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Genealogy Site Adds 3.2M New American Indian Records

Genealolgy site Ancestry.com has added millions of new American Indian records for the use of those who think they may have American Indian blood, according to AP. The idea came about due to a slim 5.2 million people identifying themselves …

Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion Ancestry.com Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion
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Online genealogy site Ancestry.com has agreed to be purchased by European private equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion ($32.00 per share). Ancestry.com President and CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser will maintain a majority of their equity …

Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million

Ancestry.com has announced they plan to acquire Archives.com, and the desalt is going to cost them $100 million. Archives is owned by public record aggregator and data mining firm, Inflection. Since their launch in 2010, Archives has amassed over 375,000 …

Ancestry.com Sells For $300 Million

You may or may not know about The Generations Network, but one of its properties has been a huge help to amateur and professional genealogists everywhere.  And now Ancestry.com, along with the rest of The Generations Network’s properties, has a new owner: Spectrum Equity Investors.

Ancestry.com Expands Database A Lot

“The year was 1850. Gold was discovered in California. The Scarlet Letter’ was published. Where were your ancestors?” That’s the advertising line attached to Ancestry.com’s latest update: complete census records from 1790 to 1930.