#52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’

Welcome to Week 35 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Unforgettable'. I started tracing my Family History in the late 1990’s, back when the Internet was in its infancy and home computers were … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’

Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com

Blackstone Group Inc. acquired a majority stake in Ancestry.com Inc., the business known for family history research and DNA testing. The deal is valued at $4.7 billion, Blackstone said in a statement Wednesday. It’s the first acquisition by Blackstone’s largest ever private equity fund. Silver Lake and Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund GIC Pte have been the … Continue reading Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com