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Genealogy Site Adds 3.2M New American Indian Records

Genealolgy site 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 as having American Indian or Alaskan Native ancestry on 2010 U.S. Census forms. Estimates as to those who have American …

Read More Sold To Private Equity Firm For $1.6 Billion

Online genealogy site has agreed to be purchased by European private equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion ($32.00 per share). President and CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO and COO Howard Hochhauser will maintain a majority of their equity stakes in the company. Spectrum Equity will also remain an investor. “This is a successful outcome for our public stockholders, …

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Ancestry.Com Pays Archives.Com $100 Million has announced they plan to acquire, 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 subscribers, who pay the site about $40 a month for a membership. Once the accusation is over, not much will …

Read More 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, along with the rest of The Generations Network’s properties, has a new owner: Spectrum Equity Investors.

Read More 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’s latest update: complete census records from 1790 to 1930.

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