Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Renee's Genealogy Blog: Mark Your Calendars! - UGA Meeting

Renee's Genealogy Blog: Mark Your Calendars! - UGA Meeting: "The Subject will be 'What's New at Ancestry?' presented by Anna Fechter.

Anna Fechter is the Community Operations and Project Manager at The Generations Network. Although new to parts of this role she has been with The Generations Network for four years. In this role she has responsibility for RootsWeb, GenForum and various other Ancestry features and pages."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ancestry.co.uk Job Vacancies

Ancestry.co.uk MediaRoom - Job Vacancies: "Ancestry.co.uk (part of The Generations Network) is one of the fastest growing paid Internet subscription services in the world. It provides the largest collection of online family history records and enables individuals to explore their own personal histories and connect with others doing the same.

We are currently looking for a PR Manager with 5-7 years experience to promote the UK website and collections within the media. This position will report to the European PR Director and is based in Hammersmith, West London."

Role description

Develop and execute the UK public relations strategy to ensure that all potential PR opportunities are fully exploited

  • Coordinate media events to support new collection launches, including coordinating external suppliers, drafting materials and conducting interviews
  • Draft and sell-in press releases to UK media, ensuring that they strike the balance between historical accuracy and commercial appeal (newsworthy)
  • Draft monthly email communications to trade media and cultivate beneficial relationships with both trade and mainstream target media
  • Manage output of the UK public relations agency including spend, quality control and appropriate third party representation of the Ancestry brand
  • Coordinate and attend UK trade shows
  • Contribute to the development of solid relationships with key UK partners including archives, libraries and associations
  • Evaluate and report PR results to the business
  • Support European PR Director ad hoc on other sites’ PR activity
Required skills / performance
  • A minimum of seven years experience working in the UK PR industry, and a minimum of two years working with or for an online company
  • Excellent written and communication skills, in a style appropriate both to media and internal audiences at all levels of the business
  • Experience managing media launch events and major press campaigns
  • Experience managing external agencies and other suppliers to ensure that the PR strategy is executed effectively, on time and to budget
  • A sound understanding and experience of the way in which the UK media operates
  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Other details
  • Salary: £33,000-38,000 p.a. plus bonus and benefits
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Permanent full-time
  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Contact: Simon Ziviani, sziviani@ancestry.co.uk

Saturday, July 19, 2008

NARA Imaging ???

Field Operations Manager, Imaging - Washington D.C. job in Provo, UT • Salt Lake, UT: Technology and Internet/New Media careers - Yahoo HotJobs: "Job Description:
The Generations Network, Inc. has a need for a Field Operations Manager for our Digital Imaging department at our new Washington D.C. operations office. Our ideal candidate needs to have experience managing production, show strong technical skills, and be a capable and effective leader. This position will be part of a worldwide network of professionals dedicated to preserving original records and partnering with prestigious record owners like the National Archives of the United States. This position report and receive direction from the Director of Global Imaging and will be located in the Washington D.C. area (near Silver Springs)."

Saturday, June 21, 2008

TGN acquires Heritage Makers of Springville | Deseret News (Salt Lake City) | Find Articles at BNET

MyFamily.com Inc. acquires Heritage Makers of Springville | Deseret News (Salt Lake City) | Find Articles at BNET: "Provo-based MyFamily.com Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Heritage Makers LLC of Springville.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Founded in 2004, Heritage Makers is a direct selling organization with more than 1,200 'heritage consultants' who market custom published products through in-home presentations.

MyFamily has named Chris Lee general manager of a new subsidiary that will develop this direct selling business, also to be called Heritage Makers. Lee most recently served as director of business development for MyFamily."

