Ancestry.com ended 2010 with 1.4 million subscribers, up 31 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009. The genealogy website also posted sales of $82.7 million for 2010, up 38 percent from a year earlier. Read the full financial report here.
If you have a British black sheep in the family, you may be in luck. Ancestry.co.uk has published parole records of some of the United Kingdom female prisoners sentenced during 1853 to 1871, and 1883 to 1187. The database includes 4,400 records and 500 photos, and is available to U.S. Ancestry.com members with a world subscription. Click here to search the Licenses of Parole for Female Convicts collection.
Ever wish you could access your family history easily anywhere? Now there’s an app for that. Ancestry.ca has unveiled a new genealogy app for iPad and iPhone. The Ancestry app features multi-generational family trees complete with images of family records and photos, giving users access to their family history on the go. The app is available as a free download in the iTunes Store.