Our Story

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At WorldVitalRecords.com, we recognize that data sets, pedigree charts, and family trees are important aspects of genealogy, but we also realize that family history is really about connecting lives and sharing memories. From the moment you land on our page, we want you to have comfortable, productive and rewarding experience. Our number one goal is to provide you with the information you need. We are committed to serving you. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will direct you to the best places we know to help you make those essential connections.

Perhaps you have heard that Paul Allen, our CEO, is the founder of Ancestry.com and MyFamily.com. Why is he aiming to build the number two genealogy site in the World? Having a great love for family history, and an awareness of the field, he recognizes that there are many genealogists with needs that are not being met. One of his motives for building this site is simply because he feels compelled to build a genealogy company and community that is easy to access, affordable, and full of resources and services that assist individuals as they search for their loved ones.

Paul is not new to the world of genealogy. In 1997, he and Dan Taggart founded Ancestry.com, whose mission was to “digitize the genealogical records of all nations” and make them accessible on the World Wide Web. In 1998, they launched MyFamily.com, an online network that connects families with their ancestors and with one another. Within a few months of the launch, MyFamily.com had more than 1 million registered users and was considered one of the fastest-growing community web sites of all time. In fact, it was designated the Viral Marketing Company of the Year in 2000 by Technology Marketing magazine. Today, MyFamily.com owns a network of web sites including Ancestry.com, Rootsweb.com, Genealogy.com and is considered an IPO candidate by Fortune magazine and other industry observers. Paul left the company in 2002 to pursue other entrepreneurial ventures. As a shareholder, he hopes that MyFamily.com will reach its full potential, but believes that competition spurs innovation and will make the industry healthier.

At WorldVitalRecords.com our goal is to provide you with record databases from all over the world, geocoded data, references to top genealogical resources, a blog planet, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, training, and user-generated content. We’re moving as fast as we can to build this genealogy community with resources and services that people really need. We invite you to participate with us as we collaborate with partners and affiliates all over the world to bring you all the information you need in one central location.

One Response to “Our Story”

  1. [...] This new venture, Paul Allen clearly expects to become the number two genealogy website on the internet, which he surely has the experience to bring about! [...]

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