1000memories, founded in 2010, has a website where people can store and share digitized photos. Shoebox, the sites accompanying mobile app for iPhone and Android, lets you use a cell phone camera to scan and upload documents to the site.
The app has been downloaded more than 500,000 times since its launch.
Ancestry.com has already begun incorporating the app into its services. To mark this announcement, 1000memories has launched a new version of ShoeBox for iOS (iPhones), enabling Ancestry.com members to post photos directly to ancestors profiles in their Ancestry.com member trees.
This is the first step in a broader plan that will see tighter integration of the two services in the coming months, according to Ancestry.coms official press release.