Saturday, July 21, 2012
FindmyPast.com goes head-to-head with Ancestry.com
Thanks to an alert from Dick Eastman in a blog post entitled "findmypast.com Launches an International Records Web Site" I learned about a new "offer" from brightsolid's findmypast.com website. I have previously pointed out that the big four online genealogy sites, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage.com and brightsolid.com are locked in a battle to expand and dominate the online genealogy community.
Well, I wouldn't actually think that FamilySearch.org was locked in a battle with anyone, but all four are rapidly expanding their acquisitions, services, alliances and market positions. The offer from findmypast.com, confirms as I speculated, shows that brightsolid.com's earlier move to establish a U.S. Census website was part of a larger plan to expand significantly into the U.S. and world markets.
The line up of major sites just got more interesting.