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AncestryDNA: Now Available to Order Online

Great news, the new AncestryDNA test is available to order right now! Over the past several months, AncestryDNA was available by invitation only. We’ve sent out all of our invitations, and now the test is available to everyone—you’re all invited! All you have to do is go to the AncestryDNA site, click the orange “Get AncestryDNA” button, and order your test.

As a perk to our Ancestry.com subscribers, you can order AncestryDNA for a special price, so be sure to log in to your account when you get to the site. If you’re not a subscriber, you can choose to include a membership with your DNA test and save. The AncestryDNA test alone is amazing, but adding a subscription gives you access to the world’s largest online family history resource to take your DNA discoveries even further.

So, what is AncestryDNA? It’s the newest DNA test on Ancestry.com that uses some of the latest DNA testing technology out there. Now you can discover if you really do have Viking blood or if your ancestors hailed from Southern Europe. Along with getting a full breakdown of your genetic ethnicity, the new DNA test also connects you to distant cousins—relatives who you probably would have never met otherwise. It’s the easiest and fastest way to learn even more about your family story. Order yours today at AncestryDNA.com.

Learn how death records can add to your family story, explore the Ancestry.com Death Records to learn more.

Learn how death records can add to your family story, explore the Ancestry.com Death Records to learn more.

If you didn’t hear the news, we just added more than 18,000 yearbooks to our growing U.S. Yearbook Collection. The new additions, spanning 1806-2008, include schools across the United States, from junior highs and high schools to colleges and universities. You can browse this rich collection for a glimpse into relatives’, friends’ and celebrities’ past, from more formal class portraits to team photos and fun, candid shots. In total, the collection now stands at 53,000 yearbooks and approximately seven million images.

Is There A Story That Haunts You?

What do Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion have in common? According to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, the four Canadian performers are all related, sharing a family connection with some of Quebec’s earliest settlers.
Read more here: http://ancstry.me/SUkl2x

What do Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion have in common? According to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, the four Canadian performers are all related, sharing a family connection with some of Quebec’s earliest settlers.

Read more here: http://ancstry.me/SUkl2x

Win Screening Passes for NEW Steven Spielberg film, ‘Lincoln’

Attention Ancestry.com fans! We are collaborating with DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox’s Lincoln, in theaters November 16, 2012. We will soon be announcing some exciting news in a few weeks, so sit tight.

LINCOLN is in theaters November 9th, 2012 (Limited) and
Nationwide November 16th, 2012.


One Day - Advance Screening Pass Giveaway - Tuesday, October 9

In the meantime, we have a special giveaway for you to act on NOW! Be among the first to attend a special advance screening of DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox’s Lincoln in Seattle and Los Angeles. The date is October 10 at 4pm PT. And afterwards stay for a very rare Q&A live satellite with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis. You could be chosen to ask a question! 

We have a limited amount of tickets for Seattle and Los Angeles. Be one of the first 10 people who answer the question, “What makes you so excited to see the new Lincoln movie?” by emailing socialsupport@ancestry.com your answer using any unique username you chose in answering the question in the comments section, and include your name and phone number. Winners will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis so act quickly as tickets will go fast. Giveaway is one ticket per person. We will confirm you have won the advance screening ticket and provide details.

Remember, there is no wrong answer. Just be one of the first 10 in Seattle or Los Angeles area to answer the question. We ask that you be sure you can attend the Wednesday, October 10 advance screening and Q&A. We would be disappointed if you had a ticket and couldn’t attend. If you are looking for a friend or two to join you, share the blog post with your friends so they can also have a chance to win.

Watch the movie preview here:

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Movie Synopsis

Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. 

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.