19 January 2008

findmypast.com & Scotland Online merge

Today's gen business clip is that Findmypast.com has been acquired by Scotland Online.

"The company said it had acquired the business Title Research Group as part of its plans to establish a world-class online network of family history resources, but it did not disclose the sale price.

The merger will see Scotland Online's current online genealogy service, ScotlandsPeople, amalgamating with findmypast.com to create an enlarged resource to serve millions of family history enthusiasts worldwide."

Scotland Online said it would enable a wider audience to access the most complete suite of family history records available online in the UK." It also won the tender for the 1911 England and Wales census records, to be available in 2009.

Findmypast.com is a destination website for family history researchers and was the first company to place online the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England and Wales, and later added census and passenger-list records.

Read more here.

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