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  • Adopted woman, 80, meets her 100-year-old biological mother for first time after believing she was dead since the age of 16
    Jun 29, 2018 - The Irish Post
    An 80-year-old woman who was adopted as a baby has met her biological mother for the first time - after spending over six decades believing she was dead.

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  • The long-lost sister my family never knew existed
    Jun 17, 2018 - NBC News
    In July of 2017, my dad was helping me move into my New York City apartment when he got an email alert from Ancestry.com. His DNA results were in, and we were excited to explore our family’s roots. Little did we know, after that day, our family tree would change forever.

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  • Kamau's epic journey to discover his roots
    May 29, 2018 - CNN
    'United Shades of America' host W. Kamau Bell embarks on a journey into his family history with Ancestry and brings his mom and dad along for the ride.

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  • The History of the Markle Sparkle: Meghan's Royal Connection and Roots Uncovered in Historical Documents
    May 19, 2018 - Inside Edition
    While much is known about the family Meghan Markle is marrying into, the American actress and humanitarian’s ancestors are equally impressive — and include a royal connection as well, records show.

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  • Tennessee Man Discovers He Has a Daughter Thanks to DNA Test
    May 7, 2018 - People
    Decades after she was put up for adoption as a baby, a woman from Missouri finally had the chance to meet her biological father — who had no clue he even had a child.

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  • DNA test links woman to biological father and 7 half-siblings
    May 3, 2018 - ABC News
    When Tracy Melton submitted her DNA sample to Ancestry.com she was only expecting to gain some insight into her ethnic background. A year after her dad, Rich Melton, took the same test and learned he had a 45-year-old son he never knew existed, DNA magic struck again.

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  • He found his long-lost brother at school — then took the trip of a lifetime
    Apr 25, 2018 - TODAY
    Kieron Graham, 20, was able to track down his brother after his adoptive mother gave him an AncestryDNA test as an early Christmas present. 

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide
    Apr 20, 2018 - The New York Times
    "My best gift was an Ancestry DNA test kit. It was a hit because it was related to the theme of family, but was also a trendy and intriguing interactive experience. It was fun for everyone to later hear the results."

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  • DNA tests led to newfound family for these Minnesotans
    Apr 7, 2018 - Star Tribune
    After a lifetime of not knowing for sure, he finally took the AncestryDNA test in October 2015. The Battle Lake., Minn., man didn’t get the result he’d expected. But by taking the test, he helped solve mysteries in the lives of three complete strangers.

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  • War brides, a boating party and a female blacksmith (still wielding a sledgehammer at 70): Amazing photos capture British life over a century... all taken on March 28
    Mar 28, 2018 - Daily Mail
    Photos taken from Getty Images massive archive, were published online by genealogy website Ancestry.

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  • 'He didn't know I existed': Adopted radio presenter, 30, locates his biological father with the help of DNA test after his emotional plea to find his birth mother captured the hearts of millions
    Mar 21, 2018 - Daily Mail
    After doing an Ancestry DNA test, scientists led Ryan to finding a slightly closer relative, followed by a great grandparent, then a grandparent and finally his birth father.

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  • Life Inside Victoria's 19th-Century 'Lunatic' Asylums
    Feb 27, 2018 - Vice
    The release of almost 150,000 historical records from 15 former Victorian 'mental' asylums now lets us peer into the lives of our anguished descendants. Digitised by Ancestry, the material includes medical records, newspaper clippings, photos, and letters.

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  • Lessons in kindness: A professor's generosity comes full circle
    Feb 22, 2018 - CBS This Morning
    He searched social media sites and government records. For two years, he searched…and nearly gave up. Finally, in a breakthrough with the help of Ancestry.com, he received an email from Cates and helped Musoma reconnect with his past.

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  • My Ancestry DNA Test Revealed 2 Sisters I Didn’t Know I Had
    Feb 13, 2018 - Huffington Post
    At 45, we decided to finally learn our ethnicity. Six weeks later, the results popped up in my inbox. At first it seemed like your basic discovery: Euro-mutts. But then an accompanying notification dwarfed those results: You have an unusually close match!

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  • Ancestry uncovers Miracle on Ice team's diverse backgrounds in hockey-focused spot
    Feb 9, 2018 - The Drum
    In the ‘America’s Greatness Comes from Everywhere’ campaign, Ancestry spotlights the surprising diversity of former hockey players, including from the ‘Miracle on Ice’ team that beat the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics.

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  • Ancestry.com Looks at Where the ‘Miracle on Ice’ U.S. Hockey Players Really Came From
    Feb 8, 2018 - ADWEEK
    On the eve of the Winter Games in South Korea, five members of the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 gold-medal-winning U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team reunite for an Ancestry.com ad, reminding us that, in America, “Greatness Comes From Everywhere,” because our ethnic heritage is so diverse.

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  • Eruzione believes diversity is Team USA's greatest strength
    Feb 8, 2018 - NBC Olympics
    “All American athletes, we come from different backgrounds, we all have different heritage and we're very diverse,” Eruzione said. “We know we're diverse as a country, but our team was very diverse.”

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  • Sisters Separated for 47 Years Meet for the First Time: 'She'll Never Get Away From Me Again!'
    Feb 2, 2018 - People
    After years of searching, Ancestry.com led Braica to distant relatives who helped her find Kreppel. The pair united at a Florida airport and shared an emotional embrace.

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  • You Can Take Britain Out of Europe, but You Can’t Take Europe Out of the British, Says Ancestry.com
    Jan 30, 2018 - ADWEEK
    French, Italians, Germans, Poles and other Europeans belt out Rick Astley’s 1988 hit “Together Forever” in a new ad from Ancestry.com, reminding the British that while Brexit may take them out of the European Union, it can’t remove Europe from their DNA.

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  • Ancestry's new campaign is a bold Brexit musical about Britain's ties to Europe
    Jan 29, 2018 - Campaign
    Europeans from across the continent deliver a love song to Brexit Britain in Ancestry's TV campaign.

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  • Blind teen meets the woman who saved his life 15 years ago: 'It was beautiful'
    Jan 20, 2018 - ABC News
    After her entire family took Ancestry DNA tests -- an activity she chose to do to celebrate her birthday -- she accidentally became one step closer to meeting the woman who saved her son's life 15 years ago.

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