January 19, 2022

Milestones: Ancestry.com Adds 10 Billionth Record to Database

From Today’s Announcement: Ancestry.com is celebrating the addition of its 10 billionth record to the website. The treasure trove of 10 billion-plus online records on Ancestry.com, which has grown 150 percent in the last three years, is larger than those of all other online family history sites combined. Although much of the increase in the […]

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com For $100 Million in Cash

From the Ancestry.com Blog: You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use and one that has proven to be a great way for people to get started with family history. Over the past two […]

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

U. of Minnesota and Ancestry.com Announce Plans to Create Massive Database of 1940 Census Material

From the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com: A collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com will create the largest database of detailed information about people and their households ever made available for scientific research. The National Archives and Records Administration today released images of the enumeration manuscripts from the 1940 Census of Population. [Our […]

Ancestry.com Makes 60 Million WWII Records Available For Free (For a Limited Time)

From the USA Today: That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free over the next six days, starting Friday and running through Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of the attack, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com. “We […]

Historical Records: State Library of Tennessee Partners With Ancestry.com, Database Includes Millions of Images and Names

From the Tennessee Department of State: The State Library and Archives is commencing the relationship by sharing Tennessee death records from 1908 through 1959 with Ancestry.com and its users. This database includes 1.2 million digital images and indexes 3.4 million names that appear in those records. The records are available free to Tennesseans by visiting […]