Ancestry, the global 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 more than 7 million people.
AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets.
Ancestry has more than 2.7 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 interim CEO Howard Hochhauser, is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies like Amazon, Intuit, Martha Stewart Living, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, and Box.
Ancestry is a private company with multiple strategic equity investors including Silver Lake and GIC along with Permira funds, Spectrum Equity, and Ancestry management.