Comments on Y-DNA and mtDNA Tests

Posted by Ken Chahine on June 12, 2014 in AncestryDNA

  As many of you know, we announced last week that we’re retiring our Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Unfortunately, we didn’t explain clearly our rationale for our decision, which has led to confusion. We’d like to take this opportunity to share the thinking that went into our decision making process.   First, we’d like to… Read more

Honoring the Dads in Your Family with AncestryDNA

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 5, 2014 in AncestryDNA

This is a picture of my great grandfather, Gwillym Vaughan. Handsome…right? In honoring him this Father’s Day I want to do more research on him and those who came before him. Since I have had a DNA test done I can use AncestryDNA matching and search to find others who may share a common ancestor… Read more

Got My DNA Results. Didn’t Know I Had…

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 4, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Every now and then we will find AncestryDNA users posting their experience of discovering their DNA results. We love seeing the stories on Facebook, videos and blogs going up online and sharing the AncestryDNA experience.  We saw one such video online from Matt S. and thought it would be a good idea to respond to… Read more

6 Steps for Success in Working with Your AncestryDNA Matches

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 28, 2014 in AncestryDNA

I’ve been working with my AncestryDNA results for a couple of years now with great success.  Here are six steps you can use to find success with your AncestryDNA matches as well. 1.  Make sure your test is attached to a tree. AncestryDNA reveals cousin matches whether you have a family tree attached or not. … Read more

Linking AncestryDNA to Trees – Now Even to Shared Ones

Posted by Anna Swayne on May 14, 2014 in AncestryDNA

To get the most out of your AncestryDNA results, you’ll want to link your test results to a family tree. That’s how you combine the power of DNA science with more than 40 million trees on Ancestry.com. Here are a few tips—and one new feature—on linking your results to trees. Link Your DNA Results to… Read more

Regina Carter Melds Music and Family in ‘Southern Comfort’

Posted by Pam Velazquez on May 10, 2014 in AncestryDNA, Celebrity, In The Community

Jazz violinist Regina Carter has given a whole new meaning to the phrase “family album” with her latest recording, Southern Comfort. Her new album is Regina’s own take on songs her grandfather would have listened to. But before she got to know the music, she had to get to know her paternal grandfather, Dan J.… Read more

Mother’s Day, a time to honor Moms…and their DNA.

Posted by Anna Swayne on May 8, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Did you know that 20 percent more women have taken the AncestryDNA test than men? Find out how AncestryDNA lets women look at both sides of their family tree—and the middle, too. Connecting the Lines More women are taking the DNA tests than ever before and are having their own powerful experiences. My Mom and I included.… Read more

Share What Your Momma Gave You

Posted by Anna Swayne on May 7, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Who do I look more like, Mom or Dad?   The questions usually start as soon as a baby is born: Who does s/he look like? Mom or Dad? Then there is some back and forth on features and who inherited what from whom. Sound familiar? This is a fun game we recently played in… Read more

3 generations, 6 women, 1 family. Together, Connecting to Their Past.

Posted by Anna Swayne on May 1, 2014 in AncestryDNA

With AncestryDNA, anyone can take this test and find out their recent ancestral connections: on the direct maternal line, direct paternal line, and all the lines in between. And because it looks across the entire spectrum of your tree, you can benefit from getting multiple people in your family tested. It can also be a… Read more

AncestryDNA Database Exceeds 400,000 Genotyped Members

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 30, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Developed by a team of genetic scientists, bioinformaticists and data scientists, the AncestryDNA test provides users with a personalized genetic ethnicity estimate from 26 global regions and also connects them to a growing network of genetic cousins and their family histories. The test analyzes a person’s genome at over 700,000 marker locations and provides customers… Read more