Anna Swayne

Anna Swayne has 9 years of experience in the DNA genealogy world. At Ancestry, she leads efforts in developing education to help our community maximize their experience with AncestryDNA. She believes there is real power behind DNA and the story it can unlock for each of us. When she is not talking DNA you can find her hiking or cycling in the mountains or cooking at home.

Now Connect to Your DNA Cousins in Canada and Australia

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 10, 2015 in AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA is now available in Australia and Canada. The AncestryDNA database has grown to more than 850,000 people, and now that the test is available in Australia and Canada it will grow even faster, with new possibilities for discovering cousins on both sides of the world. Here are four reasons to be excited about these Read More

Breaking Down the Science Behind Your Ethnicity Results

Posted by Anna Swayne on May 5, 2015 in AncestryDNA

Are you Scandinavian? Native American? Or maybe you have some Middle Eastern in you. If you’ve gotten your AncestryDNA results you know your unique ethnicity estimate. But have you ever wondered how we determine those results — and why your results can look so different from another family member’s? In this 6-minute video one of Read More

Celebrate DNA Day with Your Own Discoveries

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 24, 2015 in AncestryDNA, Website

DNA Day comes every year, April 25th and it’s a great time to celebrate the amazing discoveries we’ve made about the human race. It’s also a great time to make a few new discoveries of your own. In honor of DNA Day, now through Monday, we have a limited time offer to get 20% off Read More

An Exclusive Tour of AncestryDNA New Ancestor Discoveries

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 2, 2015 in Website

Today, we announced a new AncestryDNA experience called “New Ancestor Discoveries” based on years of research and development by our science team that is revolutionizing the way people discover, preserve, and share their family history. New Ancestor Discoveries combines DNA testing with the power of 65 million trees to help you discover your story in a Read More

Introducing a Breakthrough in DNA

Posted by Anna Swayne on April 2, 2015 in AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA is turning family history inside out with our latest innovation in DNA science and technology. Within your DNA, you carry a history that goes back hundreds, even thousands of years. Today, we are pleased to announce New Ancestor Discoveries™, a revolutionary new way to discover, preserve and share your family history. Now, by just Read More

Origin of “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” Saying

Posted by Anna Swayne on March 6, 2015 in AncestryDNA

To get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, we wanted to share the story behind that famous phrase and discuss how the luck of the Irish might be in your DNA. And, this St. Patrick’s day might just be the right time for you to try AncestryDNA, if you haven’t already. Kissing someone Read More

Get Ready To Meet Your European Cousins with AncestryDNA

Posted by Anna Swayne on January 30, 2015 in AncestryDNA

We’ve been counting down the days until AncestryDNA would be available outside the United States and it has finally arrived! The AncestryDNA database has grown to more than 700,000 people, and now that the test is available in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland, it will grow even faster with new possibilities for discovery on Read More