The acquisition doesn’t include FamilyLink’s We’re Related Facebook app, MyHeritage spokesperson Schelly Talalay Dardahsti tells me. FamilyLink CEO Paul Allen won’t be joining the MyHeritage team.
MyHeritage will add its first U.S.-based office in Utah, the home of FamilyLink.
The acquisition adds something MyHeritage lacked: the historical records genealogists use. FamilyLink’s records will complement the family trees on MyHeritage.com. Well be able to find your mothers yearbook, your great-grandfathers will and your ancestors immigration record. Well do that on a massive, global scale,” says MyHeritage founder and CEO Gilad Japhet.
This is MyHeritages seventh and largest acquisition since 2007. Read the full press release here.