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  • Tracing British Roots With DNA and Records

    Apr 10

    Britain, particularly England and Wales, has a rich legacy of historical documents where we can find traces of our ancestors’ lives, Christina Copland, PHD, Professional Genealogist at Ancestry, wrote. Nonetheless, building your British family tree doesn’t come without challenges. The past 300 years have been a time if increasing migrat...

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  • Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month

    Mar 7

    Arab Americans are responsible for advances in diplomacy, science, technology, civil rights, social justice, art, and culture. The U.S. Department of State estimates that Arab Americans account for around 3 million members of the country’s population. While Arab American Foundation started an initiative to celebrate Arab American Heritage Mo...

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  • The Story Behind Women’s History Month

    Feb 26

    Since the 1980s, March has been dedicated to Women’s History Month to celebrate the contributions women have made to society throughout history, Ancestry  reported. Everyone has remarkable women in their families worthy of acknowledgement and celebration, and Ancestry can assist with documenting and discovering the impressive, empowering st...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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...

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