There’s great news for those of you who are not descended exclusively from Indian Princesses: Ancestry.com has announced the availability of its AncestryDNA product in 29 additional countries. If you have brickwalls in any of these countries, pray that your cousins will buy AncestryDNA kits. The new countries are:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- South Korea
- Vatican City
AncestryDNA was already available in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Most new countries are in Europe, so I wondered if the addition was related to the European Union. After all, the European Union and the loss of the safe harbour agreement with the United States have been in the news lately. I compared the EU membership list with the list of newly supported countries and found the following:
These countries are members of the European Union, but AncestryDNA is still not available in them: France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Spain, and the Vatican City. On the other hand, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, San Marino, South Korea, and Turkey are not members of the European Union, but AncestryDNA is now available in them. As you can see, there doesn’t seem to be a connection between European Union membership and the list of newly supported countries.
For more information, see “AncestryDNA Now Offered in 29 New Countries” on the Ancestry Blog.