MyHeritage has acquired BackupMyTree LLC, a free and automatic backup service for family tree data. The companies did not disclose the details of the deal.
BackupMyTree CEO Cliff Shaw founded the company in 2010. Its backup service protects more than nine terabytes of data for genealogists and family history enthusiasts. MyHeritage.com will continue to maintain the service and keep it free.
MyHeritage CEO Gilad Japhet said, “As the leading international destination for families to explore their history, share memories and keep in touch, we understand the enormous value users place on protecting their family tree data. We believe that BackupMyTree’s cutting edge client-to-cloud technology has massive potential and share its mission of preserving family history, making this a natural and synergistic move for us."
BackupMyTree is MyHeritage's sixth acquisition and the second acquisition from Shaw, following the acquisition of Pearl Street Software in 2007. MyHeritage's other acquisitions include German genealogy website OSN GmbH, Poland's Bliscy.pl, and Dutch family network Zooof. MyHeritage.com has a registered member base of 60 million users and offers its services in 38 languages.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 20, 2011
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