Ancestry Launches Genetic Communities

Ancestry announces the launch of its new Genetic Communities allowing other DNA testers to connect with each other and share information.

[Editor’s Note: We just received the following information from Ancestry concerning the launch of its new Genetic Communities™.  Read below to learn more and don’t forget about the FREE webinar Exploring AncestryDNA’s New Genetic Communities presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. – Thursday, March 30th, 2017 1:00 pm over at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Click here to register.]

Today, we are pleased to share the roll-out of a new beta experience for AncestryDNA we call, Genetic Communities™. This new experience gives you a more detailed connection to the people, places, cultures, and stories that led to you.

Taking DNA testing to a whole new level

This new advancement is only possible through the millions of AncestryDNA members around the world who have chosen to participate in the Research Project as well as the massive collection of family trees, only available on Ancestry. The science behind this feature was recently published in one of the prominent scientific journals Nature Communications here).

At launch there will be over 300 Genetic Communities all around the world to go and explore, with many more on the horizon. We will compare you to all of them and list the ones you have a connection to based on your DNA. These Genetic Communities dot the globe and are often more specific than what’s possible to discover with an ethnicity estimate, providing a more recent connection to your past.

Ancestry announces the launch of its new Genetic Communities allowing other DNA testers to connect with each other and share information.

And, this is just the beginning. We are just scratching the surface of advancements in science and technology that will translate into faster, more insightful discoveries about who we are and where we come from. Genetic Communities is a very BIG and exciting step in this direction.

Watch this video to see why we are so excited about this new experience.

For people considering purchasing the AncestryDNA test, you will get access to this new feature. For existing AncestryDNA customers, we are making this beta available for free in your results. It doesn’t matter if you tested 4 years ago or if you are waiting for your results to come out of the lab, your DNA can now give you even more details about your past—and present—with Genetic Communities.

Now it’s your turn. Head to your DNA results to check out Genetic Communities for yourself. It’s possible you may not have a Genetic Community yet, but stay tuned, we are finding new Genetic Communities to share in the future. Want to learn even more go to our help content here. Good luck and enjoy exploring!

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 28 March 2017

FREE WEBINAR Exploring AncestryDNA’s New Genetic Communities presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. - Thursday, March 30th, 2017 1:00 pm Central “AncestryDNA is releasing a new tool called Genetic Communities which identifies regions from which our ancestors came from roughly 200 years ago. These communities provide you with insight into your ancestry, and provide a new method to characterize and organize some of those mysterious matches! Together we’ll look at this new tool, how it works, and how you can use it.”

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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FREE WEBINAR Exploring AncestryDNA’s New Genetic Communities presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. - Thursday, March 30th, 2017 1:00 pm Central “AncestryDNA is releasing a new tool called Genetic Communities which identifies regions from which our ancestors came from roughly 200 years ago. These communities provide you with insight into your ancestry, and provide a new method to characterize and organize some of those mysterious matches! Together we’ll look at this new tool, how it works, and how you can use it.”

  • NEW! FREE WEBINAR Exploring AncestryDNA’s New Genetic Communities presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. – Thursday, March 30th, 2017 1:00 pm Central “AncestryDNA is releasing a new tool called Genetic Communities which identifies regions from which our ancestors came from roughly 200 years ago. These communities provide you with insight into your ancestry, and provide a new method to characterize and organize some of those mysterious matches! Together we’ll look at this new tool, how it works, and how you can use it.” Click here to register – via Legacy Family History Webinars

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ONGOING Genealogy Bargains

getting started with dna and genealogy boot camp

  • Save over 25% on Getting Started with DNA and Genealogy – if you missed the online boot camp about DNA with Mary Eberle this weekend, you can purchase the digital download (almost 3 hours of recorded webinars PLUS handouts) at a special price! Normally $25.99, now just $19.99 when you use coupon code GETDNA at checkout! Offer good through Friday, March 31st – click here to save – via Hack Genealogy

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Genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee reviews How to Finalize your Personal History for Printing and Sharing by Hilarie Robison of Legacy Tale – a must have!

