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PublicNASDAQ:ACOM
Date11/2009
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websiteancestry.com
Blogblogs.ancestry.com
Twitter@ancestrydotcom
CategoryeCommerce
Phone1-800-262-3787
Employees
Founded1983
DescriptionShare your family history

Offices

Headquarters
360 West 4800 North
Provo, UT, 84604
USA

People

CFO
Chief Technology Officer
President and CEO
VP, Product
Vice President of People and Places
Board Director
Board Member
Director, Global Social Media & Customer Engagement
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Acquisitions

Total$162M
1000memories, 10/2012
Archives.com, 4/2012 $100M
Footnote, 9/2010 $28M
iArchives, 9/2010 $27M
Genline, 6/2010 $6.7M

Funding

TOTAL $333M
FUNDING TOTAL $333M
Series B, 9/1999
Amerindo Investment Advisors
AOL
Pivotal Private Equity
Compaq
$33.2M
Private Equity, 10/2007
Spectrum Equity
$300M

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Ancestry

Ancestry.com is a subscription based website which helps you discover, preserve and share your family history. The site has over 7 billion records from the US, Canada and Europe ready to add or already added to family trees. It has all relevant Federal Census records since 1790. Records are generally accessible through a paid subscription, but many are free to browse. As of June 2011, the site had nearly 1.7 paying subscribers and 26 million family trees.

Ancestry.com lets users create their own family tree using web software that does not require a download. Users can start a free account if they only want to use Ancestry’s family tree template and fill in their relatives manually. For those who are looking to uncover long lost relative and see if you really are related to the 3rd Czar of Russia, there is a premium and pricey subscription service that will fill in as many of your relatives as possible, filling out the branches of your family tree.

Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, Ancestry.com has been a leader in the family history market for over 20 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research. The foundation of their service is an extensive and unique collection of billions of historical records that have been digitized, indexed and put online since 1996. Ancestry.com revenues have increased from $140.3 million in 2005 to $300.9 million in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 16.5%.

Competitors include Geni and MyHeritage. MyFamily.com is a sister site.

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Ancestry.com

Websiteancestry.com
Blogblogs.ancestry.com/ancestry
StageLive
Tags family-tree

Basic use if free. Premium services are $30 or $40 per month for access to national and global records respectively.

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Above: Ancestry.com Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

Shoebox from Ancestry.com

Websiteshoebox.ancestry.com

Shoebox from Ancestry.com is the best way to scan old paper photos and save them to your family tree. Turn your phone into a photo scanner.

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Above: Shoebox from Ancestry.com Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 7/8/13
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Above: Shoebox from Ancestry.com Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 7/8/13

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Sources

  1. Ancestry.com Acquires Photo Digitization And Sharing Service 1000memories (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Ancestry.com to Acquire Footnote.com (genealogy.about.com) [edit]
  4. Ancestry.com Acquiring iArchives For $27 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  5. Ancestry.com Buys Buys Swedish Counterpart Genline For $6.7 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  6. findarticles.com [edit]
  7. Private BuyOut Of Ancestry.com For $300+ Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Finding Family Is Big Business: Ancestry.com Files For $75 Million IPO (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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