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Our mission is to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. is the world’s largest online resource for family history, with nearly 1.7 million paying subscribers around the world as of June 2011. Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, we have been a leader in the family history market for over 20 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research. We believe that most people have a fundamental desire to understand who they are and from where they came, and that anyone interested in discovering, preserving and sharing their family history is a potential user of We strive to make our service valuable to individuals ranging from the most committed family historians to those taking their first steps towards satisfying their curiosity about their family stories.