Press Release 11 Jul 2012

 World’s largest family history resource to open office in Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Ancestry.com,the world’s largest family history resource has signed a lease on property at Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin from where it will run its International operations. The company is set to move into the new premises in September, having been in Dublin in temporary offices since autumn 2011.

The new office is part of Ancestry’s long-term growth strategy and represents an exciting new investment by the company in its International division which covers the organisation’s operations outside of the USA.

Employee numbers in the Dublin office currently total 15 but are expected to grow to more than 50 within two years. That number will include staff working within managementand finance functions as well as website developers and member service agents.

Olivier van Calster, Ancestry.com's VP & General Manager, International comments: “We are delighted to be opening our new offices at Sir John Rogerson's Quay and are looking forward to growing our international business from Dublin.  Ireland is the perfect location for our International headquarters and was chosen for a number of reasons, not least because of the great availability of talented people, but also because it is a country that has a long history of emigration and plays a significant role in the family history of people across the globe.”

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, said: “Ancestry.com is a very welcome addition to Ireland’s growing cluster of online companies. Through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs the Government is determined to build on this and create the jobs we need”.

Barry O’Leary, IDA Ireland CEO, said “Ancestry.com’s decision to locate its new international operations centre in Dublin follows a strong flow of investments in recent years in the digital sector and highlights Ireland’s place on the global digital map. It is a welcome addition to the existing dynamic technology cluster in Ireland”.

The new premises will be officially opened later in the year, when further details of Ancestry.com's plans will be announced.


Further Information
ancestry.co.uk
02088463628
Adrian Leighton  
aleighton@ancestry.co.uk     

Antoinette Tyrrell
IDA Ireland
087 757 2053/ 01 603 4226
antoinette.tyrrell@ida.ie                                                    

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