The growing market in online family history research has brought healthy profits for one of the industry leaders. Brightsolid has reported pre-tax profits in the year to March 2009 of more than £2m, on a turnover of £13m.
The Dundee-based company owns findmypast.com and runs the official Scottish genealogy website, scotlandspeople.gov.uk, under contract with the General Register Office for Scotland, the National Archives and the court of the Lord Lyon. The company also has agreed to take over Friends Reunited from ITV plc although that deal has not yet been completed.
Brightsolid is owned by DC Thomson, the publisher of The Courier, Press and Journal and the Sunday Post.
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