Tuesday, 22 October 2013

South African Ancestry24 site bought by Ancestry.com

American blogger Dick Eastman is reporting that the US based Ancestry.com has purchased four million records from the former South African website Ancestry24 (http://ancestry24.com), which ceased operation earlier this year.

The full announcement on the Ancestry24 site states:

ANCESTRY.COM PURCHASES FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS FROM MEDIA24

Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, has acquired over four million South African records from Ancestry24, the South African family history website.

Ancestry.com intends to make the records available to members in the future, adding to the company’s existing 12 billion records that already help millions of people worldwide discover, preserve and share their family history.

Anyone looking to find out more information about the records should visit http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry24, as Ancestry24.co.za is officially closed as at 22 Oct 2013.

(With thanks to Dick Eastman)

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