Monday, September 30, 2013


So, here's the big news today from the world of genealogy. has acquired (FAG).  What will that mean to all of us who use the FREE site
Thats the big question we are all asking and talking about today. 
The article doesn't stipulate whether FAG will remain free.  It does tell us that the current founder,  Jim Tipton, will remain the manager.  Here is the actual text of the article in case you don't want to click on the link I've provided.
So, until we know more, we'll have to wait and see.  I absolutely love the FAG site and have used it for years. Acquires Find A Grave

Posted by Kristie Wells on September 30, 2013 in Company News
We are pleased to announce that LLC has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database.
With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists. Find A Grave will become a wholly owned subsidiary of, and will continue to be managed by its founder, Jim Tipton. plans to bolster the resources dedicated to Find A Grave to launch a new mobile app, improve customer support, introduce an enhanced edit system for submitting updates to memorials, foreign-language support, and other site improvements.
  • Tim Sullivan, CEO of Find A Grave is an amazing phenomenon supported by a passionate and engaged community of volunteers around the world. We at are so excited…honored really…to take on the responsibility of supporting this community. We will maintain Find A Grave as a free website, will retain its existing policies and mode of operation, and look forward to working with Jim Tipton and the entire Find A Grave team to accelerate the development of tools designed to make it even easier for the Find A Grave community to fulfill its original mission to capture every tombstone on Earth.”
  • Jim Tipton, founder of Find A Grave: has been a long-time supporter of Find A Grave. They have been linking and driving traffic to the site for several years. Burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history and I look forward to working with to help continue our growth and accelerate the pace of improvements.”
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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