Past Articles

Determining Your DNA Ethnicity Estimate

Posted by Anna Swayne on October 12, 2016 in AncestryDNA

People from all over the world are curious to know where they come from and who has contributed to who they are today. DNA testing can shine some light on those questions though the ethnicity portion of your DNA test results. At AncestryDNA we compare your DNA test to 26 geographic regions around the world Read More

Ancestry Employees Give Back

Posted by Camille Penrod on October 12, 2016 in Inside our Offices

At Ancestry we’re always looking for ways to give back which is why we work with Habitat for Humanity to provide financial support and employee volunteers to help build and repair houses so people can have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.   Employees from our Lehi, Orem and Salt Lake City offices Read More

Join Ancestry for Genomics Meetup kick-off event Wednesday

Posted by Camille Penrod on October 10, 2016 in DNA, Inside our Offices

As consumer genomics grows in popularity and becomes more affordable, Ancestry is pleased to announce a new Bay Area Genomics Meetup group. The goal of this group is to encourage collaboration between companies and academia to help solve difficult and interesting technology and scientific problems to address this rapidly growing market. Topics will vary from Read More

400 years of Oxfordshire History

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 4, 2016 in Collections, United Kingdom, Website

Over four million historic parish records have been digitised for the first time, offering insight into the history and people of the county of Oxfordshire. Published in conjunction with Oxfordshire Family History Society and the Oxfordshire History Centre, the Oxfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1965 detail generations of baptisms, marriages and burials that took place in the Read More

Ancestry Hosts First Tech/Product Meetup in New Lehi HQ

Posted by Camille Penrod on September 29, 2016 in Events, Inside our Offices, Operations

Ancestry recently announced the creation of a Tech and Product User Group in Utah with the goal of encouraging collaboration between companies across the Wasatch Front to solve difficult and interesting technology and science problems. This group is intended for technologist, scientist, and product professionals who want to learn, network and grow together. Topics will Read More

Dark Days

Posted by Deidra Burridge Dagner on September 29, 2016 in In The Community

This article was originally featured in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007. My grandfather died when his wife and children were still quite young and America was in the grip of the Great Depression. At the time, fatherless families had few options for financial assistance. My grandmother turned to the church for help and placed her children Read More