MyHeritage has Acquired Filae

MyHeritage announced that it has signed agreements to acquire 90.91% of the share capital and 89.11% of the voting rights of Filae, a leading genealogy service in France. Through additional planning steps, MyHeritage’s stake in Filae will increase later on to 100%

Filae is a leading family history service in France, through TreeHouse Junior Limited, a parent company in the MyHeritage group.

The announcement marks the dawn of a new era for French genealogy that will leverage Filae’s expertise in French historical records and MyHeritage’s cutting-edge technologies and global reach. This marks the 12th acquisition by MyHeritage and reinforces the company’s position as the leading family history service in Europe.

Following the acquisition, the exclusive historical record collections housed on Filae will be made accessible to MyHeritage users, creating new opportunities for genealogical discoveries for individuals around the world with French roots. MyHeritage’s resources and technologies will enable Filae to accelerate the digitization and indexing of additional historical record collections which will be made accessible to users of both platforms.

Filae will remain a French company based in Paris and will continue to operate autonomously. Filae’s founder, Toussaint Roze, will continue to manage the company based in Paris and will continue to operate autonomously. The scope of services available to current subscribers on Filae will remain unchanged and special benefits will soon be introduced its members.

My Heritage has a strong privacy framework that includes a strict commitment to the privacy of users’ data, making it unique among the major genealogy companies. Its privacy policy states unequivocally that MyHeritage has never sold or licensed personal data or genetic data and will never do so in the future.

Thanks to this acquisition, MyHeritage users can expect significant content enhancements on MyHeritage between the months of September and December 2021.

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