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  • Archives.com Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing

    http://www.archives.com/blog/press/a...-tree-dna.html

    Archives.com Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing

    DNA Tests Available Through Archives.com for the First Time Providing Access to the World’s Largest Genetic Genealogy Database


    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 -- Archives.com, a website devoted to making family history simple and affordable, announces another exciting way users can explore their family heritage. Archives has partnered with Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, to enable users to purchase DNA tests through its website for the first time. These are being offered at up to 30 percent off the regular price for a limited time. Archives recognizes that DNA testing plays a critical role in family history research, and is glad to offer a simple, convenient way for users to get started with genetic genealogy.

    The growing field of genetic genealogy utilizes science to tell us more about our ancestors, and maternal and paternal lineages. Family Tree DNA can help researchers to verify known connections or uncover previously unknown ethnic ties with the world’s largest genetic genealogy database of over 350 thousand records, several times larger than the nearest competitor. Archives.com now offers three types of DNA tests: the Y-chromosome DNA test to trace paternal lines and surname matches; the mitochondrial DNA test to determine maternal line matches; and the Family Finder test kit, which tests autosomal DNA to reveal ethnic percentages and trace genes across maternal and paternal lines.

    Archives Director of Product Joe Godfrey commented, “Genetic genealogy is an extremely exciting field. We’ve been interested in integrating DNA testing into Archives.com for some time, and I’m glad we are working with Family Tree DNA, the world’s largest genetic genealogy database, to make this happen. This initial integration will give users the ability to find historical records and start exploring their genetic genealogy all in one place. In the future, we intend to provide users with more robust tools and resources that will enhance the experience even further.”

    Family Tree DNA VP of Operations Max Blankfeld noted, “We are thrilled to partner with Archives.com, a website we know will play an important role in the future of online family history research. Archives.com provides a genuine alternative to the more expensive websites out there. Easy access to DNA testing will allow Archives.com users to explore this important facet of genealogy research.”

    Archives looks forward to collaborating closely with Family Tree DNA, the community, and project managers, to provide the best integrated experience between the two websites possible. Also Archives encourages people to take advantage of the limited time discount on DNA tests found on Archives.com. To learn more about the benefits of DNA testing, or to order a DNA test, please visit http://www.Archives.com/?_act=dnatesting. To follow future announcements about DNA testing on Archives.com, please refer to the blog. Please send questions or comments to [email protected].

    About Archives

    Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 1.5 billion historical records in a single location, and makes them available at a price that's up to 80 percent less than the leading competitor. Archives also partners with other leading family history websites to provide integrated record collections, discounted memberships, official certificates and other special promotions. Archives.com is free to try for seven days, allowing anyone to explore the benefits of membership without risk or obligation. Archives.com is owned and operated by Inflection, a fast-growing data commerce company. Find more information at www.Inflection.com.

    About Family Tree DNA

    Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the commercial application of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, something that had previously been available only for academic and scientific research. Currently, the Houston based company databases includes over 350 thousand records - the largest in the field of genetic genealogy - making Family Tree DNA the prime source for anyone researching recent and distant family ties. In 2006 Family Tree DNA established a state of the art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it currently performs R&D and processes over 200 advanced types of DNA tests for its customers.

  • #2
    prices are the same as the FTDNA holiday sale.


    Originally posted by efgen View Post
    http://www.archives.com/blog/press/a...-tree-dna.html

    Archives.com Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing

    DNA Tests Available Through Archives.com for the First Time Providing Access to the World’s Largest Genetic Genealogy Database


    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 -- Archives.com, a website devoted to making family history simple and affordable, announces another exciting way users can explore their family heritage. Archives has partnered with Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, to enable users to purchase DNA tests through its website for the first time. These are being offered at up to 30 percent off the regular price for a limited time. Archives recognizes that DNA testing plays a critical role in family history research, and is glad to offer a simple, convenient way for users to get started with genetic genealogy.

