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 Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org), the two largest providers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

1940 Census Update – Six More States Now Searchable By Name

Posted by Crista Cowan on June 29, 2012 in Company News, Content

What do Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia all have in common? Early this morning, fully indexed census records for each those six states were put online. All images for the 1940 census have been online and fully available to you since the first week of April. But, the completion of these indexes now… Read more

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com

Posted by Heather Erickson on April 25, 2012 in Company News

If you haven’t already heard or seen the news, we wanted to let you know that we have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.com. You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use… Read more

Our Privacy Philosophy

Posted by Heather Erickson on February 23, 2012 in Ancestry.com Site, Company News, Site Features

We know that privacy is increasingly important to you – our users. We want you to know that we care about it too. Our newly published Privacy Philosophy lets you know we have a consistent approach to protecting your privacy and that it is at the core of the decisions we make and what we… Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 Is Now Available!

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on December 15, 2011 in Company News, Family Tree Maker

Today Ancestry.com announced the release of Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, an updated and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software, now with TreeSync™, a feature which lets you sync one desktop family tree and one online tree on Ancestry.com. With TreeSync now you can access and update your tree wherever… Read more