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: