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

AncestryDNA Now Offered in 29 New Countries

Posted by Jessica Murray on February 23, 2016 in AncestryDNA

Have you been longing to connect with DNA cousins from your ancestral homeland whether that be in Eastern Europe or from one of the Nordic countries? You’re in luck! AncestryDNA has been available in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia/New Zealand, and Canada. Today we are pleased to announce AncestryDNA is now available for purchase in 29 Read More

AncestryDNA Results Surprise Two Professional Genealogists

Posted by Jessica Murray on January 8, 2016 in AncestryDNA

What research dreams are made of … discovering you’re distant cousins with a professional genealogist. Even more exciting when two professional genealogists find out they are connected with one another. Prominent researcher Nicka Smith, and Ancestry’s own, Crista Cowan made this very discovery with the help of AncestryDNA. Tune in below to learn how they made Read More

How to Test Your Family Legends with DNA

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 13, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Research

By Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Ross Curtis, Ph.D., Computational Biologist for AncestryDNA In family history, the myths are often more fun than the facts. Perhaps you have a few in your own family lore. Maybe it’s a story about your great-grandfather stowing away on a ship to come to America, or maybe it’s the Read More

See Your DNA Matches in a Whole New Way

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 26, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Website

AncestryDNA just released a new matching tool called Shared Matches. This new tool will help you see your matches in a whole new way, giving you clues about the common ancestor that may have given both you and your match the DNA you share today. And as a bonus, if you have had a parent Read More

Member Spotlight: AncestryDNA Connects Adoptee to Birth Family After Fifty Years

Posted by Jessica Murray on August 13, 2015 in AncestryDNA

The powerful stories of customers reconnecting with long-lost family with the help of AncestryDNA never cease to amaze us but today’s story is especially heartwarming. Earlier this year, with the support and encouragement of his wife and children, Tom L. submitted an AncestryDNA test as he describes as “a last resort” to find his birth family. Read More

Discovering a One in a Million Story

Posted by Anna Swayne on August 10, 2015 in AncestryDNA

Recently we reached a very exciting milestone: one million people tested in the AncestryDNA database. (You can read the announcement here.) Aisha, our one millionth customer in the AncestryDNA database, isn’t just a number to us; she has a story. That story starts with her curiosity about her origins. As an African American, she always Read More

AncestryDNA reunites Hicks Babies on “Nightline”

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 6, 2015 in AncestryDNA

Kristie Hughes was sold as a baby. Now AncestryDNA has helped her find the family she was taken from 51 years ago. The story of the “Hicks Babies” broke about 20 years ago when a researcher discovered that a Dr. Thomas Hicks of McCaysville, Georgia, sold babies he delivered in his clinic to couples looking Read More

Sisters Separated in Childhood Reunited with AncestryDNA

Posted by Jessica Murray on July 28, 2015 in AncestryDNA

Long-lost sisters, Connie and Delores were separated at a young age with Delores being adopted by their birth mother’s parents and Connie being adopted by an unknown family. Delores was introduced to the truth of a sister existing at a young age when she discovered a baby photo and birth certificate. After years, Delores thought Read More