    The growing field of genetic genealogy utilizes science to tell us more about our ancestors, and maternal and paternal lineages. Family Tree DNA can help researchers to verify known connections or uncover previously unknown ethnic ties with the world’s largest genetic genealogy database of over 350 thousand records, several times larger than the nearest competitor. Archives.com now offers three types of DNA tests: the Y-chromosome DNA test to trace paternal lines and surname matches; the mitochondrial DNA test to determine maternal line matches; and the Family Finder test kit, which tests autosomal DNA to reveal ethnic percentages and trace genes across maternal and paternal lines.

    Archives Director of Product Joe Godfrey commented, “Genetic genealogy is an extremely exciting field. We’ve been interested in integrating DNA testing into Archives.com for some time, and I’m glad we are working with Family Tree DNA, the world’s largest genetic genealogy database, to make this happen. This initial integration will give users the ability to find historical records and start exploring their genetic genealogy all in one place. In the future, we intend to provide users with more robust tools and resources that will enhance the experience even further.”

    Family Tree DNA VP of Operations Max Blankfeld noted, “We are thrilled to partner with Archives.com, a website we know will play an important role in the future of online family history research. Archives.com provides a genuine alternative to the more expensive websites out there. Easy access to DNA testing will allow Archives.com users to explore this important facet of genealogy research.”

    Archives looks forward to collaborating closely with Family Tree DNA, the community, and project managers, to provide the best integrated experience between the two websites possible. Also Archives encourages people to take advantage of the limited time discount on DNA tests found on Archives.com. To learn more about the benefits of DNA testing, or to order a DNA test, please visit http://www.Archives.com/?_act=dnatesting. To follow future announcements about DNA testing on Archives.com, please refer to the blog. Please send questions or comments to [email protected].

    About Archives

    Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 1.5 billion historical records in a single location, and makes them available at a price that's up to 80 percent less than the leading competitor. Archives also partners with other leading family history websites to provide integrated record collections, discounted memberships, official certificates and other special promotions. Archives.com is free to try for seven days, allowing anyone to explore the benefits of membership without risk or obligation. Archives.com is owned and operated by Inflection, a fast-growing data commerce company. Find more information at www.Inflection.com.

    About Family Tree DNA

    Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the commercial application of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, something that had previously been available only for academic and scientific research. Currently, the Houston based company databases includes over 350 thousand records - the largest in the field of genetic genealogy - making Family Tree DNA the prime source for anyone researching recent and distant family ties. In 2006 Family Tree DNA established a state of the art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it currently performs R&D and processes over 200 advanced types of DNA tests for its customers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dwight View Post
      prices are the same as the FTDNA holiday sale.
      Correct... you won't find them competing with FTDNA's prices. Hopefully this partnership will introduce new people to DNA testing who may not have heard about it before, and that benefits all of us

      Elise

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      • #4
        It's a partnership... so the DNA testing is FTDNA's concern/ pricing.

        I'm not an Archives member, but if they integrate the DNA results into family trees so that people can find those connctions easier than having to email each other about possible linkages, that would be awesome.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by macking104 View Post
          It's a partnership... so the DNA testing is FTDNA's concern/ pricing.

          I'm not an Archives member, but if they integrate the DNA results into family trees so that people can find those connctions easier than having to email each other about possible linkages, that would be awesome.
          Sounds good to me. More people getting tested, more potential matches!

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          • #6
            GO! Archives.com!

