The acquisition adds to the research services business Ancestry.com launched last year with Expert Connect.
ProGenealogists has been operating for 15 years and employs a roster of more than 30 researchers including Natalie Cottrill, Kory L. Meyerink, Kyle J. Betit and Judith Wight. You may remember some of these names as the researchers who helped celebrities find their roots on the NBC television show “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Ancestry.com, a partner in the show, “will continue leveraging the expertise at ProGenealogists for similar initiatives in the future,” according to a press release.
The press release also stated that ProGenealogists will “continue to provide premier family history research to its existing clients while extending the Ancestry.com reach across the genealogy value chain.”