Completes Their Aquisition of

I see that has completed thier 100 Million dollar purchase of – and that they lost 6% of their stock value in heavy trading today. Interesting…

The following is from

PROVO, Utah, Aug 17, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX): Inc. ACOM -4.34% today announced the completion of its acquisition of, a leading family history website, for approximately $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities. is a great addition to the family. It is a fast-growing business that has expanded the addressable family history market through a simple and affordable approach,” said Tim Sullivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of “We are excited to increase our ability to help more individuals discover their family history.” was owned and operated by Inflection LLC, a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Since‘s launch in January 2010, the site has rapidly grown to more than 440,000 paying subscribers who pay approximately $39.95 a year. offers access to over 2.2 billion historical records, including birth records, obituaries, immigration and passenger lists, historical newspapers, as well as U.S. and U.K. Censuses. plans to operate separately, retaining its brand and website. Many Inflection employees, including key marketing, product and engineering executives, will join the team.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

6 thoughts on “ Completes Their Aquisition of”

  1. If Ancestry keeps gobbling up all their competitors, it may soon be time for some anti-trust action.

  2. I did not plan to subscribe to again, as (at least for me) they had very few records that were unique to them. Most of what I could find there could be found on Ancestry (to which I subscribe) or on free sites.

  3. I wonder how much it would cost to get memberships to all these companies that have genealogy databases, probably close to $2000 a year at the rates that are published. I would think that if you subscribed to ancestry, you ought to at least get a discount to their other sites, probably not though.

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