27 May 2021
Ancestry has announced that it is acquiring UK military records website Forces War Records, to bring millions of military service records to its members.
Clever Digit Media, which operates the UK military records website Forces War Records, has announced that its business and websites Forces War Records and British Genealogy have been purchased by Ancestry.com UK Limited.
In a statement announcing the news, Ancestry said: 'Ancestry, which holds over 27 billion family history records from 80 countries, knows how crucial it is to connect with the military heroes in our family trees, so we can preserve their stories and honour their sacrifices. From regimental databases to medal rolls and from POW records to casualty lists, military records hold rich and important information about our ancestors. That is why we are pleased to announce that Ancestry has acquired Forces War Records.'
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'Since it was founded in 2010, Forces War Records has transcribed over 26 million Commonwealth military service records and has been connecting its users with these wartime stories. Ancestry is excited to help expand the product and bring these collections to new customers worldwide.
'We are looking forward to the future with great excitement and enthusiasm as our business has much to benefit from the involvement of Ancestry, and we believe that Forces War Records in return adds an authoritative and specialist brand to the Ancestry family, offering even more resources, tools and records to empower customers on their journeys of personal discovery.'