August 7, 2009

Friends Reunited Sold

Media group DC Thomson, is jumping further on the genealogy bandwagon through its £25 million acquisition of the social networking site Friends Reunited.

Friends Reunited started as an online service for reuniting school friends, but in 2003 launched a sister service called Genes Reunited, which publisher DC Thomson will now run alongside its own family history site, findmypast.com.

This may have some interesting consequences for genealogy researchers so be sure to watch this merger carefully.

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