MyHeritage to Acquire Filae (A French Genealogy Company)

Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage shared this data with me in the present day in e mail:

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I’m thrilled to announce that MyHeritage has signed agreements to amass 90.91% of the share capital and 89.11% of the voting rights of Filae, a number one family tree service in France.

The announcement marks the daybreak of a brand new period for French family tree that can leverage Filae’s experience in French historic information and MyHeritage’s cutting-edge applied sciences and world attain. This marks the twelfth acquisition by MyHeritage and reinforces its place because the main household historical past service for individuals with European roots. Filae’s present workforce will probably be maintained and strengthened, primarily based in its present Paris workplace, and the corporate will proceed to work independently.

Following the acquisition, the unique historic report collections housed on Filae, comprising multiple billion information, will probably be loaded into MyHeritage and made accessible to MyHeritage customers, creating new genealogical discovery alternatives for people around the globe with French roots. MyHeritage’s assets and applied sciences will allow Filae to speed up the digitization and indexing of further historic report collections, which will probably be made accessible to customers of each platforms. Filae will stay a French firm primarily based in Paris and can proceed to function autonomously. Filae’s founder, Toussaint Roze, will proceed to handle the corporate and its operations will proceed uninterrupted. The scope of providers out there to present subscribers on Filae will stay unchanged and particular advantages will quickly be launched to its members.

Due to this acquisition, MyHeritage customers can count on important content material enhancements on MyHeritage between the months of September and December 2021.

You may learn extra concerning the acquisition within the blog post and press release.


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Disclosure: I obtain a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and gave acquired different materials consideration in previous years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA uncooked knowledge to their DNA product. This doesn’t have an effect on my goal evaluation of MyHeritage merchandise.


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