Scott Sorensen

Scott Sorensen has served as Chief Technology Officer of since April 2013. Scott has been at the company since June 2002 and has held multiple positions including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Search and Vice President of Commerce. Prior to joining, Scott was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering and then President at Coresoft Technologies. Scott was an engineering manager at WordPerfect / Novell and a software engineer at IBM. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Distributed Denial of Service Attack Neutralized

Posted by Scott Sorensen on June 17, 2014 in Site Issues, Website

Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. We want to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused Read More

New Year Update from Scott Sorensen

Posted by Scott Sorensen on January 14, 2014 in Site Issues, Website

  We increased our focus around our technology performance in the middle of last year, a journey that has our tech teams working very hard to improve our systems so we can provide a good site experience for our customers. We’ve made a lot of progress in this area and the performance of our site Read More