Sandy on November 13th, 2012

In answer to requests from attendees at their 8th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference, Family Tree DNA has started their year-end sale immediately. The deals are really good: New Kits Current Price SALE PRICE Y-DNA 37 $169 $119 Y-DNA 67 $268 $199 mtDNAPlus $159 $139 mtFullSequence (FMS) $299 $199 SuperDNA (Y-DNA 67 and mtFullSequence) $548 $398 […]

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According to Bloomberg and USA today, Permira Advisers LLP has reached an agreement to buy Ancestry. com for about $1.6 billion, according to someone familiar with the sale. At this time Premira has declined to comment. The AP press release is as follows: “PROVO, Utah (AP) — Genealogy website has agreed to be acquired […]

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Sandy on July 30th, 2012

According to the New York Times is in talks with private equity firms, TPG Capital, Providence Equity Partners and Permira on a possible sale of the company with final bids due next month. This news comes hot on the heels of reporting that the second quarter revenue rose 18% to $119.1 million. Per-share profit […]

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An article that appeared in the Lansing Michigan online publication City Pulse described the Library of Michigan’s successful auction of books that were no longer needed. This serves as a reminder that most libraries sell old books at certain times during the year. What the library doesn’t consider essential could be a valuable resource for […]

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