Friday, October 31, 2014
FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES MAJOR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
London, UK. 31 October, 2014. Findmypast, the leading British family history company, has announced a major partnership with The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ+ membership programme. .
Under this new partnership, members of WSJ+ can claim a complimentary three month subscription to findmypast.com as part of their WSJ+ benefits.
With a searchable online archive of over 1.8 billion historical records from around the world, including millions of local US and British newspapers, as well an easy-to-use family tree builder, Findmypast is one of the world’s fastest-growing family history websites, both in terms of records and members. It acquired Colorado-based genealogy site mocavo.com in June this year, and is quickly establishing itself as a major player in the competitive US online genealogy market.
WSJ+ members will have access to the largest collection of Irish records available online. Alongside extensive passenger lists, and parish records dating back over 1000 years, these records make Findmypast the best place to trace your ancestors and bring your past to life.
Juliet Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer at Findmypast, said “This is a great partnership for us. We are very excited to be bringing new customers to family history, and sharing our fantastic record collections with a new US audience. Tracing your family history is addictive and we look forward to giving the members of WSJ+ the chance to explore their past.”
Findmypast has been a leading family history website for more than 10 years. It’s a searchable online archive of over 1.8 billion family history records, from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For our members around the world, Findmypast is a crucial resource for building family trees and doing detailed historical research.
In April 2003 the company was the first to provide access to the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England & Wales, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Since that time, Findmypast has digitised family history records from across the globe, including major collections from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States. In partnership with the British Library, Findmypast is part of a project to safeguard the future of the world’s greatest newspaper archive – allowing digital access to more than 40 million newspaper pages. Recently, The National Archives awarded the company the exclusive rights to put the 1939 Register for England and Wales online.