Ancestry – some facts and figures

I was very interested to read an article by The Ancestry Insider  this week.  He was attending the 2016 Conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  One session was by Quinton Atkinson from Ancestry.  I encourage you to read the article here.  During the session Quinton shared the following information that I found very interesting.  Ancestry has 1400 employees worldwide.  They have 18 billion digitized records from 80 countries, and 18 million user trees.  Users have contributed 300 million sharable photos, documents, and stories.  Total storage space for their data?  Over 10 petabytes – I like that unit of measurement. 

How fortunate we are to have such wonderful resources available to help us with our family history.  I’ll be talking about other websites in future articles.

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