Ancestry® Unveils Updated Communities for Members with Ties to Asia & Polynesia, South Africa & Australia
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As the leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry® is constantly developing new ways for you to learn about yourself through DNA and empowering you to unlock more discoveries about your family history. This includes updating our products and services to take advantage of the most advanced science and technology.

We’re proud to unveil updated AncestryDNA® communities to help members who have ties to Asia, Polynesia, South Africa, and Australia. Now you can better pinpoint where in the world your ancestors were most likely from. This means there may be some changes to your results.

By leveraging our unparalleled DNA network of over 18 million people, the largest network of public family trees, and our patented Genetic Communities™ technology, AncestryDNA can identify groups of people with shared DNA and determine where their ancestors likely lived. Discover your origins from over 1,000 communities worldwide.

Updated Communities

Our updated communities now have 20 Southeast Asian, 9 East Asian, 14 South Asian, 31 Oceanian, 2 African and 1 Central Asian & Russian community. Customers may see an update in their results if they have ties to the areas below:

China, Malaysia, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Russia, Philippines, Guam, Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Asians living in South Africa, Indians in Fiji and South America, and European and British settlers in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. 

Whether it’s learning that your ancestors can be traced back to the diverse cultures of China or uncovering your Polynesian roots, your next big discovery could be waiting in our latest communities update.

AncestryDNA customers could uncover a connection to Eastern China and learn more about the community using the interactive timeline as shown above.


Revisiting Your Results

We encourage you to look at your DNA story again to see if you have a new community waiting to be explored and shared with your family and other loved ones.

As new people continue to join our AncestryDNA network and science and technology continue to evolve, we will continue to provide updates to our members.  It’s just one of the many ways Ancestry provides for you to learn more about yourself.