Ancestry Releases Transparency Report, Updated Privacy Statement and Guide for Law Enforcement

Posted by Ancestry Team on January 25, 2016 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News

Today we are releasing the first Ancestry Transparency Report, which covers law enforcement requests to Ancestry sites for member data in 2015. As we continue to make our members’ privacy a priority, our intent in issuing this report is to help explain to our members and the public the types of law enforcement requests Ancestry… Read more

Celebrating 2015 and Welcoming 2016

Posted by Tim Sullivan on January 11, 2016 in Company News

2015 has been a great year for Ancestry. We’ve seen incredible successes and momentum, including double digit revenue growth, a net new subscriber base of 150,000 that continues to thrive both in the U.S. and internationally and in just three short years, we’ve become the largest consumer DNA database. As we embrace a new year… Read more

Ode to Lou Szucs: Ancestry’s Employee Number One Retires

Posted by Kristie Wells on March 31, 2015 in Company News, In The Community

We knew this day would come. In fact, we even knew the date it would happen. But this morning it finally sunk in … Loretto Dennis (“Lou”) Szucs is officially retiring today. I am filled with mixed emotions as while I am thrilled for her to be able to spend more time with her family, her… Read more

Sneak Peek of The New Ancestry Website Coming!

Posted by Dan Lawyer on February 19, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News

If you happened to be at RootsTech in Salt Lake City last week, you may have heard the buzz as we unveiled the beta version of a new and improved Ancestry website. If you weren’t at the conference, it’s not too late to learn about what’s coming and be a part of the Ancestry beta… Read more

Ancestry.com Acquires Find A Grave

Posted by Ancestry Team on September 30, 2013 in Company News

We are pleased to announce that Ancestry.com LLC has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database.  With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs… Read more

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online

Posted by Crista Cowan on September 5, 2013 in Company News, Content, Digitization

The following press release was issued this afternoon by Ancestry.com and FamilySearch. Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org), the two largest providers of family history resources, announced today an agreement that is expected to make approximately… Read more

Kim Harrison Receives the Martha Washington Medal

Posted by Pam Velazquez on July 16, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Events

Our own Kim Harrison has been awarded the Martha Washington Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) at its 123rd annual Congress in Kansas City, MO. Kim is the Senior Institutional Account Executive, based in our Provo (UT) headquarters. A native of Michigan, she is a past president of… Read more

AncestryDNA wins the Utah Innovation Award in consumer software and web services

Posted by Stephen Baloglu on May 15, 2013 in AncestryDNA, Company News

AncestryDNA was honored as the winner of the Utah Innovation Awards under the consumer software and web services category. Eight other innovation winners were also recognized in various categories from biotechnology to mechanical systems manufacturing. Finalists in the consumer software and web services category include LumiBook by School Improvement Network and MyCurrent by Overstock –… Read more

Ancestry.com Acquires 1000memories

Posted by Heather Erickson on October 3, 2012 in Company News

We wanted to let you know that we have acquired 1000memories Inc.  They are a San Francisco-based startup that, since their launch in 2010, has been focused on helping people capture and share their memories.  They began as a memorials site and have, for the last year, been focused on helping people digitize and share… Read more

Where Is Family Tree Maker 2013?

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on August 17, 2012 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

We know many of you have been eagerly waiting to hear when Family Tree Maker 2013 will be released. Well, we’re doing things a little different this year. Instead of creating a new version of the software, the team has been putting all of its resources into improving Family Tree Maker 2012 so you get… Read more