If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably by now heard that Ancestry is being sold to The Blackstone Group — one of the world’s most notorious investment firms. Blackstone (based in Manhattan) has been accused of human rights violations; unwarranted rent spikes/aggressive evictions, and a host of other issues.
In fact, Blackstone is also the owner of Motel 6. In 2018 and 2019, Motel 6 was successfully sued as was Blackstone after it emerged that they provided their guest lists to Customs Enforcement in the United States. That happened in part because Blackstone ‘s CEO Stephen Schwarzman has deep ties to Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant mantra and general corruption.
We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up the step-by-step guide on how to delete your Ancestry account ahead of the sale.
- Go to Ancestry.com
- Go into the DNA history section
- Click Settings
4. Towards the bottom of this menu you will see this section. You will also be given an opportunity to download your DNA prior to deletion (the delete button is on top of this page, the ability to download your DNA (assuming you’d like to have a copy) is also listed here.
5. See image below. Directly below the option to download a copy first, there is the option to wipe the DNA from the site entirely.
And there we have it. That is how you delete your DNA from their servers.