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Ancestry products and services are protected by patents that have issued in many countries around the world. This website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking and/or notice provisions of patent rights recognized by many of these countries. For example, this website is provided to satisfy the virtual patent marking provisions of Section 16 of the America Invents Act and to serve as notice under 35 U.S.C. §287(a) in the United States.

The following list of Ancestry products and services are covered by one or more of the associated patents. This list may not be all inclusive, and other Ancestry products and services not listed here may be protected by one or more patents.


Product / Service Patents
Genealogical Trees: building, searching, and/or verifying content within US8095567, US8185557, US8768970, US8786603, US8793574, US8825705, US8825709, US9177266, US9330418, US9665257, US9959013, US11093746, US11113609
Access to Historical Records: text/image recognition, indexing, search, and/or retrieval CA3066227, US7111144, US7249129, US7392268, US7724981, US7734092, US7756289, US7870139, US7908315, US7945116, US8019719, US8073285, US8140512, US8224821, US8249391, US8356023, US8370759, US8375286, US8446652, US8600152, US8600980, US8687890, US8731336, US8769438, US8801201, US8824803, US8837787, US8894027, US8908971, US8938439, US8949110, US9030502, US9053362, US9197525, US9251394, US9400942, US9454545, US9619702, US9620079, US9740928, US9747345, US9767353, US9792520, US10262042, US10318846, US10552418, US10621693, US10635680, US10796152, US10896189, US10943146, US10949666, US11170257
Matches, Hints, Ethnicity, and/or Communities AU2015331619, AU2015331621, AU2015332507, AU2016272732, AU2016293485, AU201716670, AU201810123, AU201810129, AU201810132, AU201810134, CA177962, CA2906180, DE3207481, DK3207481, EM0044284230001, EM0044284230002, EM0044284230003, EM0044284230004, EM0044284230005, EP3207481, ES3207481, FI3207481, FR3207481, GB3207481, IE3207481, IS3207481, IT3207481, MX56423, NL3207481, NO3207481, NZ423670, NZ424777, NZ424778, NZ424779, NZ424780, NZ629509, PL3207481, SE3207481, US7957907, US8620594, US8738297, US8805620, US8855935, US9390225, US9940433, USD831057, USD831688, USD915449, US10114922, US10223498, US10296710, US10504611, US10558930, US10658068, US10679729, US10692587, US10720229, US10896741, US10896742, US10916332, US10957422, US11211149, US11232854, US11238957
Sample Collection Device AU2014218419, CA190197, CA2920098, DE602014077048.7, FR3028030, GB3028030, MX368207, NZ629537, TWI624305, US9732376, USD904189, US10973497
AncestryHealth AU2015342771, US10867705