The Women’s Suffrage Movement’s Final Chapter?

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 6, 2020 in Website

2020 is an important time to reflect on the story of voting in the United States. The year marks important milestones — 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, 150 years since the ratification of the 15th Amendment and 55 years since the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act — all parts Read More

Blackstone to Acquire Ancestry®

Posted by Ancestry Team on August 5, 2020 in Website

Blackstone today announced that the private equity fund it manages has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry®.  Blackstone’s acquisition will further accelerate Ancestry’s global leadership in Family History and consumer genomics, helping us achieve our mission to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. The Blackstone team is deeply inspired by our mission, Read More

Ancestry® Unveils Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Asia & Polynesia, South Africa & Australia

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 31, 2020 in Website

As the leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry® is 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 updated AncestryDNA® communities Read More

Ancestry security team confident Family Tree Maker vulnerability has not impacted Ancestry’s systems

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 22, 2020 in Website

We have been alerted to a potential security vulnerability at the MacKiev Company, which owns Family Tree Maker software. While we no longer have formal affiliation with the company, Family Tree Maker is used by some Ancestry customers to sync family trees between Family Tree Maker software and Ancestry. Based on our investigation, we do Read More

Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 18, 2020 in Website

Historian and host of the PBS television series “Finding Your Roots,” co-produced by Ancestry®, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes about why we commemorate Juneteenth, and explains the history behind the day (June 19).   “Juneteenth celebrates a declaration of freedom in Texas that occurred two months after Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union commander Read More

A Dad and Scientist’s View on Genomic Health

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 15, 2020 in Website

By Barry Starr, PhD, Director, Scientific Communications, Ancestry As we approach Father’s Day, I was excited to see results from a recent survey from Ancestry® that showed that dads, like me, know that understanding their genes can be foundational to how they care for their own health, and understand their family’s health. For example, the Read More

A note from Ancestry’s CEO

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 3, 2020 in Website

To our global community, Equality and racial justice are a shared responsibility. Ancestry stands in solidarity with the Black community and knows that Black Lives Matter. We recognize your pain and the feelings of fear and frustration over the injustices you face every day. Our hearts ache for the Floyd family, for their tragic loss, Read More