We help unlock new understanding and meaningful connections.

Bringing together science and self-discovery, Ancestry helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Our sophisticated engineering and technology harnesses family history and consumer genomics, combining billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees, and samples from over 15 million people in the AncestryDNA network to provide people with deeply meaningful insights about who they are and where they come from to enrich their lives.
We’ve pioneered relentlessly to define this category providing the tools and information you need, all in one smart platform, to make discovery easier. We use the latest science and technology to enable discoveries that are uniquely relevant--helping unlock new understanding and meaningful connections. 

For over 30 years, Ancestry has been a trusted partner to its millions of members on their journeys of personal discovery. 

1983

Ancestry Publishing is founded, publishing over 40 family history magazine titles and genealogy reference books.

1990

As genealogists begin to use personal computers to organize their trees, family history software grows as publications move towards floppy disks.

1996

Ancestry Publishing launches Ancestry.com paving the way for online family history.

1997

Ancestry.com offers family history information on CD-ROM to help people grow their family trees.

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