Ancestry.com to Increase Global Records by 10% in One Fell Swoop
Ancestry.com has just announced that it will be adding more than 1 billion new records to their website in an agreement with FamilySearch international. The additions, which have already been digitized, will increase Ancestry.com’s database of records to more than 13 billion total.
The latest additions are part of Ancestry.com’s commitment to invest $100 million over the next five years to digitize and add new content to the site.
The new records will feature more than 200 million images and includes documents such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, as well as church records. The records encompass the globe, spanning every continent (except Antarctica). Chances are, there are going to be some records in the new collection that will help you learn more about your family’s history.
“We are excited to be expanding our exclusive, groundbreaking agreement with FamilySearch. In addition to the previously announced plan to together digitize 1 billion records never before published online, we’re thrilled to be able to provide our members with access to this additional 1 billion records from 67 countries,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com. “These new global records will mean even more discoveries for our members.”
Ancestry.com will be rolling out the one billion records starting at the end of January and finishing up within a couple months.
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