ProQuest is a well-known name in genealogy circles. The company's Information and Learning division has produced HeritageQuest Online for some years. This is the online database of U.S. census records, Revolutionary War pension applications, Freedmans' Bank records, PERSI, and more than 20,000 family and local history books online with every word searchable. The parent company recently sold the ProQuest Information and Learning division to CIG (Cambridge Information Group). You can read about that at http://tinyurl.com/yo8veq and even more background information may be found at http://tinyurl.com/ymkh7y.
CIG's purchase of ProQuest Information and Learning has closed. Due to restrictions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period, no real work on the transition could begin until closing. PQIL and CSA are now beginning their merger and will be known as ProQuest CSA during the transition period. To customers, it should be "business as usual." The transition period should be invisible to them. All the present online databases should continue to be available.