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Receive press releases from World Vital Records, Inc.: By Email RSS Feeds: 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.

Provo, UT, July 17, 2008 --( On October 4, 2006, launched with 24 online databases. Now, less than two years later, has more than 10,000 databases online that contain more than one billion names.

“Our original goal and promise to members, which we thought was very aggressive, was to release one new database each day on,” said David Lifferth,, Inc. “Looking back, we have, in fact, averaged more than 21 databases each business day since our launch.”

Although is a subscription-based site, more than 400 million names in 500 databases are in free databases available to anyone. All of the United States content launched at is available free for the first ten days.

The 10,000 databases on include content from more than 70 countries, and from more than 40 major content providers worldwide. Some of the major record collections include family histories, pedigree charts, newspapers, vital records, censuses, cemetery records, immigration and military records, and reference material.

“Reaching the 10,000-database milestone is an incredible step for,” said Paul Allen, CEO,, Inc. “Our partners have been very supportive over the past two years, and we are looking forward to a continued strong focus on providing more databases to help users connect with their families.”

The top ten databases at include the Social Security Death Index, Find A Grave, Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records (1892 - 1924), WWII Army Enlistment, Everton Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets, UK 1881 Census, Maine Marriage Records, and Everton's Genealogical Helper.

With additional content being added every day at, many individuals are having success finding their ancestors.

“I am very pleasantly impressed by what I have seen so far, and have signed up for the two-year subscription. What clinched it for me was doing a search for my Polish family name and being amazed to find a reference to my mid-nineteenth century great-great grandparents in an obscure digitized Polish book, which I would never, never have found any other way. Please keep up the good work, and continue to amaze me,” said Natalie Lamb, member from Berkshire, England.

“I am very impressed with the progress that is being made on the amount of databases being put online for subscribers. I found a book titled History of Christian Gnaegi, which is one of my direct ancestors and I was very pleased to see that,” said Patsy Sutton, member.

“I just wanted to let you folks know that you are doing a fantastic job getting so many records online. It is unbelievable the amount of records in so short a time that are online at I always look forward to seeing what new databases are going to be posted. Keep up the good work,” said Cheryl Moore, member.


About, Inc., Inc. is a family of services that includes,, and the We’re Related application on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families., Inc. has more than 1.9 million unique global visitors each month and 17.5 million impressions per month. Founded in 2006 by Paul Allen and several key members of the original team, provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools. More than 30,000 individuals have subscribed to With more than a billion records and thousands of databases—including birth, death, military, census, and parish records— helps fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.
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