1950s

The Bellanich Family: Research to Reunion

News stories about adoptees finding their birth families through DNA have become pretty common. Reunion tales often show heartwarming photos or interviews of the families after they’ve found each other. […]

Adoption

Why Don’t I Look Like My Parents?

It was 1979 in rural Mississippi and Navin Johnson was celebrating his 18th birthday. His mom prepared his favorite meal: tuna salad on white bread, a Tab cola, and some […]

1910s

October 12, 1918: The Spanish Flu

Between January 1918 and December 1920, the Spanish Flu killed up to 625,000 Americans and more than 50 million people worldwide. If you search your own family tree, chances are, […]

Ancestry

Ancestry’s New Ethnicity Estimates

In 2006, Ancestry.com began offering direct-to-consumer DNA tests. Since then, the company has analyzed the genetic code of over 10 million participants. Over the years, Ancestry has been expanding and […]