Friday, October 19, 2007

Acquisition of

San Francisco, CA – June 21, 2000 –, Inc., the leading online family network, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, the oldest and largest free community genealogy site., a San Francisco, California company, is among the most popular genealogy sites on the Internet. With more than 149 million page views in the month of May 2000, was second among genealogy Web sites only to's over 187 million page views, according to Nielsen NetRatings combined home and work statistics. With the acquisition, Inc. will add to its portfolio of Web sites, which includes,, as well as, collectively recognized as the premier Internet destination for families. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Following the acquisition, the site will continue to be free to all users and will maintain its own unique Web site address, The acquisition by, Inc. will provide the site the financial backing to expand its focus on preserving, sharing, and exchanging family history research. As part of the network of sites, the site will expand with additional technology tools, increased family research content and a greater range of genealogical resources.

With genealogy as one of the most popular hobbies online, the addition of extends's offerings in genealogy research and further enhances its leading position in genealogy research and family services on the Internet. This new combination creates a central destination for the genealogy community online, offering something for every family historian. This move comes at a time when a recent Pew Internet and American Life Study reported that 54 million people belong to a family in which someone used the Internet to research their family history or genealogy.


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