Each adult who takes the test must activate it on their own Ancestry account. With the exception of tests for minor children, only one DNA kit may be activated on one account. To invite another adult to activate their kit, see our article about helping another adult activate an AncestryDNA kit.
You can invite friends and family members to view and collaborate on your tree using their email addresses or Ancestry usernames. To invite someone to your tree, select the tree from the “Trees” button at the top of any Ancestry page, then choose “Share your tree” and follow instructions on how to share.
To view a family tree that you share with them, your friends and family will need an Ancestry® account. If they don’t have one already, they can create a free guest account. You can change or revoke the level of access you grant to your tree at any time.
Can I have more than one DNA test on my Ancestry account?
Tests taken by adults must be activated on separate accounts, but you can have multiple tests appear on your account by having the test owners share their results with you. A test owner can create their own account for free.
Connect your DNA test to a public family tree by signing in to your Ancestry account and clicking the DNA tab. From your DNA homepage, click “Link to Tree” under your name. Click a tree name or click “Start a tree” and then Link DNA results.
How do you add someone to your family tree on Ancestry?
Adding a relative to someone already in your tree
- In your tree, click on a person.
- In the card that appears, click Tools. > Add relative.
- Select the type of relationship you’re adding. …
- Fill out their information and click Save.
Editor’s note: We do not support the upload of DNA data obtained from other testing services to 23andMe. … Some customers may do this in order to upload their data to third-party services, which offer to interpret their raw DNA data to find new genetic relatives or get additional genetic reports.