Justina Machado on Finding Your Roots – Presented by Ancestry® | Ancestry

– Oh wow! – [Gates] See what I mean? – Wow. Puerto Rico has been a United States possession for more than a century. And while Puerto Ricans are American citizens free to move anywhere within the country when they come to the mainland they’re leaving behind their island’s culture and its history. For many, […]

Ancestry Commercial – Discover Who You REALLY Are with Ancestry

I’m really excited to see my results, I’ve always wanted to learn more about my lineage and family history! My grandma passed when I was young, so I’m excited to learn about my family tree. My parents never really told me a lot about my relatives, so I’m excited to learn more about who I’m […]

Finding My Lost Polish Family [Kult America]

New York City is a town littered in the memories of immigrants. I’m proud to say that my great-grandparents from small villages in Poland were among them. Upon arrival most Americanized their name and forgot their native language, but the ancestral identity remained a key part of who we were. Poland is in my blood, […]

Are Home DNA Kits Hiding a Secret?

Personal data doesn’t get much more personal than this- that’s your DNA. Consumer testing companies promise that in exchange for a vial of spit and a fee, they’ll reveal your heritage and clues to your health. Called direct-to-consumer genetic testing, the industry has grown in popularity- sales are projected to triple in the next five […]

Was That Really Me? A Look Back at Awkward Yearbook Photos | Jeni | Ancestry

– That is, that is awkward. No, no, no, no, no. (upbeat music) So this was what I thought 4th graders wanted to wear. It was a shirt that was sewn into the jacket, (chuckles) so you put the whole thing on. And I ended up looking like a secretary from Little House on the […]

You Should Be Worried About Your DNA Privacy

DNA tests like 23andMe and AncestryDNA are becoming more and more popular. This raises privacy concerns — and not just for those taking the tests. Soon the concept of privacy, as we know it, will come to an end. Back in April, police arrested a man as the Golden State Killer, an infamous alleged serial […]

DNA Tests Revealed!

we and others have turned this into a very automated process where you can put in saliva get out DNA Joe Pickrell is a geneticist and CEO at Gencove a company that makes genomic data accessible and interpretable. Most of the the tests that you’re familiar with and that we’ve used are based around a […]

AncestryDNA | Create and Activate an Account | Ancestry

Once you get your AncestryDNA kit, there are important things you need to do to get started. First, you’ll need to set up an Ancestry account online, if you don’t already have one. It just takes an email address and a password, which will be securely encrypted in our system. Next, you’ll need to activate […]