Have you ever been wondering where you are from? Where does your bloodline traces back to? Who knows maybe you’re one of the royals or the crusaders. Ancestry.com is a website that can solve all these mysteries for you. Based in Provo, Utah, United States, Ancestry.com is a privately held online company which maintains the largest for-profit genealogy in the world. It operates a network of genealogical and historical record keeping websites which are aimed at United States and nine foreign countries. It develops and markets genealogical software offering a wide array of services.
Paul B. Allen and Dan Taggart, two Brigham Young University graduates, founded the company in 1990 called Infobases which offered Latter-day Saints (LDS) publications on floppy disks. Infobases' parent company, Western Standard Publishing, purchased Ancestry on January 1, 1997. In 2014, the company had an access to more than 10 billion records and 2 million users which generated more than 70 million family trees and 200 million photographs. That is a lot of numbers which helped Ancestry become the largest online genealogy company in the world.
Over the years, the company has branched out and has different brands which includes Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryHealth, AncestryProGenealogists, Family Tree Maker, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb. Ancestry.com operates international sites that allows people from Europe, Australia, and Canada to avail services and records in their own languages.
The procedure on the website is easy. You just have to make an account and start off with anything that you know about yourself; where you are from, your family history, just feed in everything that you are aware of. The website than runs its algorithms and gives you a leaf which is a sign that it has found something interesting which may be useful to fill the gaps of your ancestry. You can view that hint and search on it to be sure if it can be a part of your family tree or not. Later if it proves to be a pieces from your history, you can save it and watch your family tree grown bigger and bigger.
The website has helped over 2 million people to complete their family trees and find their origin. AncestryDNA is a brand of the company that allows you to find your long lost family by the help of your DNA. This advanced technology has been helping people to relate to each other and find their ethnic mix and grand grandfathers! Once you avail this service, you are sent a package with instructions on how to send a sample of your saliva to the company which analysis it in labs and within weeks tells you your origin. The company uses about 700,000 genetic markers to analyse your DNA.
The website offers a 14 day free trial after which you are offers you membership. The company takes extra care of the security and hence keeps your personal information such as phone numbers or address safe. Ancestry.com has been successfully helping people grown their family trees larger and larger so they know they are not alone in this worldVisit us at: www.ancestry.com