
  • Good for: A deeper look into your DNA with 25+ personal traits
  • What you get: Everything from the AncestryDNA Activation Kit plus:
    • 25+ personal traits

Traits + Family Tree Bundle 

  • Cost: $70 (sale price), normally $178
  • Good for: Getting an amped-up view of your DNA and linking it with Ancestry.com’s billions of records in 80+ countries to build out a family tree
  • What you get: Everything from the AncestryDNA Activation Kit plus:

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Ancestry.com Genealogy 

Ancesty.com’s Genealogy service is a database with access to billions of records to help you trace your family history. It can operate as a standalone service or be linked with your DNA results for a more comprehensive view. The plans differ by region and supplemental record types, but each is available as a monthly or six-month subscription. 

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U.S. Discovery 

  • Cost: $24.99/month or $99 for a six-month subscription
  • Good for: Exploring your American roots and connecting with other Ancestry members
  • What you get: 
    • Access to all U.S. Ancestry records
    • Access to all Ancestry public family trees 
    • Access to Ancestry Hints
    • Ability to create/edit your own family tree
    • Ability to contact any Ancestry member

World Explorer 

  • Cost: $39.99/month or $149 for a six-month subscription
  • Good for: Discovering your family origins from around the world and connecting with other Ancestry members
  • What you get:
    • Access to all Ancestry records in 80+ countries
    • Access to all Ancestry public family trees 
    • Access to Ancestry Hints
    • Ability to create/edit your own family tree
    • Ability to contact any Ancestry member

All Access 

  • Cost: $49.99/month or $199 for a six-month subscription
  • Good for: Attaining a richer, more nuanced view of your family members through historical military records and newspaper articles
  • What you get: 
    • Access to all Ancestry records (U.S. and international)
    • Access to all Ancestry public family trees 
    • Access to Ancestry Hints
    • Ability to create/edit your own family tree
    • Access to military records on Fold3
    • Access to articles on Newspaper.com Basic 

Savings tip: Opting for a six-month membership over a monthly membership can save you up to $100.  


AncestryHealth (Discontinued)

This program has been discontinued by Ancestry.com and is no longer available for sale or upgrade. Support for existing AncestryHealth members will continue through July 2021.


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