15 June 2010

Ancestry.com to acquire Swedish Genline.se

Ancestry.com announced today that it has agreed to acquire the leading Swedish family history website Genline.se, according to a GlobeNewsWire press release.

The offer of US$6.7 million was accepted by the Genline board of directors.

Genline has more than 17,000 paying members and 26 million digitized pages of Swedish church records from the 16th-20th centuries. In 2009, it reported income of US$2.4 million.

Genline also operates Familjeband.se, a web-based genealogy software and community for people interested in family, genealogy and local heritage, and Bygdeband, a social networking archive that enables local heritage societies to digitize their archives.

1 comment:

  1. Ancestry.com keeps getting bigger and better. I am looking forward to joining it again. It has become clear that a publicly traded genealogy-focused company can be a big success. This company will be contributing a lot to Jewish genealogical research.