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Articles of Interest Related to Family Ancestry

Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate
We’re always looking for new ways to help support our customers on their journeys of personal discovery. Often that means updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology. Last fall, we introduced the capability to provide more precise ethnicity estimates to our customers using an algorithm that analyzes Read More The post Understanding Your New Ethnicity Estimate appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need?
The short answer is, How many people are in your family? If you’ve already taken the AncestryDNA® test, you may think you’re done.  You could test other family members, but since you’re related, they will have the same results as you, right? Not exactly. Both you and your biological family inherited your DNA from your Read More The post How Many DNA Tests Does One Family Need? appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

You Asked, We Answered: New Updates to Our Latest Innovations
Last month at RootsTech our CEO Margo Georgiadis revealed three game changing innovations to give you a clearer and richer view of your history—helping you make more personal discoveries, faster. ThruLines™ illustrates how you may be connected to your DNA matches through a common ancestor — and gives you a clear view of how you’re Read More The post You Asked, We Answered: New Updates to Our Latest Innovations appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

DNA in Irish Research: The Missing Piece
Looking for your Irish ancestors can be like trying to put together a puzzle with only half the pieces. Many Irish records have been lost or destroyed, and oftentimes Irish ancestors who came to America left too few clues about where they came from. Fortunately, DNA can now provide much-needed puzzle pieces that can help Read More The post DNA in Irish Research: The Missing Piece appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a day to honor and celebrate the strength that all women share. In honor of this special day, we are highlighting five customers’ ancestors this week who embody grace, determination, and perseverance against all odds. Check back each day to read another incredible story. My grandmother, Ruth Helen Jines Varner, was Read More The post International Womens Day appeared first on Ancestry Blog.