New Site Design Streamlines Search, Brings More Subscribers

Users benefit from improved search and browsing functionality, expanded collections, user feedback feature, and increased value at - November 13, 2008

We’re Related Application Reaches 10 Million Users in Less Than a Year

In less than one year,, Inc.’s Facebook application, We’re Related, has been downloaded by more than 10 million users. More than 50 million applications have been defined on We're Related. - October 22, 2008 Announces New President and VP Marketing

Steve Nickle and Jim Ericson bring new vision and strong leadership to - October 08, 2008

1890 British and Irish Passenger Records Now Online at

Abstracts of the 1890 British and Irish passenger lists are now online at - August 01, 2008, Inc. Launches Beta of announced the beta launch of, an innovative and fun family tree building community that has added 8.4 million ancestor names in the past three weeks. “ adds a much needed family tree component to our ‘innovative tools to connect families’... - July 24, 2008 Reaches 10,000 Databases now has more than 10,000 databases online that contain more than one billion names. Additional databases at mean more family connections for users. - July 17, 2008

Richard Black, Former Director of Godfrey Memorial Library, Joins, Inc.

Richard Black, former director of Godfrey Memorial Library, recently accepted a position in content partnerships at, Inc. “Richard is a well-known and respected genealogy expert who brings with him a wealth of knowledge, specifically pertaining to content and databases from... - July 11, 2008

More than 500,000 Jewish Names From United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel Now Online at partners with, Inc. to bring first complete Jewish genealogy collection containing more than 500,000 Jewish names from United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel online at - July 04, 2008, Inc. Acquires My Family Application on Facebook and MySpace: Extends Lead as Top Publisher of Social Networking Applications for Families, Inc., the company behind We’re Related, the No.1 family application on Facebook, has acquired the popular My Family application, which has more than 1.5 million users across five social networks, including Facebook and MySpace. The My Family app lets social networking users... - July 02, 2008

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG) Online Passenger Ship Lists Now Browseable at

More than 9,000 passenger lists, containing millions of names from the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG), are now online at Approximately 200 of these lists were launched in February when ISTG announced its partnership with, Inc, but now all 9,000 of... - June 19, 2008

MarketingSherpa Names Paul Allen 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year

MarketingSherpa, the leading publisher of marketing case studies, recently named Paul Allen, CEO,, Inc., 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year for the online subscription industry. “MarketingSherpa’s Entrepreneur of the Year recognition calls out a member of the online... - June 12, 2008

WorldGenWeb Partners with, Inc., WorldGenWeb Project to be Hosted on

WorldGenWeb, a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access, recently partnered with, Inc. “I think is a wonderfully unique resource to the genealogy community. - June 06, 2008 Partners with, Inc. to Provide Free Family History Courses, a leading online genealogy course provider, has recently partnered with, Inc. to provide free introductory courses exclusively to members. “This partnership is a win-win proposition. One frequent request we get from our members is for help... - May 31, 2008, Inc. to Add Online Functionality and Enhancements to Popular Family History Library Catalog, Inc has teamed with FamilySearch to improve the user experience of the Family History Library Catalog for millions of people worldwide by adding new Web 2.0 functionality and enhancements. The improvements will also enable users to spend research time more efficiently by directing... - May 16, 2008

FamilySearch Teams with, Inc. to Bring German Collection Online

FamilySearch recently announced an inaugural project in concert with, Inc., to digitize and index a valuable German genealogy collection containing over 3.5 million names from the period of 1650-1875. The Brenner Collection contains 3.5 million names on more than 750 rolls of... - May 15, 2008

Eneclann Partners with, Inc.

