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  • Ancestry Enhances Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results

    Jul 14

    Ancestry put together a blog post regarding the way people can view, collaborate on, or manage the results of their own (or their relative's) AncestryDNA test. The changes described in the blog post will go into effect as of July 18, 2017. The new terminology to know is: Owner, Manager, Collaborator, and Viewer. Ancestry explains “Owner”...

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  • RootsMagic and Ancestry are Working Together Now

    Jul 4

    Ancestry reminded people that they have been working with RootsMagic, a leading desktop genealogy application, to allow Ancestry subscribers to connect their Ancestry accounts to the RootsMagic software. Now, Ancestry has developed a new technology that will allow people to integrate Ancestry Hints and Ancestry's record and online trees with Root...

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  • Ancestry Clarifies What They Do With Your DNA

    Jun 6

    A controversial article that was posted on Medium raised questions about the ownership rights people have over the DNA sample they send to AncestryDNA. The article focused on language in Ancestry's Terms of Service. Ancestry responded by clarifying their Terms of Service. On May 17, 2017, Joel Winston posted an article on Medium that was repos...

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  • Family History Research Revealed Identity Theft

    Apr 27

    Genealogists and family historians typically use Ancestry.com in order to learn more about their relatives and ancestors. The popular genealogy website has many collections of a variety of records that hold important personal information. One Ancestry.com user discovered a case of identity theft while using Ancestry.com. Nathan Laskoski died i...

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  • Ancestry and Software MacKiev Introduce FamilySync

    Mar 23

    Ancestry.com announced that it has been co-developing a new Ancestry gateway with Software MacKiev. The result of that collaboration is going to be released at the end of March 2017. As you may recall, Ancestry.com retired their Family Tree Maker desktop software in 2015. At that time, Ancestry said they would support Family Tree Maker through...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – February 2017

    Feb 26

    Each month, Ancestry.com adds brand new collections to the vast resources it offers genealogists. It also frequently updates existing collections. The easiest way to keep track of what has been recently added or updated is to visit Ancestry.com's Recently Added and Updated Collections list. The default setting of the Recently Added and Updat...

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  • 770,000 Saliva Samples Reveal Post-Colonial Population of North America

    Feb 9

    Ancestry.com announced that the work done by their science team has been published in Nature Communications. 770,000 saliva samples, taken from AncestryDNA customers over the past five years, have been used to create a map of post-colonial America. The work of Ancestry's science team has been published in Nature Communications. The title of the...

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  • Ancestry.com and OraSure Technologies Settled a Lawsuit

    Feb 7

    A lawsuit that was filed by DNA Genotek, the subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, against Ancestry.com has been settled. The lawsuit involved DNA testing technology. In short, the lawsuit was regarding technology for collecting DNA via saliva samples. Exactly what led up to the lawsuit is a bit confusing. It appears that DNA Genotek created s...

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  • Recently Added at Ancestry.com – January 2017

    Jan 26

    Every month, Ancestry.com adds brand new information to its collections. It also updates existing collections. Genealogists who searched a specific collection, and did not find what they were looking for, should come back later and give it another try. The easiest way to discover what's new is to view the Recently Added and Updated Collections l...

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  • AncestryDNA Surpasses 3 Million Customers

    Jan 17

    AncestryDNA, the world's largest genetic testing company, has now become 3,000,000 people strong. That means there are now more than 300,000 people genotyped by AncestryDNA who are connecting to family members. AncestryDNA is a DNA testing service that utilizes some of the latest autosomal testing technology to revolutionize the way people d...

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