Ancestry.com, Inc., formerly The Generations Network, is an Internet company based in Provo, Utah, USA, and the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world.
In addition to their main sites, Ancestry.com, Inc., operates FamilyHistory.com, which contains basic information for free, but mostly serves as a portal to Ancestry.com. They also publish Ancestry Magazine and formerly published Genealogical Computing. They have a presence in the United Kingdom under the name Ancestry.com Inc., whose offices are located in Hammersmith, London, England and Munich, Germany.
About 4 years ago I decided I was going to research and trace back my family tree. Instead of searching the internet for genealogy information, I decided to talk to the eldest person on my mom’s side, my grandma, and the eldest person on my father’s side, my uncle. Let’s just say I got a ton of great information, most of it I’ve found to be not true, but I ended up with files, papers and stories written on napkins. There was no order, no way of sifting through the information … more