This list of countries where AncestryDNA is available just got MUCH longer–as AncestryDNA ethnicity estimates also got a boost! Is AncestryDNA sold in your country (or ancestral homeland) now? Will your ethnicities be reported more specifically and accurately? These updates are a timely reminder that genetic genealogy is still in the process of conquering the world.
AncestryDNA tests are now available for purchase in 54 new markets across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. “Now available to consumers in 89 countries and territories on five continents, this expansion more than doubles the number of markets where people can access AncestryDNA,” states a company press release. “We plan to expand to more than 200 markets by the end of 2022, including nearly every country and territory in North and South America, Europe, Africa and many countries in Asia.”
We’re excited about this expansion! AncestryDNA already has the biggest DNA testing pool in the world, with more than 22 million testers. Now the test will be available more globally to millions more people. More AncestryDNA testers will have the hope of finding more DNA matches in their ancestral homelands. And with new improvements to AncestryDNA ethnicity results, more testers will also get a better picture of their global origins.
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Countries Where AncestryDNA is Available
AncestryDNA was ALREADY available in Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Vatican City.
That’s a lot of places, but doesn’t quite represent the world. For example, AncestryDNA was only available in five of the world’s 25 most populous countries.
AncestryDNA is NOW ALSO available in the following places:
- Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands
- Pacific Islands: Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands
- South America: Argentina, Guyana
- Europe: Portugal, Latvia, Iceland, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Monaco, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Serbia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
- Asia: Philippines, Singapore, Japan
- Africa: South Africa
They’ve added four more of the world’s most 25 populous countries: Japan, Philippines, South Africa and Italy. Their populations total nearly 360 million people. That’s a lot of potential testers over the coming years. That’s a lot of potential DNA matches. We’re also excited to see which additional countries Ancestry adds to this list by the end of 2022, as promised!
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AncestryDNA Improves Ethnicity Estimates
Ethnicity estimates are a popular part of DNA test results. They have been evolving gradually, and are generally more precise and accurate for regions where testing has been more popular. As AncestryDNA gains customers in more parts of the world, it’s crucial that improvements in ethnicity estimates apply to all parts of the world.
That’s why we’re excited to see that AncestryDNA has enlarged its reference panel and updated its ethnicity estimates. “By including more people from more parts of the world in the AncestryDNA reference panel, we are able to increase the number of regions we can compare members to,” a company statement explains. “We now offer over 84 global ethnicity regions and more than 1700 DNA communities for a total of 1830 regions….Our new regions include Central & Eastern China, Southwestern China, Nepal & the Himalayan Foothills, Tibetan Peoples, Nigeria—East Central, Nilotic Peoples, Hawaii, and New Zealand Maori.”
Remember: every time a DNA testing company gets better ethnicity data, you may see updates to your ethnicity estimates. You should just expect your ethnicity percentages to keep evolving.
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Will all the testers around the world have to send back their kits to Utah?
Would be nice to have labs in each country for faster results.
Per their article, “DNA samples are tested in a secure third-party testing lab in the United States. Becoming a customer of AncestryDNA® and having your DNA tested as a part of this service results in your personal and genetic information being shipped, stored and processed in accordance with the provisions of the Ancestry® Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement.”
Why can’t I see any matches from Germany or the Netherlands. That’s where my brick walls are from.
It could be that none of your close matches from those regions have done a DNA test yet, but not necessarily. Here’s a link to a guide about DNA ethnicity results (file:///C:/Users/atper/OneDrive/Lazo%20Projects/Desktop/YourDNAGuide/Free%20Guides/DNA%20Ethnicity%20Quick%20Start%20Guide.pdf) and a link to a YouTube video that explains why ethnicity results don’t always show us what we think they should (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4H_QK0GNuk).
I bought a dna kit in the US. I live in Singapore. Can I ship the kit to the singapore ancestrydna office?
I would recommend reaching out to Ancestry support directly, they’ll be able to give you the most up-to-date information about options! https://support.ancestry.com/s/?language=en_US
I was born in Malaysia but have been in Australia for most of my life. I’ve recently been wondering if I was adopted and was hoping your site might help but it doesn’t cover records from Malaysia necessarily? Any advise on where I can find out? Thanks.
Our focus is primarily on the genetic side of tracking family history, this article is a great resource on DNA testing for Asian ancestry!
Once your dna has been added it’s interesting to see what happens. It all depends on who of your relatives have submitted their dna.
Once you are on the system, you will be given data has to who shares your dna, including immediate family, cousins, grandparents etc. The more dna on the system the greater the discovery.
Even if you found a third cousin etc from Malaysia you can contact them and find out the connection between the two of you. Small steps lead to great rewards, Good luck with your search!
My grandfather is an American Soldier during WWII he was assigned in the Philippines. My Mother never saw his father. I would like to be tested so that I can trace my roots in the US. AND if my grandfather is still alive. How do i get a kit? I live in the Philippines. Thank you.
You can find information for how to order an Ancestry DNA test in the Philippines here.
My adopted adult daughter lives here in the United States. Would her taking the DNA test in the U.S. show any matches she may have in her birth country, South Korea?
No matter what country your daughter orders or takes the test in, she will get the same results. So, yes, she can take the DNA test in the US.