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Sharon Burns: Mocavo, a website with the mission to bring all of the world’s historical information online for free, was recently acquired by Findmypast/DC Thomson Family History.
BY SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman Published: July 28, 2014
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Mocavo, a website with the mission to bring all of the world’s historical information online for free, was recently acquired by Findmypast/DC Thomson Family History. Sources indicate that information on Mocavo and Findmypast will remain on these websites — and they will get better.

The Mocavo site adds more than 1,000 free databases online everyday. One of the immediate benefits of the acquisition is that U.S. Census index will be added online for free. The optional paid product, Mocavo Gold, formerly Mocavo Plus, charges for discovery alerts, the ability to search all of the databases at the same time and other features. Charges are for the speed and convenience to make faster discoveries, but not for the content.

Ferguson featured

“Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the TLC cable network at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ferguson, who joined the Albuquerque Children’s Theater at age 8, is an American actor known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” He has earned five Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy.

Ferguson previously played the role of Richie Velch in the CBS sitcom “The Class.” He also has been a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Lisa Kudrow is an executive producer for the series, which is a partnership between Shed Media, NBC Entertainment and Ancestry.com. A how-to companion book to the series, “Who Do You Think You Are?” by Megan Smolenyak, is available to help viewers research their own roots. For more information about Smolenyak’s book, go to www.megansmolenyak.com/books.html.

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