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

#52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws

Welcome to week 26 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 weeks prompt is 'Middle' and my first thought was the most unusual middle name on my tree, that of my great-grandmother Marguerite 'Longland' Lukes. Now you … Continue reading #52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws