The many ways our family has grown.

Company Overview

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.

  • Ancestry is a private company with multiple strategic equity investors including Silver Lake and GIC along with Permira funds, Spectrum Equity, and Ancestry management.
  • In 2017, Ancestry generated more than $1 billion in revenue, an annual increase of more than 30 percent
  • Ancestry has more than 3 million paying subscribers across all its family history websites.
  • Launched in May 2012, AncestryDNA has more than 10 million people in its consumer DNA network, making it the largest in the world.
  • AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets.
  • Ancestry has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.
  • The Ancestry brand family encompasses Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave, and more.
  • The company’s management team, led by CEO Margo Georgiadis, is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies like Amazon, Intuit, Martha Stewart Living, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, and Box.
  • 30 +

    international markets

  • 3

    million

    paying subscribers

  • 10 +

    million

    people DNA-tested

  • $1

    billion

    revenue in 2017

Records and Content

Ancestry hosts the world’s largest online collection of family history records.

  • More than 20 billion records have been added to the site over the past two decades, and Ancestry adds an average of two million records to its website each day.
  • Ancestry members have created 100 million family trees containing more than 11 billion ancestral profiles and have uploaded and attached more than 330 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories to their trees.
  • Ancestry users can access records dating back to the 13th century.
  • Ancestry has over 15 billion U.S. records on its sites.
  • Ancestry hosts records from over 80 countries worldwide.
  • Ancestry.co.uk hosts the UK’s largest online collection of family history records with more than two billion searchable records.
  • 20

    billion

    records

  • 80

    countries

    of origin

  • 100

    million

    family trees

  • 11

    billion

    connections

Product and Technology

Ancestry currently manages about 10 petabytes of structured and unstructured data, including billions of records detailing births, marriages, deaths, military service, and immigration.

  • AncestryDNA has a growing network of more than 10 million people and more than 70 million 3rd cousin and closer matches have been surfaced for customers.
  • The Ancestry Mobile app for iOS and Android has been downloaded cumulatively more than 16 million times since inception (Jan 2011).
  • On average, over 1 billion searches are handled by Ancestry servers per month.
  • Ancestry has more than 50 patents or patents pending with the majority focused around the technology used to digitize and index historical records and put them online.
  • 10 +

    million

    people DNA-tested

  • 1+

    billion

    searches monthly

  • 17

    million

    app downloads

  • 2017

    Webby

    Award

Our People

Ancestry has 1,600 employees located around the world, with 1,000 employees in Utah, 400 employees in San Francisco, and approximately 100 employees in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, Ancestry also has offices in San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Munich, Germany.
  • Ancestry is recognized as a best company to work for by Utah Business magazine and San Francisco Business Times.
  • 1600

    employees

  • 7

    offices

    worldwide

  • Best

    Place

    to Work award

Company Overview
  • Ancestry is a private company with multiple strategic equity investors including Silver Lake and GIC along with Permira funds, Spectrum Equity, and Ancestry management.
  • In 2017, Ancestry generated more than $1 billion in revenue, an annual increase of more than 30 percent
  • Ancestry has more than 3 million paying subscribers across all its family history websites.
  • Launched in May 2012, AncestryDNA has more than 10 million people in its consumer DNA network, making it the largest in the world.
  • AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets.
  • Ancestry has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.
  • The Ancestry brand family encompasses Ancestry, AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave, and more.
  • The company’s management team, led by CEO Margo Georgiadis, is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies like Amazon, Intuit, Martha Stewart Living, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, and Box.
Records and Content
  • More than 20 billion records have been added to the site over the past two decades, and Ancestry adds an average of two million records to its website each day.
  • Ancestry members have created 100 million family trees containing more than 11 billion ancestral profiles and have uploaded and attached more than 330 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories to their trees.
  • Ancestry users can access records dating back to the 13th century.
  • Ancestry has over 15 billion U.S. records on its sites.
  • Ancestry hosts records from over 80 countries worldwide.
  • Ancestry.co.uk hosts the UK’s largest online collection of family history records with more than two billion searchable records.
Product and Technology
  • AncestryDNA has a growing network of more than 10 million people and more than 70 million 3rd cousin and closer matches have been surfaced for customers.
  • The Ancestry Mobile app for iOS and Android has been downloaded cumulatively more than 16 million times since inception (Jan 2011).
  • On average, over 1 billion searches are handled by Ancestry servers per month.
  • Ancestry has more than 50 patents or patents pending with the majority focused around the technology used to digitize and index historical records and put them online.
Our People
  • Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, Ancestry also has offices in San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Munich, Germany.
  • Ancestry is recognized as a best company to work for by Utah Business magazine and San Francisco Business Times.