            Originally posted by efgen View Post
            [url]About Archives

            Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 1.5 billion historical records in a single location, and makes them available at a price that's up to 80 percent less than the leading competitor. Archives also partners with other leading family history websites to provide integrated record collections, discounted memberships, official certificates and other special promotions. Archives.com is free to try for seven days, allowing anyone to explore the benefits of membership without risk or obligation. Archives.com is owned and operated by Inflection, a fast-growing data commerce company. Find more information at www.Inflection.com.
            It is about time there was some true competition!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by efgen View Post
              http://www.archives.com/blog/press/a...-tree-dna.html

              Archives.com Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing

              DNA Tests Available Through Archives.com for the First Time Providing Access to the World’s Largest Genetic Genealogy Database


              REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 -- Archives.com, a website devoted to making family history simple and affordable, announces another exciting way users can explore their family heritage. Archives has partnered with Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, to enable users to purchase DNA tests through its website for the first time. These are being offered at up to 30 percent off the regular price for a limited time. Archives recognizes that DNA testing plays a critical role in family history research, and is glad to offer a simple, convenient way for users to get started with genetic genealogy.

              The growing field of genetic genealogy utilizes science to tell us more about our ancestors, and maternal and paternal lineages. Family Tree DNA can help researchers to verify known connections or uncover previously unknown ethnic ties with the world’s largest genetic genealogy database of over 350 thousand records, several times larger than the nearest competitor. Archives.com now offers three types of DNA tests: the Y-chromosome DNA test to trace paternal lines and surname matches; the mitochondrial DNA test to determine maternal line matches; and the Family Finder test kit, which tests autosomal DNA to reveal ethnic percentages and trace genes across maternal and paternal lines.

              Archives Director of Product Joe Godfrey commented, “Genetic genealogy is an extremely exciting field. We’ve been interested in integrating DNA testing into Archives.com for some time, and I’m glad we are working with Family Tree DNA, the world’s largest genetic genealogy database, to make this happen. This initial integration will give users the ability to find historical records and start exploring their genetic genealogy all in one place. In the future, we intend to provide users with more robust tools and resources that will enhance the experience even further.”

              Family Tree DNA VP of Operations Max Blankfeld noted, “We are thrilled to partner with Archives.com, a website we know will play an important role in the future of online family history research. Archives.com provides a genuine alternative to the more expensive websites out there. Easy access to DNA testing will allow Archives.com users to explore this important facet of genealogy research.”

              Archives looks forward to collaborating closely with Family Tree DNA, the community, and project managers, to provide the best integrated experience between the two websites possible. Also Archives encourages people to take advantage of the limited time discount on DNA tests found on Archives.com. To learn more about the benefits of DNA testing, or to order a DNA test, please visit http://www.Archives.com/?_act=dnatesting. To follow future announcements about DNA testing on Archives.com, please refer to the blog. Please send questions or comments to [email protected].

              About Archives

              Archives.com is a leading family history website that makes discovering family history simple and affordable. The company has assembled more than 1.5 billion historical records in a single location, and makes them available at a price that's up to 80 percent less than the leading competitor. Archives also partners with other leading family history websites to provide integrated record collections, discounted memberships, official certificates and other special promotions. Archives.com is free to try for seven days, allowing anyone to explore the benefits of membership without risk or obligation. Archives.com is owned and operated by Inflection, a fast-growing data commerce company. Find more information at www.Inflection.com.

              About Family Tree DNA

              Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the commercial application of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, something that had previously been available only for academic and scientific research. Currently, the Houston based company databases includes over 350 thousand records - the largest in the field of genetic genealogy - making Family Tree DNA the prime source for anyone researching recent and distant family ties. In 2006 Family Tree DNA established a state of the art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it currently performs R&D and processes over 200 advanced types of DNA tests for its customers.

              Elise,

              I have heard about this and can now see the announcement - thank you for that. I am assuming this partnership will work the other way around so that those of us who have tested at FTDNA already, will be able to link our DNA results to our trees at Archives.com, if we subscribe to their service. Looks like it costs 39 dollars a year or so, to subscribe to Archives.com, from the links you sent and there is a 7 day free trial to see what data they have there. Am thinking, even if they do not have many records, and as said, do not know what they offer as to records, this would be a cheap way to link family tree and DNA data.