  • Save 20% on How to Finalize Your Personal History e-book from Legacy Tale. One of the toughest tasks for genealogists is taking research and finally getting it published to share with family and friends! Check out the e-book How to Finalize your Personal History for Printing and Sharing by Hilarie Robinson – it is filled with solid advice and tips to get the job done!  The normal price is $7.99 USD – use promo code FINALIZE at checkout and save 20% – your final price is $6.49 USD. Click here to learn more and purchase. Offer good through Monday, April 3rd – via Legacy Tale.

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Save 33% on Ladies First: Finding Your Female Ancestors Mini Boot Camp presented by Lisa Alzo. “It’s no secret that following the female lines in your family tree can often be a frustrating process. Most historical records were created for or about men. Men controlled the government and ran most businesses. Property was listed under a man’s name, and it was the male’s surname that carried to the next generation. But while looking for the ladies can be challenging, it’s not impossible. There’s no shortage of available resources to help trace your maternal ancestry—you just need to know where to look!” Regularly $5.95, now just $3.95 - click here to save - via Hack Genealogy

  • Save 33% on Ladies First: Finding Your Female Ancestors Mini Boot Camp presented by Lisa Alzo. “It’s no secret that following the female lines in your family tree can often be a frustrating process. Most historical records were created for or about men. Men controlled the government and ran most businesses. Property was listed under a man’s name, and it was the male’s surname that carried to the next generation. But while looking for the ladies can be challenging, it’s not impossible. There’s no shortage of available resources to help trace your maternal ancestry—you just need to know where to look!” Regularly $5.95, now just $3.95 – click here to save – via Hack Genealogy

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FamilySearch is offering a FREE Western European Family History Conference, in-person AND via webinar, May 15-19, 2017 - here's how you can attend!

  • FREE Western European Family History Conference, May 15-19, 2017 – “Come and spend a week at the world renowned Family History Library learning from our expert staff of genealogists as well as experienced guest genealogists. Learn how to effectively use historical records and how to do research in several European countries. Explore such topics as census, church, immigration, and vital records. Learn more about German, French, Swiss, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium research. Discover new techniques, strategies, and methodology to apply to your genealogical research problems.” Click here for more information – via FamilySearch

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EXCLUSIVE! Save 50% off print book prices on new ebooks at Genealogical Publishing Company! Did you know that Genealogical Publishing Company, which offers THOUSANDS of print books, now offers many of these same books in ebook format for 50% off? An example is Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide - the print price $59.95, the ebook version is just $29.98! This is a special, exclusive offer for Genealogy Bargains

  • Save 50% off print book prices on new ebooks at Genealogical Publishing Company! Did you know that Genealogical Publishing Company, which offers THOUSANDS of print books, now offers many of these same books in ebook format for 50% off? An example is Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide – the print price $59.95, the ebook version is just $29.98! This is a special, exclusive offer for Genealogy Bargains – click here to shop and start saving – via Genealogical Publishing Company

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Tuesday, 28 March 2017

On 28 March 1979, a series of accidents, beginning at 4 AM, EST, at Three Mile Island on the Susquehanna River about 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA, was responsible for extensive reevaluation of the safety of existing nuclear power– generating operations. Equipment and other failures reportedly brought Three Mile Island close to a meltdown of the uranium core, threatening extensive radiation contamination.

On 28 March 1979, a series of accidents, beginning at 4 AM, EST, at Three Mile Island on the Susquehanna River about 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA, was responsible for extensive reevaluation of the safety of existing nuclear power– generating operations. Equipment and other failures reportedly brought Three Mile Island close to a meltdown of the uranium core, threatening extensive radiation contamination.


Today is Tuesday, 28 March 2017, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: “Greatest Show on Earth” formed – Anniversary, Something on a Stick Day, Three Mile Island Accident – Anniversary, and Weed Appreciation Day.

Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 28 — Do you remember your mother’s best friend? Your grandmother’s? How and where did they meet? How long were they friends? What activities did they share?


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