Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Press Release: Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing Partners with Family Tree DNA to Offer DNA Testing

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

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 --,
a website devoted to making family history simple and affordable,
announces another exciting way users can explore their family heritage. 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. 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 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

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

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