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GeneTree, the genetic genealogy and family tree building site
Ancestry.com acquired earlier this year, will close. Customers
received e-mail notification to download DNA results and pedigree
before Jan. 1, 2013.
An FAQ page on Ancestry.com contains instructions for customers to download
information from GeneTree and, if they want, upload
it to Ancestry.com (you can opt for a free guest account instead of a paid subscription).
If you’ve ordered a test from GeneTree or have questions about transferring your information
to Ancestry.com, see this
FAQ page on GeneTree.com.
As part of the deal, Ancestry.com also acquired the DNA assets of the Sorenson
Molecular Genealogy Foundation, which has collected DNA results and associated
family tree data for 12 years. The Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA results databases on
the smgf.org website will no longer be updated, but they’ll continue to be available.
From the SMGF.org statement:
to provide the benefit to the public that is central to SMGF’s mission. For this reason,
SMGF’s DNA-related assets were acquired
by AncestryDNA in March 2012. SMGF is very excited to join AncestryDNA , and we
are confident that the pioneering work begun at SMGF will continue to grow and have
an even greater impact on the future scientific understanding and public outreach
of genetic genealogy.