The Family Historian’s Holiday

Posted by Bryony Partridge on August 8, 2016 in AncestryDNA, United Kingdom

Across many parts of the UK and Ireland, the first two weeks of August are known as the ‘builders holidays’. This is a time when construction sites across the country shut down as builders and their families head for the beaches of Bognor or Bundoran. August is a time for holidays. Assuming your family haven’t Read More

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