MyHeritage Purchases the French Genealogy Company #france #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen



MyHeritage has purchased the French genealogy firm, According to CompGen, there was a fierce bidding war with Geneanet but MyHeritage’s bid was substantially more.  The shareholder’s meeting was on May 21, 2021 and the sale is expected to be finalized by the end of this year. was originally launched under “” and then under “”.  The website NotreFamille,.com was also sold. offers most of France’s  civil status documents in indexed form as well as many other collections.  In April 2020 founded a genetic testing company under the name "Origines" in Estonia, since genetic testing is banned in France. In the event of a sale to MyHeritage, intends to maintain this activity with three employees in Paris and two in Estonia.


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As reported previously, In February, MyHeritage itself was purchased by a San Francisco private equity firm, Francisco Partners.


Thank you to Jeanette Rosenberg, JGS Great Britain for sharing the information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



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