Ancestry Publishing is founded, publishing over 40 family history magazine titles and genealogy reference books.
As genealogists begin to use personal computers to organize their trees, family history software grows as publications move towards floppy disks.
Ancestry Publishing launches Ancestry.com paving the way for online family history.
Ancestry.com offers family history information on CD-ROM to help people grow their family trees.
Ancestry launches the first census images, and completes the 1930 census in 2003.
Ancestry reaches the one billion record milestone.
Ancestry.co.uk debuts, starting the company’s international expansion.
Ancestry enters into the DNA testing arena partnering with Relative Genetics [offering y and mitochondrial testing]
Australian, Canadian, and German sites are introduced.
New customer-centric collaboration innovations are added to the product, including the iconic shaky leaf hints and Ancestry Member Trees.
Ancestry expands DNA offering with integration of family trees.
More sites are added for international customers, including French, Italian, Swedish, and Chinese.
Ancestry reaches the one million subscribers mark and debuts on the NASDAQ.
The first season of the U.S. series Who Do You Think You Are? launches. The show’s success leads to additional seasons and becomes the first of many new TV partnerships for the Ancestry brand.
The first Ancestry app for iPad and iPhone is unveiled, reaching one million downloads within a few months and garnering numerous industry awards.
Ancestry hits the two million subscriber mark and is the first site to offer 134 million searchable images of the 1940 U.S. census.
New autosomal AncestryDNA is launched, testing the human genome at 700,000 markers to offer users insight into their ethnicity.
Ancestry announces an exclusive agreement with FamilySearch to digitize one billion records from its mountain vault.
AncestryDNA is updated to map a test taker's ethnic origins to 26 global regions.
Ancestry introduces revolutionary new technology to power New Ancestry Discoveries.
The new Ancestry launches with features like LifeStory and Historical Insights that transform how customers discover and tell family stories.
Ancestry releases an exclusive collection of U.S. Wills and Probate records.
A new record-setting milestone—one million people tested via AncestryDNA—is achieved.
AncestryDNA expands product availability to almost 30 countries.
AncestryDNA has almost 10 million people in its consumer DNA network, making it the largest in the world.