Ancestry Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Germanic Europe

Ancestry announced significant upgrades tp AncestryDNA communities for members with Germanic Europe and US Regions of New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. A Community is a group of AncestryDNA members who likely descend from a population of common ancestors – people who traveled to the same place around the same time, or from the same place around the same time.

Ancestry’s Genetic Communities technology detects groups of AncestryDNA members who are most likely connected because they share recent ancestors who came from the same community (such as Ulster Irish) or culture (such as Afro-Caribbean Peoples of Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua).

Using their Genetic Communities technology, Ancestry analyzes genetic conditions between groups of AncestryDNA members. They then use public family trees, ethnicity data, and historical records to determine where this group of people lived over time.

Ethnic regions in your ethnicity estimate connect you to world populations your DNA looks most like. Communities, however, may show recent people and places your DNA connects you to. The strength behind Ancestry’s communities is their unparalleled DNA network of over 18 million people and the largest network of family trees, with over 100 million. You can discover your origins from over 1,300 regions worldwide.

Ancestry’s updated communities now include 33 in Germanic Europe (up from 15), 151 in Mid-Atlantic (up from 25), 138 in Midwest (ip from 6) and 26 in New England (up from 9).

As the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, Ancestry is continuously developing new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowering you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. They encourage you to look at your DNA story again to see if you have a new community waiting to be explored to share with your family and other loved ones.

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