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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 Ancestry.com: 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 […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Millions of German Civil Vital Records to Their Website

Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of indystar.com: The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with Ancestry.com 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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Ancestry Uncovers Members of Armed Services Among Least Likely to Own Homes, While Fire Fighters Are More Likely to Than Lawyers and Judges

The following News Release is from MarketWired: New Analysis From Ancestry Reveals Surprising Connections Between Occupation and Home Ownership Today and Since 1900 PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – October 15, 2014) – Members of the armed services are among the least likely to own a home in the United States, according to a new analysis by Ancestry, […]

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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to Ancestry.com

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the ksl.com website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with Ancestry.com, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Ancestry.com. Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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Ancestry.com to Announce 3rd Quarter Financials on October 22

It’s been posted that Ancestry.com will announce their 3rd quarter financial results on October 22. Following is a copy of the News Release. PROVO, Utah, Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its third quarter 2014 on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, after […]

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MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s

The following excerpt is from from a blog post written by Eric Shoup, received from Matthew Deighton, Sr. Public Relations Specialist at Ancestry.com: This past June, we [Ancestry.com] announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it […]

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Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website. A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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Researchers From Ancestry.com Help Explore the Oregon Trail, Klondike Gold Rush, & More on New Season of TLC Series “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The following is from globenewswire: PROVO, Utah, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In the new season of TLC’s Emmy-nominated series “Who Do You Think You Are?” Ancestry.com researchers mined thousands of historical documents to help producers make new family history discoveries for an all-star line up of celebrities. The new season premieres tonight and […]

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Ancestry.com LLC Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

The following is from globenewswire.com: Q2 Non-GAAP Revenues $156.1 Million, Up 13% Year-Over-Year July 23, 2014 16:05 ET | Source: Ancestry.com, Inc. PROVO, Utah, July 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. “Despite softer performance in […]

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Ancestry.com Focuses on Core Offerings

I was not at all surprised when Ancestry.com made their announcement last week that they were “retiring” a number of their services, specifically MyFamily, MyCanvas, Genealogy.com, 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, […]

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Ancestry.com Offering Its Military Records FREE Thru Memorial Day

Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com Tell the Stories of Our Nation’s “Friends” – The Unsung Leaders of Equality and Peace

The following is from Ancestry.com: Documents Spanning Over 300 Years Give Insight to the Presence and Influence of Quakers in American History PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2014) – Ancestry.com 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 […]

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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 to Announce First Quarter Financials

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com 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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