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  • Powerful New Ad Features Multiethnic Descendants Of America’s Founding Fathers
    Jun 30, 2017 - The Huffington Post
    The founding fathers may have all been white men in wigs, but their descendants certainly aren’t.

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  • How Ancestry's Amazing Utah Office is Both Inspiring and Sentimental
    Jun 26, 2017 - Inc.
    Ancestry's 200,000-square-foot Utah headquarters, designed by Rapt Studio, is a sight to behold, but it's the employees' stories that really make it come alive.

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  • A Father’s Day story that touches all the bases
    Jun 15, 2017 - USA Today
    Adopted son Bruce Beyer never sought the identity of his birth parents until recent years - and then learned his father was a World Series Champion.

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  • Ancestry.com’s $100 Million Agency Search Leads to Droga5
    Jun 5, 2017 - AdWeek
    Popular family history and consumer genomics tool Ancestry.com has selected Droga5 New York as its lead creative agency after a review, as the brand seeks to stay ahead of competitors.

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  • Daughter meets mom 2 days after learning she was adopted 52 years ago
    May 10, 2017 - ABC News
    Using Ancestry, a birth mother and her daughter were reunited for the first time since being separated 52 years ago.

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  • Jessica Biel visits Chicago to study her ancestry on TLC series
    Mar 27, 2017 - Chicago Tribune
    In an episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" actress Jessica Biel gets her AncestryDNA results at the Palmer House Hilton. 

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  • How a Mississippi woman finally found and met her long-lost biological father for the first time in 32 years
    Mar 15, 2017 - ABC News
    Using AncestryDNA, investigative genealogist Pam Slaton helped a Mississippi woman finally find and meet her biological father for the first time.

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  • Kiss Me, I'm Pretty Sure I'm Irish
    Mar 11, 2017 - The New York Times
    Many people have a strong identity formed around their heritage and after seeing an AncestryDNA commercial this New York Times reporter questions her own heritage.

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  • Courteney Cox Learns Her Ancestors Were Kings and Kingslayers
    Mar 6, 2017 - Yahoo!
    With a little help from the good folks at Ancestry.com, Cox learned that her 18-times great-grandfather was an English baron by the name of Thomas de Berkeley. In 1327, Berkeley imprisoned King Edward II at the behest of Queen Isabella.

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  • What Can You Do With the World's Largest Family Tree?
    Feb 17, 2017 - The Atlantic
    When family trees includes millions of people, then we’re beyond the realm of individual stories. When genealogies get so big, they’re not just the story of a family anymore; they contain the stories of whole countries and, at the risk of sounding grandiose, even all of humanity.
     

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  • 770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America’s Great Migrations
    Feb 7, 2017 - WIRED
    America is not the great melting pot that poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson once extolled. At least, that’s not the story that DNA tells, according to the genealogy company Ancestry. 

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  • Clustering of 770,000 genomes reveals post-colonial population structure of North America
    Feb 7, 2017 - Nature Communications
    Ancestry publishes a paper in prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications. The paper uncovers subtle patterns of migration and settlement in the postcolonial United States. 

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe Are the Ultimate Relationship Goals With 'Amazing' Love Story
    Jan 29, 2017 - Entertainment Tonight
    Actors Sterling K. Brown and wife Ryan Michelle Bathe discuss their romance at the SAG Awards. The celebrities thank Ancestry for the DNA tests that taught them about their history. 

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  • Ancestry.com DNA Database Tops 3M, Sales Rise To $850M Ahead Of Likely 2017 IPO
    Jan 10, 2017 - Forbes
    During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, bargain-hunting Americans went online to stock up on millions of Xboxes and televisions, Barbies and Lego sets, iPhones and countless other holiday goodies. They also bought a record-setting 560,000 DNA kits from Ancestry.com.

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch has a family connection to Sherlock Holmes
    Jan 3, 2017 - Mashable
     Benedict Cumberbatch might be everyone's favourite on-screen Sherlock, but he also has another connection to the world-famous detective. Research conducted by Ancestry.com revealed that Cumberbatch is directly related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes.

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