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Archive for the ‘The Generations Network’ Category Focuses on Core Offerings

I was not at all surprised when made their announcement last week that they were “retiring” a number of their services, specifically MyFamily, MyCanvas,, Mundia and the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Honestly, I’m surprised that it took them this long on a number of them. The announcement was made over a week ago, […]

Leave a Comment Offering Its Military Records FREE Thru Memorial Day is offering its Military Records free thru memorial day. Featured Collection Include: NEW – U.S., Alien Draft Registrations, Selected States, 1940–1946 NEW – New York, National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923–1947 NEW – New York, Military Service Cards, 1816–1979 NEW – New York, State Veterans Questionnaires, 1861–1991 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 […]

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New Quaker Records on Tell the Stories of Our Nation’s “Friends” – The Unsung Leaders of Equality and Peace

The following is from Documents Spanning Over 300 Years Give Insight to the Presence and Influence of Quakers in American History PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2014) – today released 11.5 million new records documenting one of the most prominent groups in American history, the “Religious Society of Friends,” more commonly known as […]

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,” […]

Leave a Comment to Announce First Quarter Financials

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its first quarter 2014 on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, after the market closes. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call at 3:00 […]

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Family Tree University is Offering “48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips” as a FREE Download

I downloaded a copy of the new 48 Ancestry.Com Search Tips eBook from Family Tree University this morning. It’s written by Nancy Hendrickson, author of the upcoming new book, Unofficial Guide to – a book many of us are looking forward to. The Unofficial Guide to is planned to ship in mid-November 2014. […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to, & Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February,, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

Leave a Comment Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, posted more Danish data that they received from This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916. I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! […]

Leave a Comment Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

Leave a Comment Kills “Old Search”

For a number of years we’ve been able to search with “Old Search,” as well as the default search known as “Primary Search.” Most of us haven’t used “Old Search” for years, so we won’t miss it, but there are those who, being comfortable with it, still used the “Old Search” right up until […]

Comments (1) LLC Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results

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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Ancestry Day Coming to Philadelphia on March 15, 2014

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to partner once again with, the world’s largest online genealogy website, to bring Ancestry Day to Philadelphia. This full day of genealogy lectures will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, March 15. More than 600 people have already registered, and we are expecting a […]

Leave a Comment Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch

The following news release was received from this morning. It’s so nice to see Ancestry and FamilySearch working hand-in-hand to get records digitized and posted online. That’s sooo different than the competitive and somewhat adversarial relationship the firms had not all that long ago. In reading the announcement, I take it that Ancestry will […]

Leave a Comment Teams Up With New York City Municipal Archives to Bring a Free Index to More Than 10 Million Birth, Marriage & Death Records Online

The following News Release was written by staff: PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – Jan 16, 2014) –, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at The new index, made […]

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