The “Family History” of Archives.com

By now, you have probably heard the news about Ancestry.com buying Archives.com. Before this sale, Archives.com was owned by a company called Inflection.com. How much do you know about the “family history” of Archives.com? It is rather interesting! Inflection.com is the original parent company for Archives.com. Recently, they sold that portion of their company to Ancestry.com for $100 million. There is a very interesting infographic of a timeline on the Inflection.com website that talks about the history of Archives.com. The timeline starts, or perhaps ends, (depending on which way you are looking at it), with the date April 25, 2012. … Continue reading

Ancestry.com Buys Archives.com for $100 Million

Ancestry.com Inc., which has one of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com, is buying Archives.com. This purchase will allow Ancestry.com to reach a portion of the genealogy market that the Archives website was able to acquire. Are you using either of these genealogy websites? Ancestry.com started as a publishing company in 1983. They are now the world’s largest online resource for family history. They have more than 1.8 million paying subscribers worldwide. They have more than 9 billion historical records. There are more than 115 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories on the website, and there have been 34 … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of December 19, 2011

The Genealogy Podcast Roundup is a weekly blog that brings you the latest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. Every so often, a new genealogy podcast will be added to the blog. Starting this week, you will have a brand new Polish Genealogy podcast to look forward to. Genealogy Gems released an episode on December 10, 2011. This episode is called “Taking Family History to Young and Old in the Community”. They cover a lot of genealogy related news in this episode, including: new apps from Ancestry.com, new imagery on Google Earth, new podcasts from The National Archives, new Irish … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of December 12, 2011

Once again, it is time for the Genealogy Podcast Roundup. As always, this is a great place to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. Since it is December, there will also be a few Christmas related podcast episodes for you to check out. The Genealogy Guys released a new episode on December 4, 2011. This episode is number 228. They have announced that there have been over 1,000,000 downloads of the podcast since it started on September 5, 2005. I think that is impressive! In their current episode, they discuss plenty of news, including a grassroots group … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of December 4, 2011

Looking for a genealogy event, conference, or class? There could be one happening soon, located near where you live. Check out this quick list of upcoming genealogy events that will be taking place this week. You could also browse through your local newspaper, to find out about more genealogy events. On December 6, 2011, the George Memorial Library, which is located in Richmond, Texas, will hold a “Genealogy 101” program. It will start at 10:00 in the morning. This program will give you a basic introduction to the genealogy resources that you can access from the library. It will also … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of November 8, 2011

It is time for this week’s Genealogy Podcast Roundup. This is where to look every week in order to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It is also a good place to go to find out about genealogy podcasts that you may not have heard about before. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on November 4, 2011. This episode is called “Copyright and Genealogy – Yours, Mine and Ours”. Special guests in this episode include Dick Eastman, founder of “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter”. He discusses the problem of copyright violations when it comes to blog posts … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of November 1, 2011

The weekly Genealogy Podcast Roundup is back! This is where to go to find podcasts that are dedicated to topics that are relevant to genealogists. It is also a good place to find out about new genealogy resources, conferences, and websites. Genealogy Guys Podcast released episode number 226 on October 22, 2011. In this episode, Drew and George talk about news from Ancestry.com, Find My Past, RootsMagic, Footnote.com, and more. They also go over a whole lot of listener email, and respond to it. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on October 28, 2011. This episode is called “Haunted … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of October 11, 2011

Once again, it is time for the Genealogy Podcast Roundup. This is where to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. It is also where to go to find interesting genealogy podcasts that are new to you. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on October 7, 2011. This episode is called “Ethnic Genealogy”. This episode is hosted by Angela Walton-Raji, (of the African Roots Podcast). She speaks with Linda Geiger, who talks about Native American research, and Lisa B. Lee who talks about Black Canadian research. African Roots Podcast released episode number 131 on October 7, 2011. … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of October 4, 2011

Every week, you can turn to the Genealogy Podcast Roundup for some excellent suggestions about what genealogy related podcasts you should be listening to. Some of them are dedicated entirely to genealogy concepts, and others touch on genealogy related topics once in a while. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on September 30, 2011. This episode is called “Digging Deeper: Dealing with Conflicting Genealogy Evidence”. Myrt of DearMYRTLE is the host of this episode. She speaks with special guest Barbara Mathews, who is a certified genealogist and the author of “The Demanding Genealogist” blog. She also speaks with special … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of September 27, 2011

Each and every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy related podcasts. This week, there is a new, upcoming, podcast, that you may want to start listening to. Family Tree Magazine released their September 2011 episode on September 26, 2011. Host Lisa Louise Cooke talks about a book called “The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox” that you can get through Family Tree Magazine. Genealogy Insider Diane Haddad brings you genealogy related news from the Blogosphere. This week, she discusses Archives.com’s plans to add all the US census records, and Ancestry.com’s offer of free access to … Continue reading