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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 https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com. 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 usa.chinadaily.com: 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 […]

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Ancestry.com First Quarter 2014 Financials Reported

PROVO, Utah, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com 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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Ancestry.com LLC Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results

The following is from the finance.yahoo.com 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) — Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com Buy-Out Vote

The following excerpt is from an article published in the December 19, 2012 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Provo-based Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com Shareholder Complaints With Sale to Permira

The following excerpt is from the December 13 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle: Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com

The following exceprt is from an article posted in the Provo Daily Herald. PROVO — Just days after Ancestry.com 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 Archives.com 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 Archives.com 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 Ancestry.com 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 investors.com: Ancestry.com (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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Ancestry.com Quarterly Revenue Tops Estimates Amid Buyout Talks

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the July 26, 2012 edition of cfoworld.com: Ancestry.com Inc., the family history research website in talks to sell itself, reported second-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates, citing user gains and demand for new products. Revenue rose 18 percent to $119.1 million, topping $117.4 million, […]

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British “David” Takes On Billion-Dollar U.S. “Goliath” For Share of U.S.’s Growing Online Genealogy Market

The following news release was received from Beth Cook, Publicist for Findmypast.com • Findmypast.com launches into U.S. July 24; seeks to become go-to site for Americans of British and Irish ancestries • World’s second largest genealogy company takes on its biggest rival, with the help of 1,000 unique record collections and 75% annual growth San […]

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Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com

The following news release is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com. The acquisition doesn’t surprise me in the least, as Archives.com’s strategic partnerships have got to be worth a lot all by themselves. With access to Ancestry.com’s capital, Archives.com is sure to prosper. “Simple and Affordable” Fast-growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to Ancestry.com PROVO, Utah, April […]

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