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Ancestry.com Acquires Find a Grave

10.03.13

Ancestry.com, the internet’s leader in family history resources, has just announced its acquisition of ‘Find a Grave, Inc.’.

The ‘Find a Grave’ addition marks a huge upgrade to the Ancestry.com database. ‘Find a Grave’ boasts a database of more than 100 million memorials and 75 million photographs. The 18-year old company has a truly unparalleled database of burial information.

“Find A Grave is an amazing phenomenon supported by a passionate and engaged community of volunteers around the world,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com. “We at Ancestry.com are so excited…honored really…to take on the responsibility of supporting this community. We will maintain Find A Grave as a free website, will retain its existing policies and mode of operation, and look forward to working with Jim Tipton and the entire Find A Grave team to accelerate the development of tools designed to make it even easier for the Find A Grave community to fulfill its original mission to capture every tombstone on Earth.”

Ancestry.com has big plans for ‘Find a Grave’. In the near future, Ancestry plans to put out a new mobile app for ‘Find a Grave’, add foreign language support, and make big improvements to the website’s functionality and tools.

“Ancestry.com has been a long-time supporter of Find A Grave. They have been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years,” said Jim Tipton, founder of Find A Grave. “Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history and I look forward to working with Ancestry.com to help continue our growth and accelerate the pace of improvements.”

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Source: Ancestry