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

Dating Family Photographs Using Historical Fashion Clues

Posted by Betty Shubert on July 27, 2015 in Research

The women in this photo are wearing soft, formal gowns of the early 1930s. Their short hairstyles and coronet-shaped headpieces are of the era except for the bridesmaid on the right who is somewhat fashion forward, her hair is longer as worn in 1935. The men are so classic and well tailored it is hard to specifically date… Read more