November has been a great month for World Vital Records. Today we reached a significant milestone by adding our 20,000th paying customer. We’ll highlight her in an upcoming newsletter. She is a genealogist from Delta, Colorado.
In August we issued a press release when we reached our 10,000 subscriber milestone, and here we are just three months later at the 20,000 subscriber mark.
Our entire company appreciates each customer who signs up for our premium databases and also those who try our free services such as FamilyLink.com. We also appreciate our wonderful content partners who have helped us grow our collection of genealogical information. We’re approaching 1 billion names in our databases. And we appreciate our affiliates and business partners for helping us share our services with their customers.
The 20,000 mark is also significant because that’s how many paying subscribers Ancestry.com got in its first year, from April 1997 to April 1998.
Of course Ancestry.com is the pace-setter in the genealogical industry and one of the greatest successes in the world of online subscription content. To be where they were after their first year is a great accomplishment. We look forward to many years of serving families around the world. And we appreciate everyone who is making it possible for us to grow and prosper: investors, partners, customers, affiliates.
Thanks to all!