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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

In Search of My Roots: an Animated Journey

How much do you really know about where you come from? YouTube star Domics faced that question on a trip to his native Philippines. Check out his popular video (at 2 million views and counting): The trip back home was just the start of Dominic’s story. Next he took an AncestryDNA test to discover more about his roots. Quick Guess from Mom and Dad Read More

How an AncestryDNA Test Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Americans rarely keep their New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships lapse, fast food is too tempting, and there’s never enough time to volunteer. Yet self-improvement shouldn’t always require Herculean willpower. Here are 5 common New Year’s resolutions and how a DNA test can help you keep them – for real this time. Try New Things Ready to Read More

The Surprising Link Between Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Benedict Cumberbatch was born to play Sherlock Holmes. Literally. The Sherlock connection runs in his blood. The star and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are directly related. Ancestry researchers recently made an amazing discovery: Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle share a common ancestor. They’re both descended from John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Read More

Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner Are Totally Related

Did you know Jennifer Lawrence and her American Hustle costar Jeremy Renner are related? Apparently, Ms. Lawrence herself has heard about it. The connection came up in a recent Wired interview,  in which Jennifer answered the Internet’s burning questions about her. Here are some of the things we’re all dying to know about J. Law, according to Wired and Google. The Answers Straight Read More

7 Amazing Things You Might Find in Your Family Tree

An AncestryDNA test, which reveals your ethnic mix, is just the beginning. Get ready to uncover some surprises. Here are 7 amazing things you might find in your family tree. You Could Find Out You’re Royal You don’t have to have a royal last name like Windsor to have royal blood. The surname Fitzroy, which means “son of Read More

Pearl Harbor Remembered: Brave Survivors Return 75 Years Later

Even after 75 years, December 7, 1941, the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, remains a date that lives in infamy. Gunner’s Mate Third Class Donald Stratton survived the attack. He and another 3 of the last 5 survivors from the U.S.S. Arizona returned to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary ceremonies on December Read More