Purchases Family History Records from Media24

We are delighted to inform you that, the world’s largest online family history resource, has acquired over four million South African records from Ancestry24, the South African family history website that closed for business in February 2013.

Types of records being made available on

We are currently working hard to make the records available in the future and we will communicate this through Ancestry24 and this website as soon as they are available.

About is the world’s largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees containing more than 5 billion profiles.

In addition to its flagship site, the company operates several Ancestry international websites along with a suite of online family history brands including, and, all designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.