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.com 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

Connecting to Your DNA Matches — 2.7 Million AncestryDNA Hints Available to Discover

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 9, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Are you using one of our most powerful DNA matching tools? More and more people are taking the AncestryDNA test which means we are finding more and more matches and are able to identify even more shared ancestors through DNA hints. This is exciting for me as a user—not only am I getting more DNA… Read more

A Genetic Census of America

Posted by Julie Granka on April 4, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Using AncestryDNA results from over a quarter million people, the AncestryDNA science team set out to perform a “genetic census” of the United States: a survey of the U.S. using only DNA. Where did the ancestors of today’s Americans come from? Do Americans in the Midwest hail from similar places of the world as in the… Read more

DNA Results Are In – What Did Mary Discover?

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 2, 2014 in AncestryDNA

Six weeks ago I shared my neighbor’s story with you (click here to read the blog post). I sat down with Mary a couple of days ago and showed her the AncestryDNA results. Mary couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as we went over her results. At almost 90 years of age, she said… Read more