Monday, November 21, 2011

Breaking News: MyHeritage has Acquired FamilyLink and WorldVitalRecords

I just received word that MyHeritage has acquired FamilyLink, which includes the online record collections.

You can see the announcement in the article Social Network For Families MyHeritage Furthers U.S. Presence With Acquisition Of FamilyLink on TechCrunch.

This, of course, raises many questions about the goals of MyHeritage and the future of the FamilyLink personnel and products. 

The article quotes Gilad Japhet, CEO of MyHeritage:

 “We’ll be able to find your mother’s yearbook, your great- grandfather’s will and your ancestor’s immigration record…We’ll do that on a massive, global scale, as we live in a world
that is smaller and more tightly connected than ever before.”

I will probably add some questions and comments to this post as soon as I think this through. 

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