and Google Marriage?

Although I don’t see it, perhaps it is from my perspective of genealogy and family history rather than looking at it from the information services perspective.

Today’s article over at The Street – entitled’s Growth May Attract a Suitor – does a good review of’s growth in terms of revenue, subscribers and profits. It also spectulates that is ripe for the picking especially from a company like Google which is sitting on $32 billion in cash.

I also wonder how much of the speculation is this: one of the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin, has a connection in the genealogy and family history industry with his wife Anne Wojcicki being one of the founders of the genealogy DNA company 23andMe.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


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