Eneclann, Ireland's leading historical electronic publishing company, recently partnered with, Inc. to add the Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858: Records at the National Archives of Ireland and The 1851 Dublin City Census to’s online genealogy... - April 17, 2008

Paul Allen Named Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for Fourth Straight Year

Paul Allen has been named to the vSpring Capital list of 100 business executives who are most likely to lead a successful venture-backed company in the next few years. Known as "Paul Allen the Lesser" in the Utah venture community to distinguish him from Microsoft co-founder and... - April 05, 2008

Find My Past Partners with, Inc.: UK Censuses to be Online at

Find My Past, a family history and genealogy website based in London, England, containing over 550 million family history records recently announced its partnership with, Inc. to bring UK Censuses online at (a service of, Inc.). “I really... - March 28, 2008

1 Billion Names Now Online at More Than 6,000 Databases Online Containing Genealogical Records from All Over the World

After only 16 months since the company began, (a service of, Inc.) now has 1 billion searchable names on its site. “We have been looking forward to this day–a billion names with a “B”–since we started. It's great to have a... - March 13, 2008

Genealogical Publishing Company Partners with, Inc.; More Than 600 Genealogy Databases to be Available at

Genealogical Publishing Company, the world’s largest publisher of immigration records in book form, has partnered with, Inc, to make their databases available on "We are looking to work with others who will provide the bridge from today back to the... - March 06, 2008

Archive CD Books Australia and Gould Genealogy Partner with, Inc.

Archive CD Books Australia and Gould Genealogy have partnered with, Inc. to make 344 Australian and New Zealand databases more accessible to a worldwide audience at (a service of, Inc.). "We are delighted now to be part of... - March 01, 2008

Matt Wright, Former Ancestry Book Publishing Manager, Becomes Editorial Director at, Inc.

After eight years at Matt Wright recently joined as director of editorial and print products, bringing with him a wealth of genealogical experience, expertise and connections in the industry. - February 23, 2008

Federation of Genealogical Societies Becomes’s Society Affiliate Partnership Member (a service of, Inc.), announced the much anticipated and exciting news that the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) has become a Society Affiliate Partnership Member - February 16, 2008 Launches World Genealogy Collection: A Billion Names from 33 Countries Coming Online (a service of released today its flagship product, the World Collection, an online genealogy database containing more than 1.5 billion names from 35 countries. - February 06, 2008

World Vital Records, Inc. Changes Name to, Inc.: New Name Better Reflects’s Mission of Connecting Families

A new year brings a new name to the world's fastest growing genealogical and family history corporation, World Vital Records, Inc. World Vital Records, Inc. has changed its name to, Inc., a name which better reflects the company's mission of connecting families to one another through... - January 18, 2008

We're Related Becomes #1 Social App for Families: Attracts More Than 2 Million Users in Less Than 3 Months

In less than three months since it was introduced, We're Related, a Facebook application created by Provo-based, has become the #1 social application for families, out of more than 11,000 applications, with more than 2 million users. We're Related allows people... - January 10, 2008

Simmons Historical Publications Brings More Than 765 Books to World Vital Records, Inc. Through Its Recent Partnership

Simmons Historical Publications has recently partnered with World Vital Records, Inc. to make more than 765 of its valuable genealogical books accessible online for the first time. - December 03, 2007 Major Sponsor at 4th Annual St. George Family History Expo 2008 announced today its major sponsorship of the 2008 St. George Utah Genealogy and Family Heritage Jamboree to be held on February 8-9, 2008. "Being a sponsor of this event is an awesome opportunity and privilege because we have never had sponsors before," said... - November 29, 2007 Introduces Valuable Scanning Service (Photos, Documents, Videos, and Slides) announced today a new genealogical service to preserve photos, documents, videos, and slides. - November 12, 2007

Godfrey Funeral Sermon Collection Now Online at Collection 1,200 Funeral Sermons and Memorials Free to Access Until November 22, 2007

As a result of the partnership between World Vital Records, Inc. and Godfrey Memorial Library, more than 1,200 pre-1923 funeral sermons and memorials are now available at - November 12, 2007 Partners with World Vital Records, Inc. To Bring Greater Accessibility to Old College Yearbooks announced its partnership with World Vital Records, Inc. today, bringing greater online accessibility to thousands of names from hundreds of old college yearbooks. The partnership with will allow World Vital Records subscribers access to yearbooks from the late... - October 31, 2007

World Vital Records Adds 63 Million Names from SmallTownPapers Collection

World Vital Records, Inc. has increased its newspaper offerings from SmallTownPapers by adding more than 63 million names from the SmallTownPapers Collection to - October 29, 2007

World Vital Records, Inc. Launches Federal U.S. Census from 1790-1930: Allcensus Partners with World Vital Records, Inc.

