Ancestry.com Opens its New Headquarters in Lehi, Utah

Ancestry.com’s headquarters have been in Provo, Utah for the past thirty years. Yesterday, the company opened its new headquarters building in nearby Lehi, Utah. CEO Tim Sullivan says the new location in Lehi at the Point of the Mountain will help the company attract top talent from both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

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The new $35 million facility, located just a few miles off Interstate 15, sits on 10.5 acres with a sleek modern design that incorporates floor to ceiling windows to take in more light and phenomenal views of Mount Timpanogos and the surrounding valley. Ancestry will initially occupy approximately 135,000 square feet on location, positioning the company for the decades of growth and success to come.

Ancestry has 1,400 employees globally, 1000 of whom are based in Utah, and they are looking to expand.

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When I lived in Montana I went to the genealogy center in Corvallis. It was great and the people there were a big help. If you wanted information from Utah they would send for it and at that time it was 25 cents a copy and bit more for a disk to explore.
That it was where I had lessons on the computer and the help with my families at such a lowly cost!!!
Then we moved back to NH and there is one in Concord but the people there were rather snippy and would just tell you were in what file anything was.
I knew some Mormon people who were related to my daughter through marriage and they had me do their genealogy. One of the families had over 10 wives!!! and now my granddaughter is also married into that group in Ravalli co., just outside of Hamilton, MT
Hated to leave that BigSky country. NH is nice but Montana is awesome and with such history!! Loved going to the hot springs especially the one that Lewis and Clark were connected with.

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I have been at al loss, ever since I saw the architect’s plans, why on earth did Ancestry, whose supposed purpose is discovering the past, ever put up a monstrosity like this!

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I guess this is a statement about their future. It is somewhat surprising to me, because their annual financial statements show a company that is only marginally profitable. Well, I hope it works out and they continue to provide the online research libraries that greatly expand the ability to do genealogy research no matter where you live (as long as you have an internet connection!)

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Well, for 35 million they should have something spectacular. But unless they come up with a robot doing the work for you, how will it have changed ? The history they have is still history and a “fancy building” does nothing to change that. I’d rather spend that much money on a down scaled building with more history and easier access to the records than before. It’s a beautiful building but I would be going there for the records that they may have and not the beautiful glass windows and everything else that is glamorous about this new building.

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Well I can just see when my renewal comes up that there will be a BIG increase in the annual fees.

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The way I see it, “you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.” Why begrudge them an attractive building. It’s not just for the Ancestry powers that be of for the employees, although I’m sure they’ll all be much happier in an attractive building with great views. It’s for everyone. I’m sure the community would rather have a nice looking building than one that looks like a warehouse.

We are having the same argument where I live with new schools being built. There are those who say, “It’s so drab. Who wants to go to a school that looks like that?” And others will condemn the attractive school, saying, “Why should our tax money be put towards having an attractive school when the students can learn just as well in an ugly one.”

Me? I vote for beauty.

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Those of you complaining about the cost (and by implication the impertinence of workers wanting good conditions) have not yet demonstrated to me that Ancestry designed and built the offices in question. More usually, at least in the UK, they are financed by bodies who lease them out, and therefore want a decent chance of leasing it out again when the first customer leaves. Hence, they want a decent building.

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You’re right, damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Let’s just say that my neighbor and myself are going to build new houses the same style. She uses imported granite for her counter tops. Shopping around you can find Travertine, marble, limestone, soap stone, onyx, quartz . All seem to work well but there is a big difference in the cost. It’s the same for washer and dryer combos. Do you want separate machines or the combo all in one. How about lighting? You can spend thousands of dollars on fancy chandeliers. A simple modern fixture will give you the same lighting capacity. If you’ve got your own money and can afford it, that is great. I’m more conservative I guess. If a proven less expensive item can be found, I go for that one. It’s like Robt. Strock said, how much will the cost be on the annual subscription rate when it comes due? I’ll find out soon as my subscription will be up in a couple of months.They may lose a few customers if it goes too high. :o(

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I wonder what they are going to do with their “old” headquarters building? If they sell it, that will be money going back into the pot. 🙂

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