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

How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need?

Posted by Juliana Szucs on April 23, 2019 in Website

The short answer is, How many people are in your family? If you’ve already taken the AncestryDNA® test, you may think you’re done.  You could test other family members, but since you’re related, they will have the same results as you, right? Not exactly. Both you and your biological family inherited your DNA from your Read More

Ancestry® Announces Coveted Content Releases and New, Game-Changing Family History Research Tools at RootsTech 2019

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 28, 2019 in AncestryDNA, Website

For the 9th consecutive year, we are thrilled to be participating in RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City.  It’s such a special event that unites tens of thousands of people who are curious, excited and passionate about family history. For more than 30 years, we too have shared your passion and are proud to introduce Read More