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Family Tree Maker Will Continue to be Produced and Upgraded & RootsMagic Will Sync to Ancestry.com

Kendall Hulet, at Ancestry.com, announced today that Family Tree Maker isn’t dead after all. He also commented to the media community that “contracts hadn’t been signed yet,” and that this is the reason that they earlier announced that they were “stopping Family Tree Maker,” while leaving no other options for users. Ancestry isn’t run by […]

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“Long Lost Family” to Debute on TLC March 6, at 10/9c

Oh, good… Another genealogy show! And it looks like this one is also researched and sponsored by Ancestry.com. The following excerpt is from a news items posted February 2, 2016 @ 11:39 am at thewrap.com: Open a fresh box of Kleenex and flip over to TLC: The cable channel has ordered “Long Lost Family” to […]

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Crime & Punishment: Historic Notices of Wanted British Criminals Go Online

The following news release is from Matthew Deighton, with Ancestry.com: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: HISTORIC NOTICES OF WANTED CRIMINALS GO ONLINE More than 90 years of Police Gazette records published online by Ancestry ♣ Police Gazettes reveal fascinating information on suspected wanted criminals, crimes committed and missing persons ♣ A suspect in the Whitechapel Murders and […]

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Petition Circulating To Ask That Family Tree Maker Production be Continued

David Smith has started a petition to Kendall Hulet with the hopes of getting Ancestry to change their mind about retiring Family Tree Maker. He is hoping that is there is enough outcry, Ancestry will reconsider. The link for the petition is at: https://www.change.org/p/kendall-hulet-stop-ancestry-from-retiring-family-tree-maker-software

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Ancestry to Stop Selling Family Tree Maker

Whew… Now this was a surprise to me. I’ve followed, although not always used, Family Tree Maker since version one. But it looks like it’s about to meet it’s demise. The following is excerpted from the Ancestry blog: …we’ve made the decision to stop selling Family Tree Maker as of December 31, 2015. Our subscription […]

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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. Newspapers.com, 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 Ancestry.com

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 Ancestry.com, the largest online family history resource in the world… The high school and university yearbooks have come from all corners […]

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Ancestry.com Refinancing

The following is from Globe Newswire via Yahoo Finance: PROVO, Utah, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC today announced that its subsidiary, Ancestry.com 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 […]

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Ancestry.com 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) — Ancestry.com 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.com: 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 Ancestry.com: Dr. Cathy Petti Joins as Chief Health Officer to Spearhead Company’s Global Health Initiatives (PROVO, Utah) – July 16, 2015 – Ancestry (www.ancestry.com), the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced the launch of AncestryHealth (www.ancestryhealth.com), a new entity and resource to empower […]

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