Our Path Forward

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 5, 2020 in Website

By Margo Georgiadis, president & chief executive officer For more than three decades, Ancestry has helped millions of people learn more about themselves by connecting them to their past so they can gain meaningful insights to impact their future. Our relentless focus on serving our customers has enabled us to sustain innovation and market leadership Read More

2020: An Important Year To Remember Milestones in Voting Equality

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 4, 2020 in Website

2020 is a year to celebrate two major milestones in voting rights equality, with the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banning racial discrimination in voting, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment extending these protections to women. The road to claiming the-all important right to have a voice in Read More

It’s Data Privacy Day—Here’s How We’re Safeguarding Your Data

Posted by Eric Heath on January 28, 2020 in Website

Today is International Data Privacy Day, a global effort held each year on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and building trust. At Ancestry, while we focus on empowering and educating individuals about privacy and data stewardship every day, Data Privacy Day is an important moment to reflect Read More

Advice from Maria Shriver for Making Your Holidays More Meaningful

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 8, 2019 in Website

By Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author The holidays are upon us. It’s truly one of my favorite times of the year because it’s when everyone gathers around the table — from close family to brand new friends. This special season is about celebrating, connecting, and creating cherished memories — which Read More

Your Privacy is our Top Priority

Posted by Eric Heath on November 8, 2019 in Website

Your privacy is important to us. That’s why we want to share our position on a recent event where a Florida judge issued a search warrant to allow law enforcement to search all of GEDmatch, an open data personal genomics database. Following the issuance of the search warrant, GEDmatch opened its database of nearly one Read More

Powered By Cutting-Edge Machine Learning Technology, Ancestry® Debuts the World’s Largest, Searchable Online Obituary Collection, Providing Members with Even More Details about the Ancestors Who Shaped Their Past

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 28, 2019 in Website

For more than three decades, AncestryⓇ has been a pioneer in family history research, developing innovative research tools and adding new content to our unparalleled historical record collections that enable people around the world to uncover their unique family story. Today, we are proud to announce the launch of our new Newspapers.com Obituary Collection, as Read More

Check your AncestryDNA® results next week! We’re adding new Portuguese and Scandinavian communities, empowering you to discover even more about your family history through DNA

Posted by Ancestry Team on October 17, 2019 in Website

Next week on Monday, October 21, we will release new AncestryDNA® communities for members with ties to Scandinavia and Portugal, helping them learn even more about their family’s unique story. To deliver frequent, quality updates to our members we leverage the latest DNA science to improve our products, resulting in highly-detailed and meaningful historical insights.  Read More

Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate

Posted by Ancestry Team on May 2, 2019 in AncestryDNA, Website

We’re always looking for new ways to help support our customers on their journeys of personal discovery. Often that means updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology. Last fall, we introduced the capability to provide more precise ethnicity estimates to our customers using an algorithm that analyzes Read More