Allcensus has partnered with World Vital Records, Inc. to bring the Federal U.S. Census from 1790-1930 online at - October 04, 2007

World Vital Records, Inc.’s CEO Awarded Prestigious Utah Genealogical Association Fellow Award

Paul Allen, CEO, World Vital Records, Inc., awarded UGA Fellow. - September 27, 2007

Upload Your Family Tree on and Get Connected with the Perfect Genealogists for Free, a free, social networking site for genealogists, announced its launch today of Family Tree Viewer, allowing individuals to upload their family tree and expand it with the help of local genealogists from all over the world. "I am so excited about the new features of... - September 15, 2007

Largest Argentine Genealogy Tree Database Now Online at

The largest online genealogy tree database of Argentinian people is now online at through a recent partnership with - September 13, 2007

Family Tree Magazine Ranks Among 101 Best Family History Web Sites

Family Tree Magazine, America's largest-circulation genealogy magazine, recently ranked in their annual 101 Best Family History Web Sites. - August 28, 2007

World Vital Records, Inc. Surpasses 10,000 Subscriber Mark

Last October World Vital Records, Inc. sold its first membership subscription, and now less than one year later has surpassed its 10,000 subscriber milestone. - August 28, 2007

Find A Grave Provides More Than 17 Million Grave Records to

Find A Grave announced its partnership with today, bringing more than 16 million grave records free to access online at “Find A Grave is excited to bring our database of 16 million burial records to the growing World Vital Records’ community. - August 10, 2007

Genealogy Web Site Traffic Surges 400%: Quantcast now ranks among top 10,000 most popular Internet sites ranks in the top 10,000 of the most popular sites on the Internet. - August 09, 2007

Accessible Archives Inc. Partners with to Provide Greater Access to Unique Historical Data

Normally only offered in libraries, Accessible Archives Inc. has recently partnered with to make millions of records from the 18th and 19th centuries accessible to a broader audience. “We are very pleased to be working with World Vital Records getting our material to... - July 27, 2007

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Partners with Volunteers from Around the World to Benefit from New Social Networking Site

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) has recently partnered with, a new social networking site for genealogists. - June 14, 2007

Godfrey Memorial Library Partners with Partnership to Bring Increased Access to Genealogical Records and Services

Godfrey Memorial Library recently formed a partnership with to provide individuals throughout the world with greater access to millions of records and genealogical collections. "This is a great opportunity for Godfrey to collaborate with, one of the... - May 31, 2007

Quintin Publications Partners with to Make Thousands of Genealogical Databases Accessible

Quintin Publications partners with to make thousands of genealogical databases accessible, to receive increased exposure, and to reach new audience from partnership with - May 18, 2007

Historic Ellis Island Passenger Records Receive Expanded Online Access

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., World Vital Records, Inc. and FamilySearch announced a partnership whereby the historic collection of Ellis Island passenger arrival records will now also be freely available to visitors at and - May 18, 2007

More Than 4,500 Family History Centers Worldwide to have Free Access to

Genealogists and family historians to benefit from global collaboration - May 17, 2007

FamilyLink: New Genealogy Collaboration Web Site Rapidly “Links” People at a Whole New Level

FamilyLink, the newest social genealogy networking Web site created to rapidly link people across the world, launched on Wednesday, April 18. With FamilyLink, geographic and language barriers are minimized to improve genealogy research. - April 18, 2007

Search More Than 9 Million NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records Online at

More than 9 million World War II army enlistment records are now searchable online at through a shipment provided by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), one of the largest archives in the US. “The National Archives and Records Administration in... - April 04, 2007

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Provides More than 10.2 Million Records to

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provides more than 10.2 million records to, including Irish famine passenger and ship records, World War II Army enlistment records, Korean War dead and wounded Army casualties records, and other military records. The records will be free to access until April 6. - March 26, 2007

Families Find Personal Connections Through Everton’s Online Genealogical Helper and Family Group Sheets and Pedigree Files Now Online at

All 60 years of the Everton’s Genealogical Helper and more than 150,000 Everton Pedigree Files and Family Group Sheets, totaling more than 1.8 million records from 1700 to 1930 are now online at - March 20, 2007

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