6 Weird But True Facts About DNA

Our DNA is amazing. And over the years scientists have discovered some stunning facts. Here are 6 weird but true facts about DNA. 1. Your DNA could stretch from the earth to the sun and back ~600 times. If unwound and linked together, the strands of DNA in each of your cells would be 6 feet long. With Read More

Why An AncestryDNA Kit Is the Perfect Birthday Gift

Are you looking for a unique, personal birthday gift? Something that helps someone make incredible discoveries about themselves and shows your interest in them and their journey? With over 3 million people tested, an AncestryDNA kit can help you discover more stories than ever. It has linked long-separated siblings and helped users uncover lost paternal Read More

Behind the Ancestry Commercial with Channing Joseph

Have you seen the Ancestry commercial where Channing Joseph talks about Marianne Gaspard, his 5th-great-grandmother? If so you no doubt wondered, “Is there more to Channing’s story? Who was Marianne Gaspard?” It All Began With A College Kid’s Curiosity Channing studied abroad in South Africa. He watched Roots and read a lot of books about African Read More

What Makes You, You?

A few times a week, YouTube star Jack Douglass asks his 2.7 million YouTube channel subscribers a question. He then shares their most interesting answers the following day, in an episode of Yesterday I Asked You (YIAY). His fascinating question in YIAY #310: In percentages, what makes you, you? He got some pretty amusing answers, Read More

Quiz: How Irish Are You?

Sure, you can fake an Irish brogue and proudly wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. But how Irish are you really? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of all things Irish: How did you do? Are you as Irish as you thought? Find out how Irish you really are — just take an AncestryDNA Read More

What 770,000 Tubes of Saliva Reveal About America

What do you do with 770,000 tubes of saliva collected from AncestryDNA customers? Ancestry scientists have an unusual answer: Create a ground-breaking map of America’s history-based diversity using the genetic data from the analysis of the samples. This unique map shows this country’s great migrations, the echoes of our pioneer ancestors in our genes today. What The Map Reveals Each Read More

Reunited at Last: 5 Heartwarming Stories of Finding Long Lost Family

Few stories are more moving than those of adoptees and other long lost family members finding each other. 2016 had quite a few, but here are 5 of the most heart-warming tales of DNA tests bringing families together. 3 Sisters Meet for the First Time on a British Airways Flight Texas native Ann Burrage was Read More

Behind the Ancestry Commercial: Livie From All Nations

Livie was so confident she was simply “Hispanic” that she wondered if taking a DNA test was a waste. When she actually got her AncestryDNA results, though, she was shocked. Take a look: Livie’s got a great story, even in 30 seconds, but it’s what she found out after the test that’s even more amazing. Read More