Ancestry.com Introduces Digital Scrapbooking Application to Let Members Create Personalized Family History Books AncestryPress(TM) Offers Easy-to-Use Tool for Creating Family History

Books, Heirloom Recipe Books and More



    PROVO, Utah, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ancestry.com, the world's largest
 online resource for family history, today launched AncestryPress(TM), a
 tool that lets users create professionally printed, custom family history
 books, family recipe books and more. With this new state-of-the-art
 publishing tool, Ancestry.com offers users a one-stop solution to build
 their family tree, discover historical documents about their ancestors,
 collaborate with their family members and create high-quality family
 history books for themselves or family gifts.
     In the past fourteen months, users have built more than 3.5 million
 family trees on Ancestry.com. In doing so they have created more than 300
 million profiles, uploaded 3 million mostly vintage photographs from their
 personal albums and attached 40 million historical family records they
 found on Ancestry.com. AncestryPress provides a simple, easy-to-use way for
 these users to organize, preserve and display their hours of research in a
 professionally designed, coffee-table quality book and to share their
 passion with family.
     "Family history is about discovering and telling the stories of the
 people whose lives shaped our own," said Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of
 The Generations Network, parent company of Ancestry.com. "For ten years,
 Ancestry.com has been an indispensable resource for anyone interested in
 family history, from the most serious genealogist to someone just starting
 to build their family tree. Our members have always asked for ways to
 preserve and to share their hours and hours of research. Now AncestryPress
 gives our members the ability to create high-quality books of astonishing
 beauty and personal significance. We think that this is one of the most
 unique digital scrapbooking products on the market."
     AncestryPress exports profiles, historical documents and photographs
 from a user's online Ancestry.com family tree directly into automatically
 generated page layouts -- such as illustrated family tree charts,
 biographical timelines and document pages. Users can easily customize the
 look and feel of each page by adding family photographs, changing
 backgrounds both plain and themed, using drag-and-drop page embellishments,
 writing text and more.
     Beyond family history books, users can also use AncestryPress to create
 heirloom recipe books, complete with photos and memories of the family
 members who handed down the recipes, as well as photo pages, suitable for
 framing, that showcase important moments in their family's history.
     Once a user has finished adding personal touches to the book, they can
 choose from two simple printing options. Users can print individual pages
 immediately to a home printer. Or they can have Ancestry.com professionally
 print and bind a full-color, hand-stitched, hardcover book.
     Users can build their family tree online at Ancestry.com and create
 their AncestryPress family history book at http://www.ancestrypress.com.
 Web site subscribers can access Ancestry.com's collection of more than 5
 billion names in historical records to discover the stories of their
 ancestors' lives and add those documents to their family history books.
     About Ancestry.com
     With 24,000 searchable databases and titles and more than 800,000
 paying subscribers, Ancestry.com is the No. 1 online source for family
 history information. Since its launch in 1997, Ancestry.com has been the
 premier resource for family history, simplifying genealogical research for
 millions of people by providing them with many easy-to-use tools and
 resources to build their own unique family trees. The site is home to the
 only complete online U.S. Federal Census collection, 1790-1930, as well as
 the world's largest online collection of U.S. ship passenger list records
 featuring more than 100 million names, 1820-1960. Ancestry.com is part of
 The Generations Network, Inc., a leading network of family-focused
 interactive properties, including MyFamily.com, Rootsweb.com, Genealogy.com
 and Family Tree Maker. In total, The Generations Network properties receive
 8.2 million unique visitors worldwide and over 429 million page views a
 month ((C) comScore Media Metrix, August 2007).
 
 

SOURCE Ancestry.com

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