Provo-based Ancestry.com announced Tuesday it has acquired about 1 billion more digitized family records to add to its database. The new family information comes from 67 different countries.
These new records were provided by FamilySearch International and are part of an agreement with Ancestry.com to digitize, index and publish these records and more over the next five years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family-records organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"We are excited to be expanding our exclusive, groundbreaking agreement with FamilySearch," Ancestry.com Chief Executive Tim Sullivan said in a statement. "In addition to the previously announced plan to together digitize 1 billion records never before published online, we're thrilled to be able to provide our members with access to this additional one billion records from 67 countries. These new global records will mean even more discoveries for our members."