• Free Irish Data Collections on

    Mar 16

    Searching for records about your Irish ancestors? has an Ireland family history research page where you can find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Irish ancestors. Some of these records are being offered for free. The Ireland family history research page on has a full list of d...


  • Ancestry Introduces We Remember

    Dec 5 has introduced a new website called We Remember. We Remember helps you celebrate your loved ones so that their story lives on. explains this new product this way: “With We Remember, you can quickly and easily create a free public memorial page for a loved one. Rather than being a research page, the We Remember page ...


  • 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”...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Family History Research Revealed Identity Theft

    Apr 27

    Genealogists and family historians typically use 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 user discovered a case of identity theft while using Nathan Laskoski died i...


  • Ancestry and Software MacKiev Introduce FamilySync

    Mar 23 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, retired their Family Tree Maker desktop software in 2015. At that time, Ancestry said they would support Family Tree Maker through...


  • Recently Added at – February 2017

    Feb 26

    Each month, 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's Recently Added and Updated Collections list. The default setting of the Recently Added and Updat...


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

    Feb 9 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...


  • and OraSure Technologies Settled a Lawsuit

    Feb 7

    A lawsuit that was filed by DNA Genotek, the subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, against 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...