The AncestryDNA Test Kit Is Less than $50 for Cyber Monday—and It's the Perfect Gift for Those Hard-to-Buy-for Relatives

A sweet deal for the whole fam

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Have you ever been curious about your family history? Well, AncestryDNA is ready to tap into your family's origins and connect you with new relatives. Thanks to Amazon, you can get in on all the fun during the holidays with the company's genetic test kit, which is currently going for more than half off for Cyber Monday. That's right: There's an AncestryDNA sale for $49 (regularly priced at $119), so you can unlock your identity from more than 2,300 regions while saving $70 in the process. Here's why it'll be a great gift for those hard-to-buy-for relatives on your list.

Modern DNA tests have been around since the '80s, but AncestryDNA, a subsidiary of, has proven itself to be one of the most reliable direct-to-consumer genealogy companies out there. Its revolutionary scientific technology uses saliva to survey chromosomes and then interacts with their online interface to uncover both sides of your family’s genetic history in six to eight weeks. As an added bonus, you’ll also get a list of DNA matches, meaning others who have taken the test who are likely to be related to you.

The process is simple: Order a kit and follow the instructions listed inside to take a saliva sample from inside your mouth, place it into a tube and pop it into the prepaid package, so it can be sent to the company's lab. Activate the kit online, and in about six to eight weeks, you'll receive your results via email.


You can also link your activated account to an Ancestry World Explorer membership (purchased separately, from $33), which spans billions of international records to trace your family's journey from their country of origin. With the added membership, you can access the details of your ancestors, including the names, dates and locations of those in your family tree through Ancestry’s extensive collection of records.

For the dog lovers among us, Amazon is also offering a major sale on its Pet DNA Breed Identification kit (was $99, now $69). At 30 percent off, it's a real bargain to discover percentages of breeds in your dog's makeup, get an analysis of your dog's traits and talents based on that genetic makeup and yes, even discover any long-lost furry relatives, if they are also listed in the ancestry database.

Ancestry only offers this sale price a few times a year, so you're going to want to jump on these deals. They make great buys and are terrific shop-ahead options for any hard-to-buy-for relatives—but the sale ends tonight, so act fast.

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