Monday Genealogy News Roundup

It has been quite a week for genealogy-related news stories.

  • 6 August 2010
    Ancestry Acquires ProGenealogists, Inc.MarketWatchAncestry.com Press Release
    Ancestry, the world’s largest genealogy firm, has acquired ProGenealogists, a consortium of professional genealogical researchers. The two firms worked together on the recent television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” This acquisition will allow Ancestry to move more deeply into genealogical research serves and broaden their suite of offerings, with their websites, software, and magazine publishing.
  • 8 August 2010
    The Gainesville Sun
    notes that genealogy has been increasing in interest, and that Internet resources make some genealogical research easier: “Some 87 percent of all Americans have an interest in their family history, finds a Harris Interactive survey commissioned not long ago by ancestry.com — which bills itself as the world’s largest family-history resource.”
  • 8 August 2010
    The Knoxville News Sentinel has two articles on genealogy today. The first is about the up-coming FGS conference in Knoxville, TN (18-21 August):
  • 8 August 2010
    The Sunday Express of the UK notes that the “Who Do You Think You Are?” series in the UK has sparked interest in genealogy in that country.