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Website: http://www.familytreedna.com

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08 June 2015
Reviewer: Ponto from Alice Springs, NT, Australia

71 of 127 people found this review helpful

Yes I would recommend FTDNA. Simple reasons: It is the only company testing the whole mitochondrial dna, and keeping abreast of new SNP discoveries for Y chromosome haplogroups. It is reasonably cheap.

Geno 2.0 was a bad joke, waste of money and totally non supportive. FullGenomes is very expensive and the data found will take time to work out where the new found SNPs fit in the haplogroup phylogenetic tree. 23andMe does mediocre haplogroup SNP testing and what it does is outdated. AncestryDNA is a money sucking leech.

Problems with FTDNA are slowness in processing dna samples and their website is not user friendly. The Origins test is not worth doing, better go to 23andMe or AncestryDNA for ancestry or finding your Cherokee princess.

In summary, I would recommend Family Tree DNA to a friend.

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01 May 2014
Reviewer: Robert from Chicago, IL

139 of 270 people found this review helpful

I have worked with several dna companies, and never with one as SLOW as Family Tree DNA. My original results were due in late February, then they were 'delayed' to early April, then to late April. Now, I am told end of May.

The company NEVER directly contacts me to inform me of their tardiness. Instead, I have to search myself to find out the new date. Poor customer service at Family Tree DNA.

They have sent partial information, but the complete package - What I paid for - has been put off, and off, and off....

In summary, I would not recommend Family Tree DNA to a friend.

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