Ancestry.com Adds 10 Billionth Record

Ancestry.com Adds 10 Billionth Record

Subscription genealogy website Ancestry.com announced the addition of the site's 10 billionth record today. The announcement pointed out that its collection, which has grown 150 percent in the last three years, "is larger than those of all other online family history sites combined." On average, the site...

Subscription genealogy website Ancestry.com announced the addition of the site’s 10 billionth record today.

The announcement pointed out that its collection, which has grown 150 percent in the last three years, “is larger than those of all other online family history sites combined.” On average, the site has added 55 million records a month since the website went online 15 years ago.

The earliest digitized records are wills executed in London in 1507. The earliest record indexes date back to marriage licenses and probated wills in Dublin from 1270. The most popular collection remains the US census.