The DNA Village: Steve Tyack’s unexpected exotic roots

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 17, 2017 in AncestryDNA

How English is the typical English village? We DNA tested the residents from the town of Bledington, Gloucestershire in a landmark DNA study that aimed to explore the ethnic origins of a community in a concentrated area. Along with learning more about their ancestral heritage, some of the villagers also discovered they were more closely Read More

The DNA Village: A surprise for Sylvia Reeves

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 16, 2017 in AncestryDNA

We gave AncestryDNA tests to the residents of Bledington in Gloucestershire, in a landmark study that tested the DNA of a community of people in a concentrated area. The residents of Bledington thought they’d just be your average Brits, but what we uncovered was a community rich in diversity who were a lot more connected Read More

The DNA Village: AncestryDNA results offer new perspectives

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 14, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Tucked into the county of Gloucestershire, you’ll find Bledington. The village of Bledington won the community category of the 2004 Calor Gloucestershire Village of The Year competition and is famous for its traditional Victorian maypole. Yep, between the lush surrounds and the cute local pub – Bledington is about as British as it gets. But Read More

Getting to know you: residents of English country village make unexpected connections with AncestryDNA

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 11, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Landmark study by AncestryDNA reveals the diverse ethnicity and unexpected connections between residents of a Gloucestershire village. Tucked away in the Cotswold county of Gloucestershire, England you’ll find the village of Bledington. Home to a small community of villagers, Bledington is about as quintessentially English you can get. The village still retains its Victorian maypole Read More

When long lost family leads to newfound friends

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 8, 2017 in AncestryDNA

How Kate’s curiosity about her heritage led to the discovery of long lost family in the USA. When Kate McNeill decided to take an AncestryDNA test, it wasn’t with the intention of finding a long lost family member or solving a family secret. She was simply a bit curious about what she could find out Read More

Life lessons at the School of DNA

Posted by Kristen Hyde on June 13, 2017 in AncestryDNA

When you’re a kid you think your parents know everything, but how much do they really know about their own story? This is what we set out to discover with the help of the pupils and parents from east London’s Southwold Primary School. We asked the kids where they thought their parents were from and Read More

Understanding the basics of AncestryDNA

Posted by Kristen Hyde on June 8, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Our DNA network is now over four million people strong. That means four million people from around the world have sent us a tube of their saliva and in return, have learnt about the hidden truths within their DNA. But what are these ‘hidden truths’? What do you actually get when you take an AncestryDNA Read More

When Ancestry met Cherry

Posted by Kristen Hyde on June 2, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Cherry Healey isn’t afraid of a challenge. In her documentary work with the BBC, she’s explored everything from the psychology of sales tricks to how to make a cracking cup of tea. And she’s no stranger to getting introspective. Her book, ‘Letters to my Fanny’ is a candid anthology of confessions, exploring what it’s like Read More

Your identity: the result that really matters

Posted by Kristen Hyde on June 1, 2017 in AncestryDNA

We’re always being asked who we are. Labour or Conservative? Brexiter or Remainer? United or City? Our identities are the subject of constant questioning and investigation. One scan of social media reveals dozens of links inviting us to learn more about ourselves. “Which history-making Queen are you?” or “Jedi vs Sith: which is your personality Read More