• 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 ...


  • 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...


  • Ancestry Launched Historical Marriage Index Collection

    Nov 19

    Ancestry announced the launch of the first phase of the 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...


  • 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...