We are pleased to announce a major breakthrough for AncestryDNA™ that provides a deeper level of discovery in your DNA. Utilizing cutting edge science and the massive catalog of DNA samples AncestryDNA has collected from around the world, the newly evolved AncestryDNA is now a more comprehensive DNA test.
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The new science and massive DNA collection at AncestryDNA have powered groundbreaking detail into the history of where your ancestors came from using only your DNA. With more detail in Europe and Africa, the new AncestryDNA is showing just what is possible when you combine the best of family history with the best in DNA science.
The journey of many African American’s ancestors can be difficult to research using historical records alone, as most lose the paper trail around the 1870s or before. But now thanks to expanded capabilities of AncestryDNA that detail African ethnicity into 10 regions, including six different countries/regions within Western Africa, AncestryDNA will help people of African descent better understand where their ancestors came from and the cultures of those places, in a way never before possible.
Previously identified as one ethnicity group, the British Isles is now broken down to expanded regions, divided into Great Britain and Ireland. This development provides additional insight to the approximately 21% of Americans who claim Irish or English heritage.
Southern Europe is also now separated into two groups including, the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Italy/Greece, providing more detail for those with Mediterranean heritage where historical records are less likely to be available.
So, you’ve already taken the AncestryDNA test and are wondering what to expect from the new AncestryDNA ethnicity results? Well, great news, we’ve already updated your DNA results to utilize all the new scientific breakthroughs and your new results are now available. Just log in to you account, click on the DNA tab and open your DNA results to see your newly evolved ethnicity results.
One great part about these advancements is that a new DNA sample wasn’t required to provide the updated results. This is one of the many benefits of being tested with AncestryDNA; as new research become available, we’ll provide you with the latest findings in your DNA results.
We’d like to thank the small group of people who have been previewing the new experience. You’re feedback has been very helpful and based on the comments; the new AncestryDNA is a big hit.
If you have any questions we haven’t answered about your DNA results, we’ve set up a support forum so you can ask questions and get answers, visit the forum here.
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