Ancestry is a company that operates a website enabling users to create their own family tree and help them discover, preserve and share their family history. The company offers genealogy research and DNA testing services. Its suite of family history products includes AncestryDNA, Archives, ProGenealogists, Newspapers.com, and Fold3.

Employee Rating

3.1More
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyBlackstone
HQLehi, US
Founded1983
Websiteancestry.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Ancestry was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Lehi, US

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Key People/Management at Ancestry

Margo Georgiadis

Margo Georgiadis

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Cathy Ball

Cathy Ball

Chief Scientific Officer
Mike Linton

Mike Linton

Chief Revenue Officer
Julie Miller

Julie Miller

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
Nat Natarajan

Nat Natarajan

Executive Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer
Carla S. Newell

Carla S. Newell

Chief Legal Officer and Chief Risk Officer
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Ancestry Office Locations

Ancestry has offices in Lehi, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and in 5 other locations
Lehi, US (HQ)
1300 W Traverse Pkwy
San Francisco, US
153 Townsend St #800, San Francisco
Sydney, AU
Level 3/387 George St
Toronto, CA
24 Mercer St
Grafing bei München, DE
Griesstraße 25
München, DE
Sendlinger Str. 4
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Ancestry Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1983

Total Funding

$66 m

Investors

In total, Ancestry had raised $66 m. Ancestry is a subsidiary of Blackstone

Ancestry Revenue

Ancestry's revenue was reported to be $1 b in Y, 2017
USDY, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2017

Revenue

619.5m683.1m1.0b

Revenue growth, %

15%10%

Cost of goods sold

139.6m163.7m

Gross profit

480.0m519.4m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash

108.2m128.2m

Accounts Receivable

11.2m13.6m

Prepaid Expenses

9.8m12.2m

Current Assets

180.5m162.7m
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Ancestry Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016Feb, 2017Nov, 2018Feb, 2020

Countries

80

Downloads

10 m14 m24 m

Members

20 m

Paying Subscribers

2.14 m2.12 m2.26 m2.50 m2.40 m3 m
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Ancestry Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
AdPay , Inc.May 18, 2016
Find A GraveSeptember 30, 2013
1000memoriesOctober 03, 2012
Archives.comApril 25, 2012
iArchivesOctober 21, 2010
Professional Genealogy Firm ProGenealogists, Inc.August 06, 2010
Sweden's Genline.seJuly 15, 2010

Ancestry Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

83/100

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Ancestry Online and Social Media Presence

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Ancestry Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    65/100

  • CEO Rating

    C+

    70/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    69/100

  • Diversity

    C

    63/100

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Ancestry News and Updates

THE RISE OF GENETIC TESTING IN HEALTHCARE: How leading genetic testing companies like Ancestry and 23andMe are carving into healthcare with the promise to fuel more personalized care

Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Digital Health industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Digital Health report, The Genetic Testing in Healthcare Report. You can purchase this report here…

Ancestry launched a new next-generation sequencing tool

Ancestry launched a new next-generation sequencing tool — part of its play to roll out more healthcare-specific products. Ancestry's latest healthcare move could help it land partnerships with research institutions or big pharma companies. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, char…

Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com

Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is selling a 75% stake to Blackstone for $4.7 billion

Ancestry.com users may feel skittish that their personal DNA information has a new owner. Genealogy and DNA-testing behemoth Ancestry.com is selling 75% of itself to alternative asset manager Blackstone Group, according to a report from Bloomberg. The total deal is valued at $4.7 billion including d…

Brenda Dee's New Book 'Aunt Melanie and the Family Secret' is a Thrilling Pursuit for Truth in the Mysteries of One's Ancestry

Recent release 'Aunt Melanie and the Family Secret' from Covenant Books author Brenda Dee follows the exciting discovery of Kaitlyn as she explores the truths behind her family's secrets and comes across a chance encounter that will make a big impact in her life.
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Ancestry Blogs

Drawing strength from our ancestors’ resilience—from the Spanish Flu to today

It’s hard to believe six months have passed since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020. As a collective community, we have endured unprecedented challenges in every lane of life – from the global economy to  our own family dynamics. At the same time, we have been deeply inspired by how…

2020 AAHGS Annual Conference & Exhibition Now Virtual

Ancestry® is a family and a community, even when we’re not together – which is why we are continuing to share resources and new ways for people to make family history discoveries from home. As a partner of the Afro American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and a sponsor of the annual AAHGS 20…

Ancestry® Delivers More Precise Ethnicity Estimates Powered by the World’s Largest Consumer DNA Network

Powered by the world’s largest consumer DNA network, millions of family trees linked to AncestryDNA test results, and by increasing our reference panel, Ancestry is releasing our most precise DNA update yet. While your DNA doesn’t change, the science we use to determine your ethnicity estimates does…

Why Your Latest Results Could Include More Scotland In Your Ethnicity Estimates

Our 2020 ethnicity update is the first time we are dividing results in the UK and Ireland into four populations instead of two. Over the years, the names of our ethnicity regions for the UK and Ireland have changed, but we’ve always had only two regions to compare customers’ DNA against, roughly an …

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Consumer DNA Tests

Millions of people have taken consumer DNA tests and received their results online. In fact, this summer Ancestry® surpassed 18 million members, building on the world’s largest consumer DNA network. These simple-to-take, saliva-based tests reveal your possible ethnic origins, connect you to distant …

Back to School with a New Perspective

Whether you’re teaching in the classroom or through remote learning this school year, Ancestry® is providing free resources to inspire educators with new ways to engage students to make this school year a little easier. Lifestyle journalist and author Amy E. Goodman partnered with Ancestry to write …
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Ancestry Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Ancestry founded?

    Ancestry was founded in 1983.

  • Who are Ancestry key executives?

    Ancestry's key executives are Margo Georgiadis, Cathy Ball and Mike Linton.

  • How many employees does Ancestry have?

    Ancestry has 1,800 employees.

  • What is Ancestry revenue?

    Latest Ancestry annual revenue is $1 b.

  • What is Ancestry revenue per employee?

    Latest Ancestry revenue per employee is $555.6 k.

  • Who are Ancestry competitors?

    Competitors of Ancestry include FamilyTreeDNA, Orig3n and MyHeritage.

  • Where is Ancestry headquarters?

    Ancestry headquarters is located at 1300 W Traverse Pkwy, Lehi.

  • Where are Ancestry offices?

    Ancestry has offices in Lehi, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and in 5 other locations.

  • How many offices does Ancestry have?

    Ancestry has 10 offices.