• 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...


  • Ancestry’s Ethnicity Update Could Include More Scotland

    Oct 22

    Ancestry's 2020 ethnicity update is the first time they are dividing results in the UK and Ireland into four populations instead of two. As such, your latest results could include more Scotland in your ethnicity estimates. Over the years, the names of Ancestry's ethnicity regions for the UK and Ireland have changed, but they've always had o...


  • Ancestry and Bright Pink Join in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 8

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States, which is why Ancestry and Bright Pink kicked-off a Breast Cancer Awareness Month education initiative. The partners launched a new, online information center on Ancestry's website featuring a series of videos, candid conversations and resources to help women navigate their breast h...


  • Ancestry is Committed to Preserving Memory of the Holocaust

    Sep 3

    Ancestry announced that they have long been committed to preserving at-risk history and culturally important collections. They offer over 1,000 collections available at no cost to the public that span a wide variety of geographies, cultures and communities, including those specific to enslaved individuals, the internment of Japanese Americans ...


  • Quest Diagnostics Launched NGS Engine to Power AncestryHealth

    Aug 20

    A new innovation in advanced genetic sequencing automation from Quest Diagnostics will now enable individuals to access highly accurate genetic testing providing insights into inherited diseases including cancers of the breast, colon, and other conditions through AncestryHealth. Quest developed a faster and cheaper way to perform next gener...


  • Ancestry Updated Communities in Asia, Australia, and More

    Aug 4

    Ancestry has unveiled updated AncestryDNA communities to help members who have ties to Asia, Polynesia, South Africa, and Australia. The update enables members to better pinpoint where in the world their ancestor were most likely from. Ancestry is constantly developing new ways for members to learn more about themselves through DNA and is e...


  • Ancestry Invites You to Help Advance Research to Fight COVID-19

    May 5

    Ancestry is doing their part to support the global research community in the quest to defeat COVID-19 by launching a research project to explore potential genetic cues in the response to the virus. Ancestry is asking those who have taken an AncestryDNA test to participate in the research project. Ancestry has launched a survey through their...


  • Ancestry Unveiled 75 New Communities

    Apr 21

    Ancestry is proud to unveil 75 new AncestryDNA communities to help members who have ties to Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Africa. The addition of new communities allows Ancestry to better pinpoint where in the world your ancestors are from. This means there may be some changes to your results. By lever...


  • Top Two DNA Kits

    Dec 23

    With the wide variety of available DNA kits you might wonder which are considered the top two DNA kits out of the top five selling kits offered. There were two services which consistently led all assessments by other surveyors, while also offering strong privacy options and a large sample size. These top two had their services examined for not o...


  • Your Privacy is Ancestry’s Top Priority

    Dec 3 has made it clear that your privacy is important to them. This comes after a controversial decision made by GEDmatch to open its database of nearly one million users to law enforcement following the issuance of a search warrant. Many of those users had not consented to such access. Ancestry believes that GEDmatch could have don...