Examples of ancestry in a Sentence
They claim to be of noble ancestry.
a person of unknown ancestry
She claims to be able to trace her ancestry all the way back to the earliest settlers.
Recent Examples of ancestry from the Web
Many Indianapolis citizens can trace their ancestry to the German, Irish and Italian immigrants who settled in Indiana in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Many people treat taking a DNA ancestry test as an adventure.
While some Cossacks trace their ancestry back to the paramilitary groups broken up by the Soviet Union after the Russian Civil War, others have more tenuous links.
For moms into genealogy, there's no better (or more useful) gift than a DNA kit, which will save mom the struggle of tracing her ancestry the old-fashioned way.
Helix has revenue-sharing arrangements with each of its partners, which include National Geographic, which sells DNA ancestry kits; the Mayo Clinic; and Sema4, a genomics startup spun out of Mount Sinai Health System.
The prejudice the Marielitos faced in Miami stemmed in part from their colonial slave ancestry, and was complicated by Castro's antidiscrimination reforms, which initially were only cosmetic.
The maker of at-home DNA testing kits, 23andMe has previously marketed to Americans hoping to trace back their ancestry, or unearth genetic dispositions to certain diseases.
There are not strong privacy laws to keep police from accessing ancestry site databases, said Steve Mercer, the chief attorney for the forensic division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender.
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ANCESTRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ancestry for English Language Learners
: a person's ancestors : the people who were in your family in past times
ANCESTRY Defined for Kids
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