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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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Ancestry DNA HIts 1 Million People in Their DNA Autosomal Database

Big News Day! AncestryDNA just hit 1 million people in their DNA Autosomal Database! See the blog post below from my friend, Anna Swayne. http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/16/ancestrydna-celebrates-one-million-people-tested/ The following is a teaser from the blog post: We just hit a huge milestone, and we are excited to celebrate! In just three short years AncestryDNA has genetically tested […]

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Fold3.com & Ancestry.com Offer Free Access Packages This Weekend

Ancestry.com is offering free access to their records from the Original 13 Colonies This weekend. The sale ends on July 4. Click on the illustration below for more info. See the full list of the 13 Colonies Collections by clicking here. Fold3.com is also offering free access to its Revolutionary War Records through July 15, […]

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Virginia Vital Records Now Available at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an article by Margaret Linford, published in the June 23, 2015 edition of swvatoday.com: There has been quite a bit of excitement in the lives of Virginia genealogists this month. On June 2, Governor McAuliffe announced that a project to digitize and preserve the vital records of Virginia was complete. […]

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Ancestry.com Currently Has 83 Job Openings

Ancestry.com is hiring and currently has 83 job openings in Salt Lake City & Provo, Utah; San Francisco, California; Dublin, Ireland; Munich, Germany; and London, England. Click on this link for details.

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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 alternet.org. 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 Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com this Weekend!

It’s been announced that Ancestry.com 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) — Ancestry.com 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, Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com: 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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