Ancestry Employees Give Back

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

Habitat For Humanity RoofAt 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 spent a week building a new home for a local American Fork family. We want our employees to get personally involved in the community and offer our employees time to volunteer on the clock so they’re able to participate in meaningful charities. Our volunteers always work hard and get a lot done, and this week was no exception.

The new home has a nice frame and roof and employees will be returning to help with drywalling and painting. We’re so excited for the family that will receive this house. A big thanks to Habitat for Humanity for facilitating the building of great homes for deserving families.

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

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Posted by Camille Penrod on September 29, 2016 in Inside our Offices, Technical Management, Technology Conferences

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Posted by Ancestry Team on May 12, 2016 in DNA

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Posted by Web Operations on May 9, 2016 in Inside our Offices

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Automated Entity Extraction Making German Historical Records Searchable

Posted by Laryn Brown on May 6, 2016 in Big Data, Image Processing and Analysis

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Posted by Jamie Dalton on January 5, 2016 in Inside our Offices

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