Saw a notice today that Ancestry is retiring their YDNA and mtDNA tests. You can DOWNLOAD your data but better hurry up and do it.<.... Smith DNA Collaborative Trees Page; The Smith Official DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA uses TNG (The Next Generation) to jointly work on ONE big tree, rather than many that might conflict with each other; our goal is to use DNA along with tree research to sort out the Smiths of ALL locations. We warmly invite all who have Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smeds etc and are doing genealogy and family history projects to join with us to work on creating accurate branches for You can UPLOAD/TRANSFER YOUR ANCESTRY YDNA to FamilyTreeDNA - Smith Official DNA Project Forum that also are in line with the DNA results from the Smith DNA Project. Members or guests can easily send corrections and additions. Our site includes sources, biographies, photos, as well as a query board. We are THE Smith DNA project for all Smith/Schmidt etc at FamilyTreeDNA : Smith DNA Official Project - All Locations " />

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Will I be able to access my Y-DNA and mtDNA results after the service has retired?

After September 5, 2014, you will no longer be able to view your Y-DNA and mtDNA results on the website, but you can download your raw DNA data prior to that time by and logging in to begin the download process.


Note that if your YDNA results are already on FamilyTreeDNA, this is NOT for you. You're already probably in the Smith Official DNA surname project, but if you know of people who did Ancestry YDNA, this is for THEM. So, again, HURRY up and do it anc come join the ONE project at FamilyTreeDNA for ALL Smith/Schmidt/Smyth/Smythe of ALL locations- the Smith Official DNA Project . If you have any questions about it, email us at 

Update: Here's a great article by Roberta Estes about the transfer and whether/how you should do it. 

And, in fact, someone even started an online petition regarding this. 

AND, from Ancestry's blog-they have destroyed the YDNA and mtDNA samples -seems like I remember reading a few years back that they got all the Sorenson data as well.

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