Your Opinion on the Ancestry – Footnote Merger?

opinion Ancestry Footnote merger

So the news of Inc.’s proposed acquisition of iArchives, Inc., parent of, is about 10 hours old.  What are your thoughts on the merger and what it means not just for the genealogy industry but for you as a genealogist – whether you are a hobbyist or professional?

  • Does this reduce the competition in the area of digitized content available for genealogy and family history research?
  • Is Ancestry acquiring Footnote mostly for the already digitized content? Its subscribers? Its technology used to digitize content?
  • What Footnote features do you like? Do you think Ancestry will incorporate them into its own site?

Let us know your thoughts in the Comments or link back to a post at your own genealogy blog.

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