Hi Thomas, You may have already learned this by now, but better late than never! The Ancestry DNA test is an autosomal test, that is it looks at both your parents' genetics. You can download the raw data from Ancestry.com and upload the zipped file to Gedmatch.com, where you can compare your results to people who have tested with all the different companies like 23 and Me, FTDNA, and Ancestry of course. And you can also note that you've tested on your WikiTree profile, so any cousins will know that they can compare DNA with you.
I've been doing genealogy since the early 1970s and being able to do genetic genealogy is something we never *dreamed* about back in the day when we were writing letters in longhand and sending self-addressed stamped envelopes and hanging out around the mailbox.
We can now do research in a day that once would have taken months, if not years! :)
It's *great*! Enjoy it!
Deb in Calgary, where we are having our 1st blizzard of the season. :(