, Inc. Exceeds 1.5 Million Paid Subscriptions

< All 2004 Articles, Inc. Exceeds 1.5 Million Paid Subscriptions, Inc. Helps Millions Connect With the Rich World of Family History Research, Inc., a leading online subscription business and the leading network for connecting families, announced today that its fee-based services have surpassed the 1.5 million subscription mark, representing a 50 percent year-over-year increase in paid subscriptions count.  MyFamily was one of the first companies to offer paid content on the Internet.  The Company continues to demonstrate that a profitable, growing company can be built through the production and distribution of content consumers value.

Catering to one of the most popular uses of the Web,'s network of Web sites, which includes,,, and, serves the large and rapidly growing family history market.  More than 15 million Americans go online each month to search for information on their roots.  By providing customers access to the largest collection of family history records online, more than 3 billion names and growing daily, is leading this booming market.

"Discovering your roots is appealing to almost everyone," said Tom Stockham, president and CEO of, Inc.  "It's like a treasure hunt, and each bit of information you uncover gets you closer to discovering yourself."

The MyFamily network enables users to search billions of family history records that reveal information about grandparents and great-grandparents from the convenience of a home computer.  Records such as census, pedigree, birth, marriage, death, military, immigration, and even historical newspapers are available online and are fully searchable using names or keywords.  These records represent important life events and reveal the personal stories of individuals that together make up one's life history.

"When you find records about your ancestors, you find more than just old pieces of paper with names and dates," said Stockham.  "You find the joy of a wedding day, the hardships of an ocean voyage, the loss of loved ones, and a sense of your ancestor's place in history.  In short, you find the hopes and dreams of those whose lives had everything to do with who you are, how you look, where you live, and what you value most."

While many of the records are available at no fee, other records are available only through subscription.  Subscription prices range from as little as $7.95 per month to $239 annually.  Some of the unique records that are accessible through subscription include:

U.S. Records -- Search every U.S. Federal Census from 1790 - 1930, including over 450 million names.  Find family facts like age, residence, occupation and more.  Other unique records available include: veteran records from the Revolutionary, Civil and World War I, more than 70 million names from the Social Security Death Index, historical journals, family and local histories, pedigree charts, slave narratives, and birth, marriage and death records.

U.S. Immigration Records -- Discover information about an ancestor's first steps on the land of their hopes and dreams by exploring ship passenger lists and naturalization records from across the United States. Pinpoint an ancestor's homeland and learn more about their journey to America.  Learn the name of their hometown, the ship they traveled on, whom they traveled with, and when they arrived in the United States.

Historical Newspapers -- With more than 5 million pages, this collection is now the largest historical newspaper database on the Internet.  The collection contains completely searchable images of U.S., Canada and U.K. newspapers from 1786 through the late 1900s.

United Kingdom and Ireland Records -- Explore a broad expanse of history while searching through civil and ecclesiastical records from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  Fully searchable family history records spanning the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries include: parish and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, Irish immigrant records and England and Wales Census records.

In addition to the online subscription services, MyFamily also offers databases on CD-ROM, message boards, books, magazines, and Family Tree Maker(R) software, the #1 selling family tree software, which makes it easy to build your family tree and share your discoveries with others.

About, Inc., Inc. is among the largest online subscription businesses, with over 1.5 million paid subscriptions and more than 10 million people using its Web resources every month.  An interactive media company, connects families with their histories and one another.  The company enriches the lives of its customers by providing the tools, content and community that empower them to find the people most important to them and share their unique family stories.  The MyFamily network of Internet properties includes,,, and  The company also publishes Family Tree Maker(R), the #1 selling family tree software, Ancestry Magazine, Genealogical Computing Magazine, over 50 book titles, and numerous databases on CD-ROM.


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