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23andMe – Show Close Relatives Button

23andMe – Show Close Relatives Button

Show Close Relatives The main reason adoptees and genealogists buy a DNA kit from 23andMe is to find relatives, preferably close relatives, to help them recreate or verify their family tree. Genealogists are generally trying to either break through brick walls — ancestors whose parents aren’t known — or verify that the tree they have is correct. Adoptees and Orphans have to start building their tree from scratch. The best and easiest way to do this … Read entire article »

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23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

23andMe Site Redesign – Where Is the Site Search Function?

Search Link for 23andMe For my reader’s convenience, I’m putting the link to a search page at the top of the story: Click Here to Search 23andMe New Design Despite feedback from ‘experienced’ users that they didn’t like the new beta site, 23andMe has rolled it out to everyone. I have to admit, I’m not fond of it. For one, it now overrides my background settings forcing me to look at a bright white screen. I work on my … Read entire article »

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Sales Sales Sales! — Ancestry, AncestryDNA, FTDNA and 23andMe

Sales Sales Sales! — Ancestry, AncestryDNA, FTDNA and 23andMe

Sales! There are a lot of reduced prices available for DNA testing and Genealogy but some of them aren’t well advertised. The sale at FTDNA is theoretically over (but still advertised), while the Ancestry.com sales appear in their header and footer areas. 23andMe had an overall price drop that’s spectacular! Ancestry and AncestryDNA All sales appear to go through January 6th, 2012. 6 month Ancestry.com memberships are on sale for $49. That’s a great deal at 30% off! One year … Read entire article »

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Summary of 23andMe’s New Pricing

Summary of 23andMe’s New Pricing

  Pricing Changes at 23andMe [Editor's Note: Since this was written 23andMe has completely dropped the subscription plan for all participants. If you had a payment plan, once you complete your obligatory 1 year of payments there will be no further charges for the current level of service on whatever chip you were tested on. If you're a new customer the price is now a one time payment of $299. There may be additional services offered in … Read entire article »

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23andMe Responds to Customer Complaints About Rebuilt Forum by Returning Old Functionality!

23andMe Responds to Customer Complaints About Rebuilt Forum by Returning Old Functionality!

Recent Changes Made a Mess of the Forums I don’t know about you, but when the new forum was created over at 23andMe I felt like I was hit over the head with a sandbag! I couldn’t seem to ‘see’ straight. I couldn’t figure out how to find anything and I had a huge headache after hours of trying. I kept trying for a week with no better success. I couldn’t locate new posts and I … Read entire article »

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23andM Reverses Decision, Reaches Out to Alienated Customers

23andM Reverses Decision, Reaches Out to Alienated Customers

In a surprising move, 23andMe reversed its earlier decision to drop relative finder matches for customers which stop subscribing after fulfilling their 1-year commitment. This move was in reaction to the strongly negative reaction of their customer base to their unannounced changes to the TOS. The author was honored to work with other community leaders to communicate the community’s distress to the owner of 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki. I want to express my appreciation to CeCe … Read entire article »

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