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Ancestry.com set for $1.6B acquisition deal: WSJ

The genealogy giant with more than 2 million subscribers is set to be acquired by a private-equity firm, in a bid to move into the Western European market.

By October 22, 2012


Ancestry.com files for IPO

Genealogy site hopes to raise around $75 million with its initial public offering. Launched on the Web in 1997, the site now has almost 1 million paying customers.

By August 4, 2009


Ancestry.com adds DNA genealogy to the mix...dare I peek?

Genealogy site announces plans to add DNA digging to its mix of ancestral-sleuthing tools.

By June 18, 2007


Steer clear of low-tech hacks: How to keep your information safe

It doesn't take a coding genius to steal your Social Security number, but you can be smarter than identity thieves.

By July 5, 2015


Three ways to research your family tree

The do-it-yourself approach to getting the lowdown on your ancestors may lead you down a series of blind alleys. An alternative to the high-end genealogical resources offered by Ancestry.com is the personal and affordable services of a mom-and-pop operation.

By March 24, 2012


The census' broken privacy promise

Despite decades-old assurances census data would be private and pose no harm, the federal government is releasing data that could reveal family skeletons or lead to identity theft.

By April 2, 2012


Google+ surpasses 62 million users

The social network has grabbed more than 62 million users as of December 27, according to Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen.

By December 28, 2011


Google+ could now have 43 million users

Google+ reportedly gained 30 per cent more users after going public, but will that be enough to trounce Facebook?

By September 28, 2011


Google+ users up 30 percent since going public?

In the two days after Google+ officially opened to the public last Tuesday, usage jumped 30 percent to 43 million users in total, says statistician Paul Allen.

By September 26, 2011


Short Take: Ancestry.com provides family histories to AOL

Ancestry.com said it has launched cobranded family history sites and programming content across several America Online brands. Ancestry's genealogical guides, research tools and historical maps are available to users of AOL's proprietary service, AOL.com, CompuServe, Netscape Netcenter and AOL Hometown, the company said.

November 30, 1999