Thanksgiving and the holidays are a time for family, togetherness, and gratitude. What better way to celebrate than learning more about the ancestors who helped make the life you lead today possible? 

Just in time for the holidays, Ancestry.com is offering major discounts on their gift memberships and DNA tests exclusive for US residents. 

From now through Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23), Ancestry's DNA tests are only $79, and they're also offering 20% off gift memberships

The Ancestry DNA tests are the most comprehensive way to unlock your ancestors' story dating back thousands of years. The results include a profile, ethnicity estimates, the chance to learn more about the regions from which your ancestors hailed, and the ability to discover and connect with potential relatives on the Ancestry platform. 

For those who want to build out their family trees and delve into ancestors' records, an Ancestry membership is the perfect gift. It will give them access to billions of historical records, amazing tools for growing an interactive family tree, the chance to connect with fellow members, mobile apps for searching and sharing on the go, and award-winning support from Ancestry's help center.

Get your discounted DNA test here and your 20% off gift membership here.

Feeling like a genealogical detective but not based in the US? You can start your ancestry search here

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