Past Articles

Ancestry® Unveils 75 New Communities for Members with Ties to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and More

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 Read More

A note from Ancestry’s CEO

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 24, 2020 in Website

To our community, As the global effect of COVID-19 continues to evolve, Ancestry is committed to the health and safety of our employees and members and serving our community. Our hearts go out to anyone in our worldwide family who may be affected by COVID-19.  I believe it’s important that we approach this time of Read More

Find Your Personal Connection to the Fight for Voter Equality

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 3, 2020 in Website

As We Approach the Centennial of the 19th Amendment Ratification,  Ancestry® Invites You to Make Them Count Just 100 years ago, many women could not cast a ballot due to discriminatory laws in their home states. This upcoming August 26 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which removed discrimination in voting Read More

Ancestry® Announces Significant Content Additions and Improved Family History Research Tools at RootsTech, Empowering More Discoveries

Posted by Ancestry Team on February 26, 2020 in Website

Today at the 10th anniversary of RootsTech, the largest family history technology conference, Ancestry® announced the release of game-changing content collections and innovative tools to help answer more questions about your family’s past. For more than 30 years, Ancestry has continued its unwavering commitment to family history. We pride ourselves on being a human-centered company Read More

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

Tom Hanks Surprised by Ancestry® Discovery That He’s Related to Mr. Rogers, His Onscreen Character

Posted by Ancestry Team on November 20, 2019 in Entertainment

At the New York City Red Carpet Screening for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” this week, Tom Hanks was shocked to learn he is a distant relative to Fred Rogers, the beloved television personality who he will portray in the movie. Access Hollywood revealed the powerful Ancestry® discovery to Tom and his wife, Rita Read More