Genealogy Website Merger: Findmypast to Absorb Mocavo

By Allison Dolan

British-based genealogy website Findmypast, which acquired the Mocavo website in July 2014, will unite the two sites over the coming months, Findmypast announced earlier this week.

Mocavo launched in March 2011 as a genealogy search engine, and grew into a historical records site. You could search individual databases for free, or subscribe for advanced searching and to search across all collections at once. In 2012, Mocavo acquired ReadyMicro, a developer of digitization technology, and the next year announced progress in developing software that reads cursive handwriting.

Mocavo’s site content will move to Findmypast, where it will continue to be available to Mocavo members. Findmypast plans to honor Mocavo’s promise in 2013 to make records “free forever.” Mocavo members will receive updates and instructions as accounts are transferred.

Read more about the marriage of Findmypast and Mocavo on the Mocavo blog.

Update: Findmypast is having a free weekend Jan. 22-25. It includes World records but not the 1939 Register. See the Findmypast blog for more details on this free records offer.