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  • Ancestry’s AI Helped Process 1950 Census

    Apr 14

    On April 1, 2022 the 1950 U.S. Census was released and Ancestry has been working around the clock to create over 150 million searchable records, state-by-state using their new AI handwriting recognition technology. Ancestry is excited to announce that just 9 days later, all states have been processed - the next step in enabling users to find r...

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  • Survey: Half of Americans Can’t Name All Four Grandparents

    Apr 3

    A new survey from Ancestry, the leader in family history, found more than half (53%) of Americans can’t name all four grandparents - demonstrating a knowledge gap in key information about more recent family history. Released every 10 years, census records are one of the most valuable ways people can learn about their family’s past, as they...

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  • NBC Announced Return of “Roots Less Traveled”

    Oct 26

    NBC and Litton Entertainment announced that “The More You Know,” NBC’s Daytime Emmy award-winning-three-hour Saturday morning programming block, returned for its sixth season on October 2, 2021. With that comes the return of “Roots Less Traveled”, hosted by Faruq Tauheed. Each week, in partnership with Ancestry, the series feature...

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  • Ancestry Appoints Executives to Propel Family History and AncestryDNA

    Oct 9

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, announced it has named former Amazon and Facebook executives to its leadership team. Brian Donnelly, formerly head of Diagnostics and Genomics at Amazon, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of AncestryDNA, and Ashish Nayyar, Facebook’s Senior Directo...

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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 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 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 Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Germanic Europe

    Feb 4

    Ancestry announced significant upgrades tp AncestryDNA communities for members with Germanic Europe and US Regions of New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. A Community is a group of AncestryDNA members who likely descend from a population of common ancestors – people who traveled to the same place around the same time, or from the s...

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  • Ancestry Launched Historical Marriage Index Collection

    Nov 19

    Ancestry announced the launch of the first phase of the Newspapers.com Marriage Index collection, powered by cutting-edge technology. They trained machine learning algorithms to comb through more than 600 million pages of digitized newspapers to extract and identify key names, relationships and other facts from marriage and engagement announce...

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  • Ancestry Updated its Family History App

    Nov 10

    Ancestry has added exciting updates to its Family History Mobile app. Those updates features improved accessibility, mobile search, and discover tab. This announcement is the beginning of a series of mobile advances to give you the best possible family history mobile experience. Here are some of the new features: Discover Tab: The new fe...

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