Posted by Ancestry Team on April 3, 2020 in Website

As the leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry® is at the forefront, constantly developing new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowering you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. This includes updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology.

We’re proud to unveil 75 new AncestryDNA® communities to help members who have ties to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Africa. The addition of new communities allows us to better pinpoint where in the world your ancestors are from. This means there may be some changes to your results.

By leveraging our unparalleled DNA network of over 16 million people, the largest network of public family trees, and our patented Genetic Communities™ technology, AncestryDNA can identify groups of people with shared DNA and determine where their ancestors likely previously lived. 

75 New Communities

We added 75 new communities, including 25 new Mexican communities, 20 South American, 10 Central American, 12 Caribbean, 7 Southern European and 1 African. Members may see an update in their results if they have ties to the areas below:

  • Venezuela, Spain, France & Basque Country, Morocco, Algeria, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Belize, Dominican Republic, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Southern, Central, and Northeast Mexico and Southeast Texas

Whether it’s learning your ancestors can be traced back to the diverse cultures of Venezuela, or uncovering your roots in central and eastern Mexico, your next big discovery could be waiting in our latest communities update.

AncestryDNA members could uncover a connection to Central and Southern Mexico and learn more about the community using the interactive timeline as shown above.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Region

In addition to new communities, AncestryDNA has also updated its ethnicity estimate reference panel so customers will now have the ability to see a possible genetic connection with the Indigenous communities of Australia. 

Read more about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander region here.

Revisiting Your Results

We encourage you to view your DNA story again to see if you have a new community waiting to be explored and shared with your family and other loved ones.

As new people continue to join our AncestryDNA network and science and technology continue to evolve, we will continue to provide updates for our members. It’s just one of the many ways Ancestry provides for you to learn more about yourself.