An Australian sea Captain, a French artist's family and the Slovak ancestors of several Americans are some of the latest requests that we've had for research.
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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 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
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
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
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This week Ancestry released results of a survey we commissioned to understand how consumers view their health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, because of the pandemic, the survey found that 45% of parents are concerned about protecting their family’s health, and 42% of parents worry about the lasting implications of the virus on their Read More
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As a physician, it’s the moments of hope — when medicine finds a way to address a pressing human need — that matter the most. I’ve had a professional front seat to the fusion of DNA and medicine over the past 25 years and have experienced many meaningful moments where advances in science have prevented Read More
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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
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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
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