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Ancestry is giving you more
ways to connect to your family story than ever before.

Our newest innovations can give you a clearer and richer view of your history—so you can make more personal discoveries, faster.

Ancestry CEO Margo Georgiadis shared some big news.

NEW! Introducing three ways to unlock
more of your family history.

Family

ThruLines

Find new potential ancestors who likely connect you to your DNA Matches—and see how you’re all related.

DNA

New & Improved DNA Matches

Now more easily sort, group,
and view your DNA matches any way you’d like.

Tag

MyTreeTags

Add labels to people in your tree to highlight personal details or clarify your research status.

Beta

ThruLines

Updated 02.28.2019

When you link your family tree to your DNA results, new chapters of your family story may suddenly be revealed. You might find out how your DNA Matches fit into your family tree, and learn new details about the ancestors who likely connect you.

You
DNA Match
James Davis Father
John Davis Grandfather
Sadye Davis Great Aunt
Lisa Hill 1st Cousin 1x removed
Lucy Hayes
2nd Cousin341 cMs | 19 segments
Ann Bates Great Grandmother
Robert Higgins 2nd Great Grandfather
Potential Ancestor

Access to ThruLines Beta is available to customers without an Ancestry subscription for a limited time.

It shows who my matches are and how they are related to me.”

- Nancy

Ancestry member

The question I’ve
been trying to answer for myself for a year was immediately clear.”

- Monica

Ancestry member

I found additional matches and links I had been missing.”

- Vicki

Ancestry member

Coming soon

New & Improved DNA Matches

Updated 02.28.2019

We’re redesigning the DNA Match experience to help you make
more discoveries, faster. Now use color coding, custom labeling, and other innovative new tools to see your DNA connections in the clearest light possible.

Marcus Smith 1st Cousin Paternal
Keith Smith 1st - 2nd Cousins Maternal
Angela James 2nd - 3rd Cousins Maternal
Starred Matches
Look at Later
James Family Line
Marcus Smith 1st Cousin
Starred Matches
Look at Later
James Family Line

After a short time with these features,
I had two new avenues of research to dig into!

- Jenn Utley

Director of Family History Research, Ancestry

Coming soon

MyTreeTags

Updated 02.28.2019

Ready for a simple new way to organize your family research? Now you can apply new labels known as MyTreeTags to people in your family tree to indicate whether your research is confirmed or unverified, or to record personal details like “never married.” You can also create your own custom MyTreeTags to note that a person immigrated from Denmark, or worked as a blacksmith. You can even use filters to see all the members of your tree with the same MyTreeTags.

Olof Hokanson Birth 5 July 1872 • Cache, Utah Death 29 June 1936 • Lincoln, Wyoming 2nd great-grandfather
Actively Researching Brick Wall Orphan

See our newest
record releases.

Ancestry has the world’s largest online collection of family history records—and we’re always adding more.

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Your family story awaits.

DNA

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