, the UK’s favourite family history website, offering members access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records. Launched in 2002,’s extensive collection enables members to explore their family history using censuses, the fully indexed birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records. Members can also explore names in other family trees and upload photographs of their own, and in doing so connect to millions of other members making their own discoveries. is part of the global network of family history websites. In addition to its flagship site, the network includes several Ancestry international websites including (Canada), (Australia), (Germany), (Italy), (France) and (Sweden). also operates a suite of online family history brands including, and, all designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history. facts and figures:

  • A member of the global network of family history websites
  • 1 billion searchable UK family history records
  • The most comprehensive online collection of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1911,the fully indexed England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1837 to 2005, the British phone books from 1880 to 1984, UK Incoming Passenger Lists from 1878 to 1960, the London Historical records, 1500s to 1900s, and other records dating back before the 1500s
  • The world’s largest collection of family trees with more than 5 billion profiles from over 100 countries in 50 million member trees
  • 80 per cent of Brits consider knowing their family history to be important


The global network(1):

  • 20 billion searchable family history records
  • More than 55 million member trees
  • More than 5 billion profiles uploaded to those trees by Ancestry users
  • More than 1,400 employees worldwide
  • 200 million photographs, scanned documents and stories uploaded
  • #1 Selling Consumer Selling DNA Test
  • 5 times more ethnic regions than any other competitor
  • The Only DNA test with 1400 ethnic regions
  • The leading DNA test with over 1 billion family connections
  • Over 6 million DNA tests sold


(1) ) Source: most recent company figures publicly available as at 21 November 2013