AncestryDNA Unveils Over 225 New Communities

Ancestry announced that they have released over 225 new AncestryDNA communities to help their members who have ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Utilizing their DNA network of over 15 million people, their vast collection of public family trees, and their patented Genetic Communities technology, AncestryDNA is able to identify groups of people with shared DNA and determine where their ancestors likely lived over the past 75-300 years.

Ancestry added 35+ new French American communities and 120+ new Canadian communities, with greater insights about British Canadian, French Canadian, and Acadian settlers. Your Acadian ancestors once played a significant role in Nova Scotia or Louisiana History. Some “Cadiens” established new lives in areas near the Mississippi River and New Orleans.

With 73 new United Kingdom communities, you might discover a link to family near Greater London and learn where your ancestors lived during the bustling Industrial Revolution, which began in the late 1700s.

Ancestry also added 14 new communities for descendents of primarily British settlers in Australia and New Zealand. During the late 1700s, Great Britain’s population was skyrocketing. Prisons were reaching capacity and agricultural resources were stretched thin.

As a solution, in 1787, 11 ships sailed from England to Australia to establish a new colony. Despite limited resources and drought, British settlers were able to attract a continuous flow of migrants as they founded new communities, cities, and cultures throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ancestry encourages its members to view their DNA story again. You may notice a new community waiting to be explored and shared with your family and other loved ones. As new people join the AncestryDNA network and science and technology continue to evolve, Ancestry expects that the number and granularity of communities offered will continue to increase.

A full list of all the AncestryDNA regions can be found here.

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