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Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.<p>In 2013, I sent over my spit kit to 23andMe. After a couple of weeks, 23andMe notified me that I was 71.3% West African. My results didn’t specify which specific countries in …

DNA

Ancestry.com Dives into Heritage Tours

Ancestry.com and Go Ahead Tours have launched new itineraries where travelers can explore their personal histories.

Travel

Discover Your Origins With The AncestryDNA Test—It's 20% Off Right Now

The easy test can help fill in the missing parts of your family history.<p>Your family may have lived in the same place for generations. They also may have migrated from anywhere in the world.<p>If you want to figure out your family’s mystery—and taking a trip to an old library to comb through documents …

DNA

Ancestry CEO steps down, IPO delayed

Tim Sullivan is stepping down as CEO of geneology site Ancestry.com, which has been gearing up to go public. The company was most recently valued at …

Business

Ancestry postpones IPO after longtime CEO steps down

Ancestry, the family history and genomic testing website, disclosed on Tuesday that it will postpone its initial public offering after longtime chief …

Genealogy

Commercial Ancestry Tests Can Reveal How Much Neanderthal DNA You Have

If you're interested in learning more information about your family tree than you can get from relatives or searching through historical documents in …

DNA

If White Supremacists Tested Their Ancestry, They'd Literally Hate Themselves

Genetic testing: This machine kills fascists.<p>The thing about human beings claiming superiority over others based on genetics is that, whether you believe in creationism or evolution, we all come from the same peeps, <i>soooooooo</i>...<p>As comedy group Hot Shit Machine illustrates, if they traced their …

White Supremacism

Ha! Some White Supremacists Are Taking DNA Tests and Getting Shocking Results

What’s a white supremacist to do when a DNA ancestry result shows a member to be less than ideal genetically “European”? Question the methodology or …

Racism

Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?

The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that …

Racism

White Supremacists Taking Ancestry Tests Aren't Happy About The Results

Not too long ago, white nationalism was a fringe movement of isolated people. Now, it’s gained a very ugly new relevance. Tiki torches are lit, …

Racism

Genetic home testing: why it's not such a great guide to your ancestry or disease risk

Genetic variation is an unavoidable feature of life. As a consequence of this – and unless you are an identical twin – you are genetically unique. …

DNA

Ancestry.com's Docker Story and How It Eventually Led to Kubernetes

Paul MacKay, software engineer architect at Ancestry.com spoke recently at the Microservices Virtual Summit and laid out the issues with adopting …

DevOps

Where Are Your Ancestors From?

How much do you know about your ancestry? I’ve always liked hearing stories about my parents’ relatives in England and Poland, as well as looking …

DNA

6 Women Reveal the Family Mysteries They Solved Using Ancestry DNA Tests

Are they worth the time and money? Here's what our testers thought.<p>One of the best-selling product during Amazon's Prime Day sale earlier this week? …

Genealogy

DNA Test Fun: Ancestry Travel Inspiration!

Shares 241<p>“Do DNA kits even work?” I muttered, pulling the colorful box from its packaging. I’ve heard of so many people learning their ancestry from …

DNA

Who is America? A look at the nation's demographics

In his 1796 farewell address, George Washington described his countrymen as “citizens, by birth or choice.” At the time, the nation had roughly 4 …

Human Geography

People look to DNA testing to bridge the African diaspora

Genetic testing is becoming a popular way to reach across the African diaspora, the Atlantic reports from the Aspen Ideas Festival. African Ancestry …

Science

Ancestry.com Highlights the Diversity of Descendants of Declaration Signers

Ancestry.com has a message for America this Fourth of July weekend: We're all a lot more alike than we realize.<p>In the first work to come from Droga5 …

Johnson & Johnson

Canada’s DNA reveals surprising ancestry

Canadians take great pride in celebrating the country’s diversity. But do we really know where we come from?<p>Ancestry, the family history website …

Canadian News

Everyone of European ancestry is descended from royalty, claims geneticist

Pass me my crown 👸<p>If you've always thought a crown would sit very nicely on your head, thank you very much, then we have some news that may please …

Genealogy

How Ancestry's Amazing Utah Office is Both Inspiring and Sentimental

Ancestry's 200,000-square-foot Utah headquarters, designed by Rapt Studio, is a sight to behold, but it's the employees' stories that really make it come alive.

Amazing

Ancestry Travel Is a Thing, You Should Try It

If you’ve ever looked into your roots, or even gotten sucked into a commercial for Ancestry.com, you may be a perfect candidate for ancestry travel. …

Genealogy

Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Roots

For generations, cross-referencing tombstones at the cemetery and vital records was required to unlock your lineage.<p>But now, you can easily uncover …

Genealogy

Genealogy company Ancestry migrates entire infrastructure to AWS

Ancestry is a 34-year-old company and is rarely mentioned for its technological prowess, but it deals in data at a massive scale.<p>Genealogy service …

Genealogy

Ancestry is moving 10 petabytes of genealogy data to AWS

Ancestry is going all-in on Amazon Web Services, plans to migrate a massive 10 petabytes of genealogy and genetics data from its private servers.<p>The move is already underway, and the company has migrated 8PB thus far, according to Nat Natarajan, the company’s executive vice president of product and …

Genealogy

Can Genealogy Sites Use Your DNA However They Want?

Let's be honest, no one reads the "terms and conditions" and privacy policies when signing up for an online service. A few years ago, researchers …

Genealogy

Mapped: American people’s ancestry

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”; instead, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange …

Genealogy

Seven Generations of the 911

Porsche recently celebrated a milestone as the one millionth 911 rolled off the assembly line on May 11, 2017. The iconic shape of the 911 is …

Generations

White Cop Learns of African Ancestry, Sues Police Dept. for Discrimination

Who knew getting the results of your ancestry could lead to a lawsuit? This is what happened to Michigan police officer Cleon Brown. Brown, who has …

Discrimination

CMO of Ancestry on Marketing with Purpose

Vineet Mehra has just undertaken the job of a lifetime. Well, lots of lifetimes because at Ancestry they are in the business of documenting our …

Marketing