So what do Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling, and Avril Lavigne have in common other than their fame in the music industry? If Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) is to be believed, these popular singing sensations and world stars have a common family tree and ancestors. Talent may run in the family, but proving that these popular sensations belong to the same family tree is quite an accomplishment. Ancestry.com is a world famous genealogy website that offers to trace the family history and ancestral background of those who are famous, as well as those who just want to know about their familial ties.
Justin Bieber is a famous Canadian teenage heartthrob who has taken the world by storm and does not to know how to slow down. The singing sensation is related to other famous singers by birth. Ancestry.com has traced the family history of these famous stars going back not just a generation or two, but way back into the 1600s when their French-born ancestors Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire first moved to Quebec. Such information is hard to come by, and Ancestry.com makes it easy to access family trees and ties over a few hundred years or so.
A Canadian genealogy expert associated with Ancestry.com, Lesley Anderson, says, “Discoveries like this are rare, so the fact that some of the top entertainment industry stars are all related is especially fascinating. There’s something special about discovering a shared connection. And to be able to go so far back in history while making that connection is one of the most satisfying aspects of family history research.”
Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online resource for familial history. The website has more than two million paying customers and offers countless others the chance to find their family tree among the 39 million family trees on the website through a 14-day free trial membership. The online company has added more than 10 billion new records to the website over the period of the last decade or so. Its main goal is to “empower people to discover, preserve and share” their family history and ties. Other than its primary website, Ancestry.com also runs several regional and localized sites that increase its reach and recognition all over the world.
Ancestry.com is a mid-cap company that has been recognized as one of the upcoming mid-cap companies in the market. As of right now, its market capitalization is $1.24 billion. Yesterday, the stock closed at $28.60. Today saw an increase of $0.19 per share, or 0.7%, to reach $28.79 per share. The 52-week high for the company’s share prices were recorded at $33.80.
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