Posted by on 17 December 2009 in is a site dedicated to family history. It’s a place to learn about family members who came before you and the lives that they lived.

You can search through an extensive variety of historical records including birth, marriage and death indexes, census, immigration and military records, phone books, newspapers and periodicals.  As well as searching our historical record collections you can easily organize your family history by creating detailed profiles for each family member, uploading personal photographs and documents for safekeeping, adding biographical timelines – even recording and saving oral histories and video.  You can also invite other family members to build and share your family tree.

Our first website,, was launched in 1996 and quickly became synonymous with connecting people with their roots. was launched in 2002 and we now have an international network of nine Ancestry websites, providing a wealth of historical records and containing more than four billion family history records.

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