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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 […]

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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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

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

Leave a Comment to Announce 3rd Quarter Financials on October 22

It’s been posted that 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) — 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 This past June, we [] 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

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, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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