Past Articles

How Your DNA Can Create Aha Moments

Posted on April 25, 2014 in AncestryDNA

We often hear the questions, “How does AncestryDNA work?” or “How do you take my spit and create these awesome results?” There are many ways to answer that question. There is a highly technical response with copious amounts of scientific data on the technology, the math and calculations, the reference populations, etc… Many times, people… Read more

The Newly Evolved AncestryDNA – More Detail Means More Discoveries

Posted on October 17, 2013 in AncestryDNA

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. More detail - 26 regions and populations.… Read more

Coming Soon – AncestryDNA is Evolving

Posted on October 2, 2013 in AncestryDNA

You may have heard, we are close to launching a new evolution to the AncestryDNA ethnicity results. Here’s some more information on a few of the new and exciting things AncestryDNA members will see in the coming weeks. And, you won’t even need to take the test again! This is one of the many benefits of… Read more

Already taken the AncestryDNA test? Here are 4 reasons to test other family members.

Posted on July 22, 2013 in AncestryDNA

If you’ve already taken the AncestryDNA test, you may think you’re done. You could DNA test your other family members, but they will have similar results as you, right? Well, not quite. You inherited your DNA from your ancestors and so did the rest of your family, but like most inheritances, it can be complex.… Read more

AncestryDNA wins the Utah Innovation Award in consumer software and web services

Posted on May 15, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Company News

AncestryDNA was honored as the winner of the Utah Innovation Awards under the consumer software and web services category. Eight other innovation winners were also recognized in various categories from biotechnology to mechanical systems manufacturing. Finalists in the consumer software and web services category include LumiBook by School Improvement Network and MyCurrent by Overstock –… Read more

AncestryDNA honors moms this Mother’s Day with a DNA test that’s for women too

Posted on May 12, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Mother’s Day. It’s the perfect time to show the woman who made you who you are just how much you love her. And now, you can discover even more about who you are, who your mom is and about all the other moms in your family tree. Did you know that AncestryDNA is our newest,… Read more

AncestryDNA Celebrates DNA Day. Wait, What’s DNA Day?

Posted on April 25, 2013 in AncestryDNA

Happy DNA Day! Once a year, the scientific community takes time out to recognize some amazing achievements in DNA science. Two keystone events are the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in 1953 by Francis Crick and James Watson and the declaration 50 years later, in 2003, that the Human Genome Project was complete…well,… Read more

AncestryDNA and Katie Couric bring birth mother and son together – 41 years later

Posted on April 19, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, AncestryDNA, Stories

Chris Burton was simply hoping to discover his ancestors’ homelands when he took his AncestryDNA test. But when his test results came in, Chris, who was adopted at birth, learned he had a close family connection, possibly a first cousin. Would that link him to his birth family? Watch the whole story unfold as Chris… Read more

The latest installment of new AncestryDNA features.

Posted on March 24, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Site Features

It’s been a busy start to 2013 for the AncestryDNA crew. While we’ve been processing the massive numbers of DNA kits that have come in this year already, we have also been working on improvements to the AncestryDNA service. Additionally, we just made it even easier to get into AncestryDNA with the new low price… Read more

An AncestryDNA customer journey: Confirming stories and discovering new ones.

Posted on February 27, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Stories

Renee was relatively new to Ancestry.com and decided to try the new AncestryDNA test to see just what it could uncover about her family history. Specifically, she wanted to learn more about where her family was from, despite the fact that there were little or no records to be found. Renee was confident her genetic… Read more