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Findmypast and Sister Site Mocavo Come Together

The following is from FindMyPast: · Findmypast aims to deliver a more focussed, efficient and comprehensive service to US family historians · The move is part of Findmypast’s plans for continued expansion in the US January 18, 2016 – Leading family history website Findmypast, has today announced that sister site Mocavo will be incorporated into […]

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Mocavo Acquired by Findmypast / DC Thomson Family History

June 22, 2014 – The following news release was received from Cliff Shaw, founder of Today is an exciting day for genealogists everywhere as we’re announcing that Mocavo has been acquired by Findmypast/DC Thomson Family History. This is a groundbreaking development for the industry and a major turning point in Mocavo’s quest to bring […]

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Mocavo Adds 450 New Records Indexes Which Include 25M Records from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

On March 7, I got a note from Cliff Shaw at Mocavo stating that “Today alone, we are adding more than 450 new record indexes in addition to the 1,000 databases that we usually launch every day. These indexes include 25 million names from a variety of countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, and […]

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Gold-level Universal Search FREE at Until Midnight on Sunday

The following was just received from We think Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to say thank you for all of the support you have given us in the last few months. With your support, we’ve kept our promise and launched more than 1,000 new databases every day, all of them free forever. And […]

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Mocavo Adds 20,000 Additional Databases in One Day

The following is from Mocavo: In October 2013, we announced our Free Forever Revolution and made a commitment to launch 1,000 new databases every day. With the support of the Mocavo Community, we’ve kept our promise by adding more than 150,000 databases to our existing collection in less than four months. Today, as a thank […]

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A Search Program That Will Read Handwritten Text?

Cliff Shaw seems to always be on the cutting edge of genealogy technology, especially as deals with the web. Now he says that it looks like they are close to being able to search on handwritten text. If his company can pull this off, it changes everything… The following was received last night from Cliff […]

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Mocavo Community Digitization Grant Made to Bethany Children’s Home

This past Saturday, Mocavo announced the winner of their Mocavo Community Digitization Grant. Last November they made a commitment to provide $25,000 in digitization services to preserve historical records and make them available for free access. Bethany Children’s Home has been selected as their grant recipient. For more information please go to this link: […]

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Mocavo’s Family Tree Viewer

Mocavo has announced the addition of a Family Tree Viewer. The following is from their blog: The viewer enables you to build a new family tree from scratch, and/or upload a GEDCOM file to your Mocavo profile. Once you have created or uploaded a family tree, you will then have access to an entirely new […]

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Mocavo and FreeBMD Announce Partnership – Search 300 Million English and Welsh BMD Records with Mocavo

The following news release is from the blog website: Today at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live conference in London, England we are excited to announce our new partnership with the FreeBMD Trust. The FreeBMD Trust shares Mocavo’s commitment to bring all of the world’s genealogical information online for free putting everyone’s […]

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Mocavo Gets $4 Million Venture Capital from the Foundry Group

I’ve had some great successes with, and it looks like they’ve come into some venture capital. Good… The following news release is from the May 16 2012 edition of Mocavo, an online genealogy research service, has landed a $4 million venture capital investment from the Foundry Group . Both companies are based in […]

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