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Ancestry Mexico Launches With More Than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records!

The following is from MarketWatch: New Services Will Help Mexicans and More Than 34 Million Mexican Americans Explore Their Family History PROVO, UT AND DUBLIN, IRELAND, Oct 28, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Ancestry, the world’s leading family history brand, today announced the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated […]

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Ancestry Announces Renewal of Their Digitization Partnership Agreement With NARA

I just got the following from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry. This is goods news. Ancestry & NARA had problems with their digitization projects a while back when it was found that an employee had destroyed records. That looks to have been resolved… Whew… We are pleased to announce the renewal of our digitization partnership agreement […]

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Ancestry Find A Grave Community Day is October 17

I see that Ancestry is sponsoring another Find a Grave Community Day. This year it’s on Saturday, October 17. The following is from Ancestry’s blog. Last year was an amazing success thanks to you, our incredible volunteers, who visited over 100 cemeteries and contributed more than 250,000 photos on the days leading up to, and […]

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Ancestry Launches Largest Online Collection of Wills and Probate Records in the USA – FREE Access Through Sept. 7

I spent a few hours searching for wills and probate documents at the Ancestry website yesterday, and found some for my family that I’d not previously seen. The following news release is from MarketWired: More Than 170 Million Documents From 1668-2005 Now Available Exclusively on Ancestry; New Collection Provides a Wealth of Deeper Stories About […]

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Ancestry Collaborates with Gannett to Digitally Archive More Than 80 U.S. Newspapers

Written by BusinessWire on 27 August 2015 – Ancestry announced its collaboration with Gannett Co., Inc. to digitize more than 80 daily newspapers across the nation., an Ancestry business unit, and Gannett will provide a historical newspaper viewing experience complete with full text search, clipping and sharing features. Together, they expect to deliver more […]

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Canadian Yearbooks Posted at

The following teaser is from a article written for the Waterloo Region Record by Olivia Carville: Over a century of Canadian yearbooks, carrying more than one million historical records, have recently been uploaded to, the largest online family history resource in the world… The high school and university yearbooks have come from all corners […]

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The following is from Globe Newswire via Yahoo Finance: PROVO, Utah, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC today announced that its subsidiary, Inc. (the “Company”), intends to refinance its credit facility. The Company expects that the new credit facility will consist of a $735 million first lien term loan that matures in […]

Leave a Comment Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Report

The following is from Globe Newswire: Second Quarter Revenues $169.4 million, Up 8.5% Year-Over-Year; Up 10.2% on Constant Currency Basis – – Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA $67.3 million, Up 16.1% Year-Over-Year1 – PROVO, Utah, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC (the “Company”), the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today […]

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Ancestry Academy Adds Four New Courses

The following is from Ancestry Academy’s online course library continues to grow with these four new courses taught by experts in the genealogy community. Come check them out! The Mystery of Manuscripts, with Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG℠, CGL℠, FUGA Manuscripts and other original documents can provide information not found anywhere else, but they can […]

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Ancestry Launches AncestryHealth

The following press release is from Matthew Deighton at Dr. Cathy Petti Joins as Chief Health Officer to Spearhead Company’s Global Health Initiatives (PROVO, Utah) – July 16, 2015 – Ancestry (, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced the launch of AncestryHealth (, a new entity and resource to empower […]

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Ancestry DNA HIts 1 Million People in Their DNA Autosomal Database

Big News Day! AncestryDNA just hit 1 million people in their DNA Autosomal Database! See the blog post below from my friend, Anna Swayne. The following is a teaser from the blog post: We just hit a huge milestone, and we are excited to celebrate! In just three short years AncestryDNA has genetically tested […]

Leave a Comment & Offer Free Access Packages This Weekend is offering free access to their records from the Original 13 Colonies This weekend. The sale ends on July 4. Click on the illustration below for more info. See the full list of the 13 Colonies Collections by clicking here. is also offering free access to its Revolutionary War Records through July 15, […]

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Virginia Vital Records Now Available at

The following teaser is from an article by Margaret Linford, published in the June 23, 2015 edition of There has been quite a bit of excitement in the lives of Virginia genealogists this month. On June 2, Governor McAuliffe announced that a project to digitize and preserve the vital records of Virginia was complete. […]

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Cops Used DNA from Ancestry’s Sorensen Database in a Murder Investigation

The following teaser is from a thought-provoking article posted May 5, 2015 at The Sorensen database was the first place I ever had a DNA test saved, many years ago. So what does the future hold for those of use who are actively using DNA for our genealogy research? Interesting… Idaho Falls, Idaho – […]

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