Ancestry Dot Com
What is Ancestry dot com?
Ancestry dot com started in the publishing industry back in 1983. Today ancestry is the largest resource online for family history search. As of June 2011 ancestry has 1.7 million subscribers. Ancestry dot com Inc. was formerly known as The Generations Network. Ancestry dot com also owns genealogy dot com, myfamily dot com rootsweb dot com and footnote dot com. Ancestry dot com’s software Family Tree Maker is the largest selling genealogical software in the world.
Ancestry Dot Com’s Facts
1. More than 65 million stories and photos have been uploaded to Ancestry dot com.
2. 1.7 million subscribers worldwide.
3. 2.6 billion profiles and 26 million family trees have been created by Ancestry dot com members.
4. Ancestry dot com touts more than 7 billion historical records.
Ancestry dot com stats
Ancestry dot com is traded on the nasdaq exchange under the symbol ACOM and it’s headquarters are located in Provo, Utah. It is the largest for profit genealogy company in the world.
Below is the company’s description (as filed by the SEC)
“Ancestry dot com’s mission is to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. Overview Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online family history resource, with more than one million paying subscribers around the world as of December 31, 2009. We have been a leader in the family history market for over 20 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research. We believe that most people have a fundamental desire to understand who they are and from where they came, and that anyone interested in discovering, preserving and sharing their family history is a potential user of Ancestry.com. We strive to make our service valuable to individuals ranging from the most committed family historians to those taking their first steps towards satisfying their curiosity about their family stories.”