              Linda

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Peacock100 View Post
                Elise,

                I have heard about this and can now see the announcement - thank you for that. I am assuming this partnership will work the other way around so that those of us who have tested at FTDNA already, will be able to link our DNA results to our trees at Archives.com, if we subscribe to their service. Looks like it costs 39 dollars a year or so, to subscribe to Archives.com, from the links you sent and there is a 7 day free trial to see what data they have there. Am thinking, even if they do not have many records, and as said, do not know what they offer as to records, this would be a cheap way to link family tree and DNA data.

                Linda
                Some of the professional genealogists and search angels I deal with are not singing high praises regarding Archives.com. They say that a lot of the records offered can be accessed for free on other genealogy sites. However, I cannot speak from personal experience.

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                • #9
                  No search engine is perfect, and ancestry.com's certainly has its ample share of foibles (and the service itself is certainly not cheap). But I find the archives.com search engine hopeless to the point of being useless. I honestly don't regret the one year's subscription price I paid last year, because I did find my brickwall great grandfather in the 1860 Census - supposedly the year he arrived in the U.S. - on a page which is not accessible via ancestry.com because they seemed to have omitted a bunch of pages from the Illinois census that year. For that one gold nugget, I am grateful. But I won't be renewing. 99% of the 'hits' I get are for newspaper articles that are not in the state or city I entered, and do not contain the name I entered. I've had much more success with the free familysearch.org and with archives.org. It's just a waste of time as far as I'm concerned.

                  Originally posted by nolnacsj View Post
                  Some of the professional genealogists and search angels I deal with are not singing high praises regarding Archives.com. They say that a lot of the records offered can be accessed for free on other genealogy sites. However, I cannot speak from personal experience.

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                  • #10
                    Hey all,

                    Archives.com is relatively young company/website -- started only a couple years ago. They're working hard to build up their databases, and they are working on improvements to the website.

                    I had an opportunity to try out the site a few weeks ago and spent an hour on the phone with them providing feedback afterwards. So I know that they would definitely be interested in any feedback that you send to let them know what is or isn't working for you. Email them at [email protected], and be sure to let them know that you're a current Family Tree DNA customer.

                    Elise

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                    • #11
                      I take it that they only have American records?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by efgen View Post
                        Hey all,

                        Archives.com is relatively young company/website -- started only a couple years ago. They're working hard to build up their databases, and they are working on improvements to the website.

                        I had an opportunity to try out the site a few weeks ago and spent an hour on the phone with them providing feedback afterwards. So I know that they would definitely be interested in any feedback that you send to let them know what is or isn't working for you. Email them at [email protected], and be sure to let them know that you're a current Family Tree DNA customer.

                        Elise
                        Elise and all, when I try to join for a free 7 day trial at Archives.com (which they announce on their homepage), I only get a subcription page. I have mailed the feedback e-mail to see how this works and also asked how they are planning to let those of s who are already members of FTDNA, link our DNA results. Imagine of course, that the latter will require a subsription to Archives.com. As said before, the yearly subcription rate is cheap, even if it turns out the records there are not that great. Would allow those of us who have tested at FTDNA be able to link DNA results to our family trees, so could be excellent as far as that goes.

                        Linda

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Peacock100 View Post
                          Elise and all, when I try to join for a free 7 day trial at Archives.com (which they announce on their homepage), I only get a subcription page.
                          Hi Linda,

                          Yes, their free trial requires entering a credit card (or paypal). At the end of the 7 days, they'll bill you the $39.95 for the annual subscription, unless you cancel before the trial ends. Many subscription sites with free trials work this way.

                          Elise

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                          • #14
                            I hope they are going to use Ancestral Quest for the census.
                            It's the only accurate one around.
                            I also like the price as it's better than two hundred bucks a year.

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                            • #15
                              It dosent seem to be of much use if your family isn't from the United States.
                              I am the first generation born here and my ancestors are from Canada.

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