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Ancestry’s new Fourth of July ad

This may be the Best Genealogy Ad Ever.

In capital letters.


And italics.


Ancestry has just produced an ad for the Fourth of July celebration here in the United States which will give you goosebumps.

It’s captioned “Unlock your past. Inspire your future.”

And it’s wonderful.

Watch it here:

In case for some reason that doesn’t come through, it’s here on YouTube, or search YouTube for “Declaration Descendants.”

If the scene at the end is vaguely familiar to you, here’s why:

The painting Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull, hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.

Here’s the best part of that reproduction of the Trumbull painting: every single person in the ad is a descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Best. Genealogy. Ad. Ever.

Kudos to Ancestry!

Happy Fourth of July.

Image: John Trumbull, Declaration of Independence (1819), via Wikimedia Commons.

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