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  • Ancestry to Acquire French Genealogy Company Geneanet

    Sep 14

    Ancestry announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Geneanet, a leading French genealogy company. With over 30 billion records from more than 80 countries, Ancestry helps customers discover new details about their family story and ancestors. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. With a large and growing Europea...

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  • Ancestry Adds New Freedmen’s Bureau Collection

    Sep 7

    Ancestry spotlighted an important, yet often overlooked, part of American history by unveiling the world’s largest digitized and searchable collection of Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedman’s Bank records. This addition of more than 3.5 million records can help descendants of previously enslaved people in the U.S. learn more about their famil...

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  • Ancestry Makes its Terms and Conditions Clearer

    Aug 26

    Ancestry is committed to ensuring their customers understand the policies that govern the use of their products and services. On Aug. 3, they updated their Terms and Conditions. Ancestry heard back from you that they needed to be more clear about how they manage user provided content. Ancestry appreciates your feedback and have added new, c...

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  • Ancestry Launches Community Impact Program

    May 4

    Ancestry announced the launch of its new Community Impact Program, which aims to mobilize Ancestry resources and products to build more connected and resilient communities through preserving at-risk history and empowering the next generation of history makers. For nearly a decade, Ancestry has offered access to historical record collections...

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  • Ancestry Partners with The Home Edit for Meaningful Spring Cleaning

    Mar 4

    Ancestry, the leader in family history, has teamed up with The Home Edit to provide spring cleaning solutions to refresh the home and make the most of beloved heirlooms, family photos, historical documents and precious keepsakes. In a year where families have spent unprecedented time at home, The Home Edit professionals Joanna Teplin and Cl...

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  • Ancestry Works to Bring Black Family Histories Forward

    Feb 23

    Ancestry is expanding the resources it offers to Black family histories. Ancestry recognizes family history research can be challenging for Black Americans due to the long history of slavery in the U.S. and the lack of documentation about those who were enslaved. In an effort to aid in Black family history discoveries, Ancestry will be adding ...

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  • Ancestry will Discontinue AncestryHealth

    Jan 26

    For more than 30 years, Ancestry has provided a platform for people to discover, preserve and share the most important information about themselves and their families. As we enter 2021, more people around the world are embracing Family History to bring their families closer together and build more meaningful connections. In 2021, Ancestry...

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  • Ancestry’s COVID-19 Study Finds Gene Associated with Men

    Jul 21

    Ancestry announced a new, preliminary finding stemming from analysis of Ancestry's COVID-19 Research Study. Ancestry's scientists have identified a DNA region which may be associated with COVID-19 susceptibility near the IVNS1ABP gene. This association, only present in males, could help explain why the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 se...

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  • Ancestry Released Update on their COVID-19 Study

    Jul 2

    Ancestry has released information about their COVID-19 study in a blog post written by EVP of Health and DNA at Ancestry, Ron Park, MD. He reminds us that Ancestry's COVID-19 Study was launched to look for genetic clues on how individuals respond to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Ancestry is grateful to the nearly 600,000 peo...

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  • Using a Mobile App

    Apr 9

    For those with a Smart Phone / I-Phone, you can have easy access to your family tree information. Using the Ancestry.com App is considered one of the best to use. Right at your fingertips, you will view any new information or hints / clues that come in about your ancestors. There might even be an unknown photo available. With a lit...

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