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Silver Lake to invest in

The following teaser is from an article posted on Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has agreed to acquire a minority stake in in a deal that values the privately held genealogy website at $2.6 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The investment represents a bet that Ancestry’s […]

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Share Your AncestryDNA Ethnicity Results

AncestryDNA recently launched a new feature that allows individuals to share their ethnicity results. I tried it out, sending the results to select family members by email – as well as posting to Facebook. Note that I had to allow the pop-up for Facebook sharing. I didn’t spot the block at first and wondered why […]

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Ancestry DNA Test – 20% Off! – Just $79 – Sale Ends This Monday, August 17, 2015

AncestryDNA is once again running a 20% off promotion on their DNA test! The promotion ends Monday, August 17, 2015. The $79 price is the best price they have ever offered to my knowledge. This is a deal you can’t get everyday (although this is the 3rd time this year!). AncestryDNA has been in the […]

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Ancestry Helps “Hicks Baby” Find Her Mother

The following is from the August 5 New York Daily News. It took one woman more than half a century to find a piece of her familial roots. Kriste Hughes, 51, was reunited with her birth mother and brother after a lengthy search. Hughes was one of 200 children sold into adoption on the black […]

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AncestryDNA & Calico to Research the Genetics of the Human Lifespan

The following news release was received from Collaboration Will Analyze Family History and Genetics to Facilitate Development of Cutting-Edge Therapeutics PROVO, Utah and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AncestryDNA, an industry leader in consumer genetics, and Calico, a company focused on longevity research and therapeutics, today announced an effort […]

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Ancestry Launches AncestryHealth

The following press release is from Matthew Deighton at Dr. Cathy Petti Joins as Chief Health Officer to Spearhead Company’s Global Health Initiatives (PROVO, Utah) – July 16, 2015 – Ancestry (, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced the launch of AncestryHealth (, a new entity and resource to empower […]

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Ancestry DNA HIts 1 Million People in Their DNA Autosomal Database

Big News Day! AncestryDNA just hit 1 million people in their DNA Autosomal Database! See the blog post below from my friend, Anna Swayne. The following is a teaser from the blog post: We just hit a huge milestone, and we are excited to celebrate! In just three short years AncestryDNA has genetically tested […]

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Understanding AncestryDNA

Why is DNA research so difficult to understand? Simple, it is a very complex topic. You first learned about DNA in high school biology. You probably then did your best to forget about DNA until about a decade ago when DNA testing became a reality as an affordable, relatively speaking, individual identifier and tool for […]

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Ancestry DNA Kits on Sale for 10% Off Through Father’s Day, June 21, 2015

As I’ve written before, AncestryDNA has been in the news a lot this last year, with their new DNA Circles, shared ancestor hints, and New Ancestor Discoveries. Patty and I both got new AncestryDNA tests done a few months ago, and now have more ancestors, cousins and connections than we can keep up with. If […]

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AncestryDNA Offers Their Test for 20% Off through Monday, August 17! Just $79

AncestryDNA is once again running a supersale on their DNA test. It’s again 20% off – but only through Monday, August 17. The test is normally $99 – so you can save about $20 by buying now. The promotion is running from April 23 through April 27, and again, is at a full 20% off! […]

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AncestryDNA Launches New Technology Called New Ancestor Discoveries

A few days ago, AncestryDNA launched a new program called New Ancestor Discoveries. I’ve been swamped with the editing of several new books and Insta-Guides that are about to launch at FRPC and have just now gotten time to check it out. I got an email from Ancestry saying that I had matches in the […]

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Ancestry Launches Enhanced DNA Matching & the beta for DNA Circles

This morning, Ancestry launched their new, enhanced DNA matching and the beta for DNA Circles, the new name for what was DNA match groups. I went on Ancestry and checked out my matches. My DNA matches are few because all Ancestry has in their database from me is data from collection that was done by […]

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AncestryDNA Upgrades the Methods Used for Cousin Matches

The following teaser was posted on the blog on August 1. Very interesting… I’ve always felt that DNA matches were often VERY overmatched… Now I know why. Overmatching is evident throughout all populations, but is most pronounced for those with Jewish and hispanic ancestry it seems. AncestryDNA customers with significant Jewish ancestry have witnessed […]

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AncestryDNA Advances Exploration of African American Ethnic Origins by Coupling Genetic Science With Historical Records

The following news release was written by staff and distributed via Marketwired News Releases: PROVO, UT — (Marketwired) — 02/26/14 — Thanks to cutting-edge genetic science from AncestryDNA, African Americans are now able to make new discoveries about their ethnic origins, learning about the people and cultures that have been a part of their […]

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AncestryDNA’s Autosomal DNA Test – Don’t by Scared Off From It.

Writing at The Genetic Genealogist, Blayne Bettinger, tells us why we shouldn’t let anyone talk us out of using AncestryDNA’s autosomal DNA test… The following teaser is from Bettinger’s blog: Many genetic genealogists, myself included, have had incredible success using AncestryDNA’s autosomal DNA test. Personally, several of my own major DNA discoveries have occurred though […]

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