2 Million People Strong

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 22, 2016 in AncestryDNA

We are excited to announce that AncestryDNA has just reached the 2-million-tested milestone. This is a first for any consumer genetic testing company. It was just a little over 11 months ago that we reached the 1 million mark, so the AncestryDNA database has doubled in just short of one year. We now have 2,000,000 Read More

AncestryDNA: Improving Accuracy of New Ancestor Discoveries

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 2, 2016 in AncestryDNA

In 2015, we introduced New Ancestor Discoveries which connects AncestryDNA users with potential new ancestors or relatives— someone that may not be in your family tree previously. A New Ancestor Discovery appears if you share significant amounts of DNA with multiple members of an AncestryDNA Circle—which means you might also be related to the ancestor that Read More

AncestryDNA’s Cutting-Edge Science Gets Even Sharper

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 2, 2016 in AncestryDNA

We’re excited to share some of the advances we’ve made to the science of finding your relatives through DNA, commonly referred to as DNA matching. Today, we’re rolling out an update to AncestryDNA that improves the precision of our DNA matching. And good news for our AncestryDNA customers: this update is free and has already Read More

Happy DNA Day: Time to Learn More about Matching

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 25, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Today is DNA Day. Every year it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the advancements in genetics and celebrate science. This year we want to honor this day by sharing a video with you about how AncestryDNA is using the scientific method to advance DNA matching. We asked Dr. Catherine Ball, VP Genomics & Bioinformatics at Read More

Earth Day: The AncestryDNA Kit Deconstructed

Posted by Nathania Lozada on April 22, 2016 in AncestryDNA

It’s Earth Day, which means it’s a great time to think about how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Ancestry has already brought genealogy into our homes which we’d like to think has reduced the carbon footprint of traveling around to archives around the world. Although, we don’t think anyone has measured the Read More

New Advances in DNA Science Coming Your Way

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 20, 2016 in AncestryDNA

We’ve been refining and expanding the science behind DNA matching to find your relatives. And we’ve got some exciting improvements coming your way soon. These advancements are expected to deliver more-precise predictions of whom you are related to, and how closely, among the million-plus others in the AncestryDNA database. And we will be making this Read More