Monday, July 06, 2009

Ancestry: name change (again!)

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Our friends at Ancestry have been busy -- changing names again. Please address all inquiries to support@Ancestry.com .

THE GENERATIONS NETWORK BECOMES ANCESTRY.COM

PROVO, UTAH – July 6, 2009 – The Generations Network, the world’s leading online family history resource, today announced that it is changing its name to Ancestry.com effective immediately.

“Our company has a long and fascinating history, and we’ve been through several name changes over the years. But we started with Ancestry.com, and it now feels completely natural to let our company once again share the Ancestry.com brand with our flagship product,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO, Ancestry.com. “We’re proud that Ancestry.com has developed as the defining online brand associated with family history. Alongside Ancestry.com, we will continue to support our other brands, including Family Tree Maker, myfamily.com, MyCanvas, Rootsweb, Genealogy.com, Jiapu.com and of course, our international Ancestry sites.”

Ancestry.com is the world's leading online family history resource, with more than 4 billion records, proprietary search technologies and an engaged community of 950,000 subscribers and more than 3.5 million active members.

Ancestry.com boasts the only completely indexed online U.S. Federal Census Collection (1790-1930), the most comprehensive online compilation of U.S. ship passenger lists (1820-1960), the largest online collection of African American historical documents and the most comprehensive online collection of U.S. military records, among others. Global Ancestry Sites

Beyond the United States, the Ancestry global network includes local country sites for the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, France and Sweden.

In August 2008, Ancestry launched a dedicated Chinese family history Web site, jiapu.com. Complementary Product Lines

Ancestry.com DNA now extends the Ancestry service into the field of genetic genealogy. · MyCanvas, a digital publishing platform integrated into Ancestry.com, now gives every family the ability to create completely unique, professionally printed family history books.

Family Tree Maker® 2009, the No. 1-selling family history software package, is now available online and in major retail stores throughout North America and Europe.

The redesigned myfamily.com site now has new features, providing families everywhere a safe, private, and free family home on the Web.

The Generations Network operates through two companies; Generations Holding, Inc., which is changing its name to Ancestry.com Inc. and The Generations Network , Inc., which is changing its name to Ancestry.com Operations Inc. The company will refer to itself as Ancestry.com.

For more information, or to build your family tree and discover your family history, visit www.ancestry.com.

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