Ancestry.com and AP bring historical AP archives online

Nov. 18, 2013
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PROVO, Utah -- Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, is proud to announce a collaboration with The Associated Press that makes fifty years of news stories -- in their original wire copy format -- available online today.

“We are thrilled to announce this collaboration with The Associated Press to bring its name and subject catalog online,” said Quinton Atkinson, Director of Content Acquisition for Ancestry.com. “It represents a fantastic set of material for our family historians who are researching the news of an era, and gives incredible historical context for the world their ancestors lived in."

Available at Ancestry.com/AP, the voluminous card catalog of names and subjects links to more than two million records and more than one million AP stories spanning 1937 to 1985, a resource which took Ancestry.com several years to prepare and digitize.

Read the full press release from Ancestry.com here.

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