"Exciting news there are more than 120 new Canadian communities that have been added to the AncestryDNA product, offering greater insights about British Canadian and French Canadian settlers.
One of many innovations available to customers as part of the AncestryDNA test, communities take your DNA story one step further, connecting you to the places and people that have shaped your personal family history.
The new updated Canadian communities are part of a wider global update to AncestryDNA of over 225 new communities to help our members who have ties to France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, empowering them to unlock even more discoveries about their family history.
AncestryDNA ethnicity results are based on 1000 years of migration within a user’s DNA and are broken down into regions across the world. Ancestry’s Genetic Communities™ technology is based on macro-international analysis, used to discover specific groups of people that a user is genetically connected to, the places that those ancestors called home and the migration paths they followed.
Communities are particularly valuable for family historians as they can be cross referenced with Ancestry’s historical records to provide even more detail such as ancestral home addresses, schools their ancestors attended and even their place of work – helping to paint a full picture of the connection a user may have to that specific area and community.
The new communities will automatically be added to the results of existing AncestryDNA customers. These will not change the ethnicity estimate of users.
The advancements have been made possible by the combination of Ancestry’s industry-leading 15 million DNA users, new analysis techniques developed by Ancestry’s DNA team and the world’s largest online collection of family history records and trees at www.ancestry.ca"