Where Do We Come From? Ancestry.com’s 19B-Record ‘Big Tree’ Database May Have the Answer

(“Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”  Paul Gauguin Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) “Where Do We Come From? What Are We?” Not only Paul Gauguin (see picture) but most of humanity has been vexed by these questions since… well, since the dawn of humanity. “If the means were available,” observed science fiction writer Clifford Simak, “we could trace our ancestry – yours and mine – back to the first blob of life-like material that came into being on the planet.” Most of us aren’t interested in going back that far on the family tree. A few hundred years will usually suffice. For this there’s genealogy companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com, a $680 million firm that combines historical research, data analytics, machine learning and…


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