• Discover Your Hispanic Roots

    Sep 7

    Hispanic heritage stretches back more than five centuries, bringing together millions of people with their own unique stories. Hispanic individuals have used their experiences to make scientific breakthroughs, develop new technology, negotiate peace treaties, and improve working conditions for people all over the world. They’ve also made imp...


  • Korean Last Names, Naming Traditions, And Meanings

    Aug 28

    The Ancestry Team posted an article about Korean surnames. North Korea and South Korea share a border, but they couldn’t be more different. Referred to as a “hermit kingdom”, North Korea is an isolated country known for its authoritarian government. In contrast, South Korea is heavily influenced by Western culture, making it one of the l...


  • 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, ...


  • Geneanet Family Trees Index Available To Ancestry Customers

    Aug 7

    At Ancestry, we are committed to constantly growing and connecting our global community and enabling more people to easily discover, craft, and connect around their family story. Following Ancestry’s acquisition last year of leading French genealogy company Geneanet, we are now able to bring over a billion new records to our Ancestry comm...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...