Monday, November 21, 2011
MyHeritage.com Buys FamilyLink
Posted by Diane
Israeli family tree network company MyHeritage has acquired FamilyLink, the developer of family history
content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com.
The acquisition doesn't include FamilyLink's We're Related Facebook app, MyHeritage spokesperson Schelly Talalay Dardahsti tells me. FamilyLink CEO Paul Allen won't be joining the MyHeritage team.
MyHeritage will add its first U.S.-based office in Utah, the home of FamilyLink.
The acquisition adds something MyHeritage lacked: the historical records genealogists use. FamilyLink's records will complement the family trees on MyHeritage.com. “We’ll be able to find your mother’s yearbook, your great-grandfather’s will and your ancestor’s immigration record. We’ll do that on a massive, global scale," says MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet.
This is MyHeritage’s seventh and largest acquisition since 2007. Read the full press release here.
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Monday, November 21, 2011 4:56:57 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)