The many ways our family has grown.

Company Overview

Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.

  • Launched in May 2012, AncestryDNA is the world’s largest consumer DNA database with DNA samples from more than two million people.
  • AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets.
  • Ancestry has more than two million paying subscribers across all its family history websites.
  • Ancestry has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.
  • The Ancestry brand family encompasses Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave, and more.
  • The company’s management team, led by CEO Tim Sullivan, is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies like Match.com, Ticketmaster, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, eBay, Novell, and Stub Hub.
  • Ancestry revenues have increased from $225 million in 2009 to $680 million in 2015.
  • Ancestry is a private company with multiple strategic equity investors including Silver Lake and GIC along with Permira funds, Spectrum Equity, and Ancestry management.
  • 30

    international markets

  • 2

    million

    paying subscribers

  • $680

    million

    annual revenue

Records and Content

Ancestry hosts the world’s largest online collection of family history records.

  • More than 18 billion records have been added to the site over the past 20 years, and Ancestry adds an average of two million records to its website each day.
  • Ancestry members have created 80 million family trees containing more than eight billion ancestral profiles and have uploaded and attached more than 300 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories to their trees.
  • Ancestry subscribers have made more than eight billion connections between their trees and other subscribers’ trees since the feature was added to the site in early 2008.
  • Ancestry users can access records dating back to the 13th century.
  • Ancestry has over 12 billion U.S. records on its sites.
  • Ancestry hosts records from over 80 countries worldwide.
  • Ancestry.co.uk hosts the UK’s largest online collection of family history records with more than one billion searchable records.
  • 18

    billion

    records

  • 80

    countries

    of origin

  • 80

    million

    family trees

  • 8

    billion

    connections

Product and Technology

Ancestry currently manages about 10 petabytes of structured and unstructured data, including billions of records detailing births, marriages, deaths, military service, and immigration.

  • AncestryDNA has a growing database of more than two million people and more than four million 3rd cousin and closer matches have been surfaced for customers.
  • The Ancestry Mobile app for iOS and Android has been downloaded cumulatively more than 13 million times since inception (Jan 2011).
  • The Ancestry mobile app is a 2013 APPY Award winner under the reference category and a 2016 Webby award winner in mobile app reference and education category.
  • On average, more than 75 million searches are handled by Ancestry servers daily.
  • Ancestry has more than 30 patents or patents pending with the majority focused around the technology used to digitize and index historical records and put them online.
  • 2

    million

    people DNA-tested

  • 75

    million

    searches daily

  • 13

    million

    app downloads

  • 2016

    Webby

    Award

Our People

Ancestry has 1,400 employees located around the world, with 1,000 employees in Utah, 175 employees in San Francisco, and approximately 70 employees in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, Ancestry also has offices in San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Munich, Germany.
  • Ancestry is recognized as a best company to work for by Utah Business magazine and San Francisco Business Times.
  • 1400

    employees

  • 7

    offices

    worldwide

  • Best

    Place

    to Work award

Company Overview
  • Launched in May 2012, AncestryDNA is the world’s largest consumer DNA database with DNA samples from more than two million people.
  • AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets.
  • Ancestry has more than two million paying subscribers across all its family history websites.
  • Ancestry has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.
  • The Ancestry brand family encompasses Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave, and more.
  • The company’s management team, led by CEO Tim Sullivan, is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies like Match.com, Ticketmaster, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, eBay, Novell, and Stub Hub.
  • Ancestry revenues have increased from $225 million in 2009 to $680 million in 2015.
  • Ancestry is a private company with multiple strategic equity investors including Silver Lake and GIC along with Permira funds, Spectrum Equity, and Ancestry management.
Records and Content
  • More than 18 billion records have been added to the site over the past 20 years, and Ancestry adds an average of two million records to its website each day.
  • Ancestry members have created 80 million family trees containing more than eight billion ancestral profiles and have uploaded and attached more than 300 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories to their trees.
  • Ancestry subscribers have made more than eight billion connections between their trees and other subscribers’ trees since the feature was added to the site in early 2008.
  • Ancestry users can access records dating back to the 13th century.
  • Ancestry has over 12 billion U.S. records on its sites.
  • Ancestry hosts records from over 80 countries worldwide.
  • Ancestry.co.uk hosts the UK’s largest online collection of family history records with more than one billion searchable records.
Product and Technology
  • AncestryDNA has a growing database of more than two million people and more than four million 3rd cousin and closer matches have been surfaced for customers.
  • The Ancestry Mobile app for iOS and Android has been downloaded cumulatively more than 13 million times since inception (Jan 2011).
  • The Ancestry mobile app is a 2013 APPY Award winner under the reference category and a 2016 Webby award winner in mobile app reference and education category.
  • On average, more than 75 million searches are handled by Ancestry servers daily.
  • Ancestry has more than 30 patents or patents pending with the majority focused around the technology used to digitize and index historical records and put them online.
Our People
  • Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, Ancestry also has offices in San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Munich, Germany.
  • Ancestry is recognized as a best company to work for by Utah Business magazine and San Francisco Business Times.