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 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

How Your DNA Can Create Aha Moments

Posted by Stephen Baloglu 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

Today is DNA Day! A Day of Discovery

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 25, 2014 in AncestryDNA

In 1953 scientists shared their discovery of the double helix. In 2003 scientists completed the human genome project. Today AncestryDNA celebrates a few achievements we’ve had. And, we want to make it even easier for you to start to making a few discoveries of your own – take a DNA test. So, what ground-breaking advancements… Read more

DNA Hints – Providing More Clarity To My DNA Results

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 16, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Last week we announced that the AncestryDNA team collectively has found 2.7 million DNA hints. 10 days later, we are nearing 3 million DNA hints – and the number is increasing as more and more people get tested and build out their family tree. Remember: a hint is more than a DNA match. You get a… Read more

“Italian Stallion” Becomes “Irish-Italian Stallion” with AncestryDNA Test

Posted by Kristie Wells on April 12, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Chris DeRose is an on-air contributor and content producer for You and Me This Morning on WCIU TV in Chicago who recently took the AncestryDNA test. Growing up in a very Italian home, he was surprised to find a wee bit of Irish runs through his veins. Ancestry family historian, Michelle Ercanbrack, reviews his ethnic background noting… Read more