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FamilyLink.com & WorldVitalRecords.com Acquired by MyHeritage.com

I’ve known for some time now that FamilyLink, and it’s subsidiary, WorldVitalRecords.com had been sold. As a data provider, I was asked to sign paperwork allowing my data to transfer, and keep my mouth shut. However, I didn’t know who bought the company. I just got a call from one of my friends at FamilyLink […]

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Facebook Genealogy Apps Are Temporarily Suspended

Several websites have posted that FamilyLink’s We’re Related (20.4 million users) & Familybuilder’s Family Tree (5.3 million users) were suspended by Facebook last Friday night – being told that “Your application contains ads that link to landing pages completely unrelated to the content in the ad and thus are misleading.” Here’s hoping that this mess […]

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WorldVitalRecords.com Opens Site Allowing for Free Public Access to More Than One Billion Family History Records With the Addition of the Largest Number of Records to be Released in a Single Day Since the Site Launched in 2006

The following was written by FamilyLink staff. It’s a heck of a deal. Click on the graphic to check it out! PROVO, UT, August 11, 2009 – WorldVitalRecords.com, an online family history resource, today announced the addition of the largest number of records to be released in a single day since the site launched in […]

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Open Forum: Blogging, Social Networking, and Podcasting at the FGS Conference

The following news release was received from George Morgan: Federation of Genealogical Societies 2009 Conference Wednesday, September 2, 2009 from 5:00-6:00 PM Statehouse Convention Center, Governor’s Hall IV The Federation of Genealogical Societies is pleased to host an open forum for everyone interested in meeting, networking, and discussing blogging, social networks, and podcasting. Everyone is […]

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Surpassing 50 Million Users “We’re Related” Proves Families are Popular on Facebook

FamilyLink.com, Inc. dominates social networking niche with family-focused application We’re Related, a Top 10 Facebook application for over a year July 20, 2009, Provo, Utah: – Social networks are the perfect environment for keeping families connected, if done right, and FamilyLink.com, Inc. seems to be doing just that. The Company announced today We’re Related, their […]

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FamilyLink.com, Inc. Launches Genealogy Social Network Website GenealogyWise

The following news release was written by FamilyLink staff: Open community-based website represents a new option for family history exploration & a unique way to discover & connect with family. Provo, UT, July 14, 2009 — FamilyLink.com, Inc. today introduced GenealogyWise.com, a new web property that combines community interaction with tools and resources for people […]

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FamilyLink Plays an April Fools Joke…

A Provo company drove up its Web traffic significantly with a little April Fool’s joke involving President Barack Obama and 18 million users of Facebook. Familylink.com, a 2 -year-old family and social networking company, sent out e-mails to active users of its “We’re Related” application on Facebook, the Web site that allows people to connect […]

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Cliff Shaw Joins the FamilyLink.com Team as Their Lead Developer

Software developer Cliff Shaw, known as the founder of websites GenForum, GenCircles, and the Family Tree Legends genealogy software has joined FamilyLink.com as their lead developer. I’ve visited with Cliff at various conferences over the years, and have been very favorably impressed with his abilities, as well as the websites. I think he’s a good […]

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FamilyLink.com Raises 2.85 Million in Series B Funding

The following Press Release is from peHub. FamilyLink.com recently raised $2.85 million in Series B funding as social networking services continue to grow even during difficult economic times. FamilyLink.com raised its initial round of funding of $1.25 million in August 2007. Several Series A investors joined the Series B funding round, including vSpring Capital and […]

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FamilyLink.com Creates the Chief Genealogy Officer Position

Mark Tucker, at ThinkGenealogy, reported this evening that Paul Allen tweeted that he’s beginning the search for a Chief Genealogy Officer. One of the primary responsibilities of the new position will be to “help manage GenSeek.” For more info, see, Mark’s blog.

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FamilyLink.com Announces New CTO

The following news release was written by FamilyLink. PROVO, UT, January 15, 2009 – FamilyLink.com, Inc. recently named Allan Carroll as its new chief technology officer bringing much expertise, talent, and skill to the Company. “We are thrilled to have Allan on our team. He is very gifted and will bring much needed experience and […]

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