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The Lightening Talks of the BYU Family History Technology Workshop #Genealogy

The Lightening Talks just finished here at the BYU Family History Technology Workshop. Presenters had about two minutes to tell us what they were working on in the tech field. Wow! What a fascinating session. Following are the sessions given, with my notes. It’s not a perfect listing, in that I could not always get […]

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Eight Semifinalists Announced for the Annual Innovator Challenge

RootsTech has announced the eight semifinalists in the annual Innovator Challenge. Out of 51 entries, eight were selected by a panel of independent judges to move forward. According to the FamilySearch Blog, they are: Argus Search Google-like full text search in historic and handwritten documents without prior referencing. GenMarketplace Find experts for your specific family […]

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Family Chronicle Gets a Name Change

According to Ed Zapletal, my friend, and the publisher at Moorshead Magazines Ltd., the venerable Family Chronicle Magazine is getting a name change. Beginning with the March/April 2015 edition, the magazine is titled Your Genealogy Today. The magazine website will also be changing to as of March 1. The thinking behind changing the name […]

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Virtual PMC 2015 Registration Now Open

The following is from APG: Registration is now open for the 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference at The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — that’s 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day […]

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Dutch Citizen Helps Overseas Chinese Locate their Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an article written by Liu Zhihua, and posted in the October 18, 2014 edition of A Dutch citizen eager to trace back his family history now helps many overseas Chinese do the same, Liu Zhihua reports. Huihan Lie, a 36-year-old Dutch citizen, never expected he would someday make a […]

Leave a Comment First Quarter 2014 Financials Reported

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. “We had a solid first quarter financially, highlighted by the momentum from our AncestryDNA product, which is starting to have a positive impact on our revenue,” […]

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The following is from the website: 2013 Total Non-GAAP Revenue $561.5 million, Up 15% Year-Over-Year – 2013 Adjusted EBITDA $211.6 million, Up 18% Year-Over-Year PROVO, Utah, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Financial performance for the periods was […]

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A NEW FREE Online Genealogy Magazine

The premier issue of ‘Going In-Depth’ was introduced to subscribers on February 15, 2013. The online genealogy magazine contains over 70 pages of columns, articles, and free resources. New issues are planned for the 15th of each month. Subscriptions are FREE, so follow my example and subscribe now! The publication is edited by a team […]

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Judge Will Not Block Buy-Out Vote

The following excerpt is from an article published in the December 19, 2012 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Provo-based complied Wednesday with the order of a Delaware judge and filed additional information ahead of a Dec. 27 stockholder vote on the $1.6 billion acquisition of the genealogy website by a group led by […]

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Details of Shareholder Complaints With Sale to Permira

The following excerpt is from the December 13 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle: Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — Inc. executives backed a $1.6 billion buyout by Permira Advisers LLP and dismissed higher bids for the world’s largest family-history website to protect their jobs and get shares in the deal, Ancestry investors said in a […]

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Thomas MacEntee on Turning Your Genealogy Hobby into a Living

Thomas MacEntee has made his hobby his occupation – and with a lot of hard work, it’s paying off. The following excerpt is from an article in the October 29, 2012 edition of Forbes. How would you like to turn your hobby into a second career? That’s exactly what Thomas MacEntee of Chicago, a former […]

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Shareholders Sue

The following exceprt is from an article posted in the Provo Daily Herald. PROVO — Just days after Inc. announced it planned to sell to Permira Advisers LLP, a London-based private equity firm, shareholders are suing the world’s largest family history website, saying the company passed over a better offer to buy, thus shortchanging […]

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Monahan’s Sales of Just the First of Many?

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the September 14, 2012 San Francisco Business Times. Brian and Matthew Monahan’s sale of last month was the first $100 million exit for their Redwood City-based company, Inflection LLC. They’re confident it won’t be the last. While the deal with genealogy giant turned heads, […]

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Genealogy as a Pastime and Profession

Genealogy as a Pastime and Profession was published initially in 1930. The volume was written by one of the leading genealogists of the era, Donald Lines Jacobus. When the Second Revised Edition was published by Genealogical Publishing Company in 1968, Milton Rubincam wrote the Introduction for the book. The late Mr. Rubincam was one of […]

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Ancestry Shares Rise on Rumors of Potential Buy-out

The following excerpt is from the August 23, 2012 edition of (ACOM) saw its shares rise nearly 3% Thursday on reports that the family history service is entertaining buyout offers. Ancestry rejected bids earlier this month from Permira Advisers and TPG Capital as too low, and those private equity firms are now considering […]

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