Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Generations Network

The Generations Network - Press Releases: "PROVO, Utah, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Generations Network, Inc., today announced that Spectrum Equity Investors will lead an investment of $300 million to purchase a majority interest in the company. Spectrum, a private equity firm based in Menlo Park and Boston, has been a shareholder in The Generations Network since 2003. Following the transaction, Vic Parker and Ben Spero from Spectrum will serve on the company's new board of directors, along with Tim Sullivan, President and CEO of The Generations Network. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory and closing conditions and is expected to close in 2007."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Blog Blog: "AncestryPress exports profiles, historical documents, photos and other pieces of your tree directly into the application. AncestryPress takes these pieces and assembles them into automatically generated page layouts with illustrated family tree charts, biographical timelines, family group sheets and more. You can customize each page as much or as little as you’d like by including photos and records, changing backgrounds, using drag-and-drop embellishments, adding text and more."

Digital Scrapbooking Rolls Out Digital Scrapbooking Feature: "Provo, Utah-based genealogical Web site revealed today that it has launched a tool that allows users to create custom family history and recipe books. The new feature, called AncestryPress, gives users a way to organize, preserve and display their research in a “coffee-table quality” book. added that AncestryPress can export profiles, historical documents and photographs from a user’s online family tree to a series of pre-formatted pages. Founded in 1997, is headquartered in Provo, Utah. The company also operates several other family history-oriented Web sites, including,, and Family Tree Maker." Touts Profile Numbers For Genealogy Site: "the firm is facing new online competition from startups such as Los Angeles-based, which claims 5 million profiles; Israeli firm, and new, New York-based iFamily, which raised a round of venture capital last week. posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007"