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

Welcome to your Genetic Communities™

Posted by Kristen Hyde on March 28, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Your DNA is a small part of what makes you, you. It plays a role in the way you look and can help determine where in the world your ancestors may have lived. But as unique as your individual DNA is, it can help reveal more details about your ancestors when viewed with traditional family Read More

The DNA results that left this Brit speechless

Posted by Kristen Hyde on March 2, 2017 in AncestryDNA

Do you ever feel a little bit… average? This was the case for Elizabeth. She was was a Midlands girl, born and bred in Northampton. But she always dreamed of more exotic connections – of immersing herself in the rich culture of Spain or exploring the beautiful and historic Amalfi coast. When Elizabeth took the Read More