Dating friends reunited census family
The internet makes it easier than ever before to uncover your family history or track down a family member you've lost touch with. Since then it has grown to become the UK's largest genealogy website.
It's a subject that fascinates us all and our members range from novices finding out about their family through to amateur heritage researchers and even experienced genealogists. It marked a revolution in genealogy and ancestry by combining them with Internet social-networking.
Genes Reunited's latest figures prove Britain's booming interest in ancestry With Who Do You Think You Are on TV screens around the nation, Genes Reunited, the UK's biggest genealogy site, today reveals the extent to which family history has taken hold of the British imagination.
Genes Reunited is the UK's biggest genealogy site, with over 9 million registered members - one in four of the UK's adult online population.
The broad reach of its online innovation means The Friends Reunited Group will also benefit from brightsolid's resilient data centre and managed hosting services. They can also search historical records such as census, birth, death, marriage and military records.
brightsolid was advised by HMT Corporate Finance on this transaction and Macfarlanes provided the legal services. It currently has over 11 million members and over 750 million names listed.
Sister site Genes Reunited was launched in 2003 and is currently the UK's largest family history website with over 9 million members worldwide and 650 million names listed.
Together with Friends Reunited Dating, the group attracts three million unique users per month.
Andy Baker, MD Friends Reunited adds: "We are delighted that brightsolid can see the great value and future potential in the Friends Reunited Group. Since then it has grown to become the UK's largest genealogy website.
brightsolid is a fast growing online innovation business owned by DC Thomson, one of the largest privately owned media and publishing groups in the country.