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The acquisition doesn’t include FamilyLink’s We’re Related Facebook app, MyHeritage
spokesperson Schelly Talalay Dardahsti tells me. FamilyLink CEO Paul Allen won’t be
joining the MyHeritage team.
MyHeritage will add its first U.S.-based office in Utah, the home of FamilyLink.
The acquisition adds something MyHeritage lacked: the historical records genealogists
use. FamilyLink’s records will complement the family trees on MyHeritage.com. “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,” says MyHeritage founder
and CEO Gilad Japhet.
This is MyHeritage’s seventh and largest acquisition since 2007. Read
the full press release here.