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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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Ancestry Launches Ancestry Academy – Educational Video Courses for Family History Researchers

The following news release is from Marketwired: New Resource Will Feature High-Quality Video Courses Spanning a Variety of Family History Topics; Expert Guidance to Help Experts and Novices Alike PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – April 22, 2015) – Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, has launched Ancestry Academy, a new educational resource that offers high-quality video […]

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Online Digital Genealogy Data is a Fragile Thing

A thought-provoking article by Jon Christian has been posted at the Slate website. The article is titled Deleting the Family Tree – When shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years’ worth of my family’s correspondence and memories. The title alone is enough to jar a genealogist into considering the value and […]

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An Ancestry App for the Apple Watch

Getting an Apple Watch? Well, now you can download an Ancestry iPhone app! I have no plans to get an Apple watch, but for those of you who do, you can carry family history on your wrist – currently not a lot, but some interesting stuff. The app allows users of the Apple watch to: […]

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Free Access to the Immigration Records at this Weekend!

It’s been announced that is allowing free access to their immigration records from April 16 through April 20, 2016. Click on the illustration to check it out! Search Ancestry’s extensive collection of 300 million immigration records! Immigration records tell the story of that momentous decision to immigrate, travel, or become a citizen of a […]

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Ancestry to Announce 1st Quarter Financials April 22, 2015

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its first quarter 2015 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after the market closes. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call at 3:00 […]

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Ancestry Employee Fired for Attempted Record Destruction at Federal Records Center

According to a March 27, 2015 article posted at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, is currently suspended from digitizing 49 million WWII Draft cards at the Federal Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. An Ancestry employee, seemingly running behind on their work, was caught attempting to destroy records. Ancestry is under contract to digitize […]

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Kendall Hulet Promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ancestry

The following news release is from PROVO, Utah, March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the appointment of company veteran Kendall Hulet to the position of Senior Vice President of Product Management. Hulet will assume responsibilities for the global product organization and its efforts to […]

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Ancestry and the 30% Discount for AARP Members

There’s been a bit of Internet traffic the last few days dealing with the fact that Ancestry offers a 30% discount on their “World Explorer” package to AARP members – for one year. Click here to see their website and get the discount. Since memberships expire at different times, and the AARP/Ancestry agreement is also […]

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Extensive Collection of New Zealand Cemetery Records Now Available Online

The following News Release is from More than 1.6 million records spanning two centuries from 1,400 cemeteries across the country digitised and made accessible to all • Almost all New Zealand cemeteries are represented in this collection • Database has taken more than 2,000 volunteers since the 1960s to compile • Ancestry providing free […]

Leave a Comment Financial, Subscriber & Database Data Released for 4th Quarter 2014. financial data was released this week. The following is excerpted from a February 3, 2015 Globe Newswire Press Release: 2014 Non-GAAP Revenues were $619.5 million, Up 10.3% Year-Over-Year. 2014 Adjusted EBITDA were $215.3 million, Up 1.8% Year-Over-Year. Subscribers – Subscribers of Ancestry websites totaled approximately 2,115,000 as of December 31, 2014, compared to 2,140,000 […]

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Ancestry to Build New Headquarters in Lehi, Utah

The following News Release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced its plans to build a new company headquarters at The Corporate Center at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah. “We’re excited about our new Utah headquarters,” said Tim Sullivan, Chief […]

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Family History Research Has Grown in the USA by 14 Times in the Past Decade

The following News Release is from Marketwired and PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – Over the past decade, online family history research has grown in the United States by 14 times, with two-thirds (63%) of respondents in a recent study reporting that family history has become more important than ever. They also say […]

Leave a Comment Adds Millions of German Civil Vital Records to Their Website posted several million indexed digitized civil register records this last week. The registers are from a number of areas of Germany – and include not only civil vital records registers, but residence registrations, recruitment records, emigration and family registers. There are even a few parish register transcripts. Doing a quick search for the surname […]

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Indiana Contracts With to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date […]

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