A Glimpse into the Thriving Business Of Family History

Trent Toone has published an article in the Deseret News that describes the genealogy business. The article caught my eye because (1.) It describes how genealogy has become big business and (2.) because it describes the rapid growth of MyHeritage, the exclusive sponsor of this newsletter. Toone writes:

“Gilad Japhet launched MyHeritage.com out of his garage in 2005. He mortgaged his home, poured all his money into the business, and was not afraid to take a few risks.

“Almost a decade later, the startup MyHeritage has revenues in the tens of millions of dollars, continues to see significant growth and has more than 160 employees. Its 75 million users have built 1.5 billion profiles and millions of family trees in 40 different languages.”

Trent Toone interviewed Gilad Japhet, CEO of MyHeritage, as well as Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and Annelies van den Belt, CEO of FindMyPast.com. You can read the full article at http://goo.gl/BZxLVk.

One Comment

Thanks for sharing this article, Dick, I appreciate it. It was a fun article to research and write.

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