Thursday, May 29, 2008

life after TGN

Promising Business Growth Prompts New Management Hires at Interbank FX / IBFX.com: "Daren Thayne, who joined the company in November of 2007, came from The Generations Network (formerly MyFamily.com), where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of development. He joined Interbank FX as Chief Information Officer (CIO), contributing more than 20 years of software development and technology leadership expertise. In his new role, Mr. Thayne is responsible for establishing and directing the strategic long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the company's IT department, as well as overseeing day-to-day technology operations. Specifically, his responsibilities include all aspects of IBFX’s information technology, including trading and business application development. Mr. Thayne holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with High Distinction from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


WorldVitalRecords Blog » Paul Allen Named Top 100 Venture Entrepreneur for Fourth Straight Year:

"PROVO, UT, April 1, 2008

–-Paul Allen has been named to the vSpring Capital list of 100 business executives who are most likely to lead a successful venture-backed company in the next few years.Known as “Paul Allen the Lesser” in the Utah venture community to distinguish him from Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen, Utah’s Paul Allen has built several companies that are recognizable to many Utahns: Infobases, Ancestry.com, MyFamily.com, 10x Marketing, FundingUniverse.com, and LDSAudio.com.Allen is currently CEO of FamilyLink.com, a genealogy and social networking company founded in 2006 that is already reaching millions of families with its online family tree tools and family history content."

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cameron's Blog:

Cameron's Blog: A lot can happen in a few months: "The Generations Network is the company that does the ancestry.com website, among others, and is located down in Provo by the Riverwoods shopping district. It sounded good and I applied for the International Marketing Manager position. It was a great opportunity and the first interview went really well. I was invited to the second one and I guess I wowed them enough that they made me an offer. It was the same amount of money I was getting at PowerBlanket, PLUS they gave me a $2,000 signing bonus to help offset the gas and moving expenses. How sweet is that!!!? I love it and am enjoying working here. I almost have a month here and already am working on big projects, etc. Well, I've gabbed enough. Stay tuned for more plans and what's happening. Chao."

Sunday, January 27, 2008

TGN International Consultant - Swedish Speaking - Jobs Careers 24

The Generations Network: International Consultant - Swedish Speaking - Jobs Careers 24: ".. to those of our families, present and past. Job Description: We are looking to hire a Swedish speaking consultant for part time employment (average 20-30 hours a week). This position will be based in our Provo, Utah office. This consultant will provide support to members of our ever-growing International community of customers. Flexible shifts in the early morning from 2am-noon, Monday thru Friday. Pay is $12-13 hour including a language proficiency bonus. Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements: Consultants handle a variety of customer contacts, mostly through email, but also chat and phone support members in the U.K., Canada, and Sweden. They will also respond to member account and basic technical needs via email. Required Skills: Must be able to speak and write in Swedish; Provide courteous and professional customer support to our International members; Strong oral & written communication/customer interaction skills (English and Swedish); Demonstrated good work ..."

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


The Generations Network - Press Room: "We appreciate your interest in The Generations Network and we look forward to being an excellent resource for you.

For all public relations inquiries, including requests for media interviews, please contact the public relations team at pr@tgn.com or (212) 221-1616 ext. 124. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, publication, story you are working on and deadline.

If you have questions or need more information, please click on Contact Us on our website to find someone who can help you."

Thursday, January 3, 2008

BELLEVUE - Senior Product Manager job in Bellevue, WA: Internet/New Media and Technology careers - Yahoo HotJobs

BELLEVUE - Senior Product Manager job in Bellevue, WA: Internet/New Media and Technology careers - Yahoo HotJobs: "About the Position:
Work closely with a talented, fast-moving product design and development team re-invigorating the family networking and content sharing space. Reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management, the Senior Product Manager for the MyFamily business unit will define a broad scope of product feature sets, including photo, video, messaging, calendaring, blogging, and a number of other interactive media forms. In this role you will have a direct impact on all aspects of the product and have an opportunity to use your creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to solve complex problems and provide simple solutions for our millions of users. You will be a resident expert on the competitive landscape, educating/informing internal partners on key elements (pricing, positioning, features and benefits, market focus, gap analysis, technology trends, etc.) that may influence product development or marketing."