• Welsh Last Names: Meanings and Popularity

    Sep 15

    As the land of Dylan Thomas and medieval castles, Wales has a fascinating history rooted in Celtic origins. That history lives on in the country’s chapels, cathedrals, and rolling green hills. If you’re curious about your Welsh heritage, the first step is to learn more about the most common surnames, the Ancestry Team wrote. About 500 ...


  • Tracing Mexican Roots With DNA Records

    Aug 21

    Ancestry has provided helpful information about how to trace your Mexican roots with DNA and records. The information was posted under Family History by Jensen Cordon, Professional Genealogist at Ancestry. Immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has been ongoing for hundreds of years. But tracing your family’s story across time and borders ca...


  • Ancestry To Apply AI-Driven Handwriting Recognition Technology

    Jun 7

    The Ancestry Team stated that access to this highly anticipated census collection will be available to search sooner than any previous census collection. Using new, proprietary Artificial intelligence (AI) handwriting recognition technology, Ancestry announced it will deliver a searchable index of the 1931 Census of Canada to customer...


  • Ancestry Survey Reveals Americans Know Little About Mom’s Past

    May 1

    Ancestry, the leader in family history, released survey findings that revealed Americans may have a blind spot about what their parents’ lives were like before parenthood. In fact, only 37% are familiar with their mother’s life before having them - yet, an overwhelming majority of moms (79%) are willing to share their stories. Despite t...


  • Ancestry Shares Corporate Responsibility Progress

    Apr 4

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history published its second annual Impact Report, detailing the company’s corporate responsibility approach and announcing progress against goals in three core areas: ethical business practices; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and community impact. Demonstrating a commitment to a better future, ...


  • Ancestry Launches Storymaker Studio

    Mar 21

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, announced the launch of Storymaker Studio, a new feature in the Ancestry app that easily allows users to create bite-sized stories from their family history and share them within the Ancestry community and on their personal social media channels. Now, with Storymaker Studio, ...


  • Ancestry Celebrates 40 Years of Family History Discovery

    Mar 9

    At RootsTech 2023, the world’s largest genealogy conference, Ancestry celebrated 40 years of empowering research and personal discovery through family history. Over the past four decades, Ancestry has advanced family history though product innovations, record collections and genomic discoveries. Largest Content Collection in History Si...


  • AncestryDNA Announces New Regions and Increased Precision

    Sep 27

    As the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, Ancestry continuously develops new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowers you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. With evolving DNA science, Ancestry updates its AncestryDNA ethnicity estimate which connects people whose ancestors may have l...


  • AncestryDNA Expands To 54 New Markets Globally

    Sep 6

    AncestryDNA has expanded to 54 new markets across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Now available to consumers in 89 countries and territories on 5 continents, this expansion more than doubles the number of markets where people can access AncestryDNA, enabling millions more people to find and connect with family. ...


  • Ancestry Introduces SideView for Greater DNA Insights

    Apr 21

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, unveiled SideView technology, a first-of-its-kind scientific innovation that separates DNA into parental sides giving AncestryDNA customers new insights into which side of the family they inherited their genetics from.  With more than 20 million people in its growing cons...