• AncestryDNA Unveils Over 225 New Communities

    Jul 4

    Ancestry announced that they have released over 225 new AncestryDNA communities to help their members who have ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Utilizing their DNA network of over 15 million people, their vast collection of public family trees, and their patented Genetic Communities technology, Ancest...


  • Ancestry Surpasses 15 Million DNA Customers

    Jun 4

    Ancestry announced that 15 million customers have received AncestryDNA results. As the network of people who have taken an AncestryDNA test continues to grow, it makes Ancestry more able to deliver granular insights about heritage and compelling new paths to learn about ourselves through genetics. Ancestry identified three areas which can b...


  • Ancestry Helps Users Understand New Ethnicity Estimate

    May 9

    Ancestry posted a blog titled: “Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate”. The post includes information about how Ancestry users can better understand their new ethnicity estimate. Ancestry announced in September of 2018 that they would deliver ethnicity estimates with increased precision to their customers. The ethnicity estimat...


  • Ancestry Announced New Family History Tools

    Mar 5

    Ancestry announced the release of new, game-changing, family history research tools at RootsTech 2019. Those tools include: MyTreeTags, New & Improved DNA Matches, and ThruLines. MyTreeTags is a simple new way to organize your family research. You can apply labels called MyTreeTags to people in your family tree to indicate whether your resea...


  • 23andMe Sues Ancestry for Patent Infringement

    May 19

    GenomeWeb, an independent online news organization based in New York, has been around since 1997. It's mission is to cover the scientific and economic ecosystem spurred by the advent of high-throughput genome sequencing. GenomeWeb reported that 23andMe has sued for patent infringement and misleading marketing. GenomeWeb points out t...


  • Ancestry Takes Action After RootsWeb Server Breach

    Jan 1 alerted its users that a data breach occurred on a specific RootsWeb server. The information received by Ancestry's Information Security Team came from a security researcher who said he found a file containing email addresses/username and password combinations as well as user names from a server. pointed ou...


  • Ancestry Lets Customers Opt-Out of DNA Matches

    Nov 9

    One of the reasons why genealogists choose to take a DNA test is because they hope their results will help them add to their family tree. DNA is one resource that can connect two people, who don't know each other, but are related. Ancestry is allowing customers to opt-out of having their DNA results shared. This appears to be causing some controv...


  • Common Misspellings

    Sep 13

    Oh, there is a list of very common misspellings to terms used in relationship with your family history research. One of the most common yet with also acceptable but confusing spellings is Descendent and Descendant. Note the last three letters can be 'ent' or 'ant'. Both are acceptable in reference to a person descended from a specified person bas...


  • Related to a U. S. President ?

    Aug 21

    Everyone loves when they find and verify that a well-known person is a part of their family tree. Some of the celebrated relationships would be tied to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower, Patriots from the American Revolution or a U. S. President. Using the online site 'US Presidents' with all 45 presidents, the First Families, their Biographies, phot...


  • 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...