Netherlands Institute for Art History
The Netherlands Institute for Art History or RKD is located in The Hague and is home to the largest art history center in the world. The center specializes in documentation and books on Western art from the late Middle Ages until modern times. All of this is open to the public, much of it has been digitized and is available on their website; the main goal of the bureau is to collect and make art research available, most notably in the field of Dutch Masters. Via the available databases, the visitor can gain insight into archival evidence on the lives of many artists of past centuries; the library owns 450,000 titles, of which ca. 150,000 are auction catalogs. There are ca. 3,000 magazines, of which 600 are running subscriptions. Though most of the text is in Dutch, the standard record format includes a link to library entries and images of known works, which include English as well as Dutch titles; the RKD manages the Dutch version of the Art and Architecture Thesaurus, a thesaurus of terms for management of information on art and architecture.
The original version is an initiative of the Getty Research Institute in California. The collection was started through bequests by Frits Lugt, art historian and owner of a massive collection of drawings and prints, Cornelis Hofstede de Groot, a collector, art historian and museum curator, their bequest formed the basis for both the art collection and the library, now housed in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Though not all of the library's holdings have been digitised, much of its metadata is accessible online; the website itself is available in both an English user interface. In the artist database RKDartists, each artist is assigned a record number. To reference an artist page directly, use the code listed at the bottom of the record of the form: https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists/ followed by the artist's record number. For example, the artist record number for Salvador Dalí is 19752, so his RKD artist page can be referenced. In the images database RKDimages, each artwork is assigned a record number.
To reference an artwork page directly, use the code listed at the bottom of the record of the form: https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/ followed by the artwork's record number. For example, the artwork record number for The Night Watch is 3063, so its RKD artwork page can be referenced; the Art and Architecture Thesaurus assigns a record for each term, but these can not be referenced online by record number. Rather, they are used in the databases and the databases can be searched for terms. For example, the painting called "The Night Watch" is a militia painting, all records fitting this keyword can be seen by selecting this from the image screen; the thesaurus is a set of general terms, but the RKD contains a database for an alternate form of describing artworks, that today is filled with biblical references. This is the iconclass database. To see all images that depict Miriam's dance, the associated iconclass code 71E1232 can be used as a special search term. Official website Direct link to the databases The Dutch version of the Art and Architecture Thesaurus
Meteor III was a schooner-rigged yacht built in the United States for the German Emperor Wilhelm II. She was the world's largest yacht built when launched in 1902; the yacht was a pleasure craft, but did participate in races. She was christened by the daughter of US President Theodore Roosevelt; the yacht had a 40-year career with twelve owners. She was requisitioned by the US Navy during World War II and sold for scrap. Meteor III, designed by Archibald Cary Smith, was an improved and enlarged version of the yacht Yampa, built by Smith for Chester W. Chapin, a United States Congressman from Massachusetts. Yampa passed through several owners and purchased by the German emperor, it was participated in foreign regattas. The emperor was so well pleased with the performance of Iduna that he placed an order with the naval architect Smith for the construction of a larger and improved version; the new schooner yacht was named Meteor III following the scheme the emperor had going of naming his pleasure craft, as she was the next sequenced Meteor.
Meteor III, was built by Townsend-Downey Shipbuilding Company at Shooters Island in New York City and launched February 25, 1902. It took four months to put together from Smith's architectural drawings. Miss Alice Roosevelt, US President Theodore Rooselvelt's daughter, christened the yacht upon launch; the emperor's younger brother, Prince Henry of Prussia, traveled from Europe to New York City to attend as the Kaiser's personal representative. Two thousand spectators were at the 10:30 A. M. launching including President Roosevelt and Prince Henry. Miss Roosevelt christened the American-built schooner constructed for the emperor by breaking a bottle of champagne against the steel side of the yacht, she proclaimed in a loud clear voice, I christen thee Meteor. The yacht up to that point was just labeled job No. 24 by the shipyard. Next to her was Prince Henry, President Roosevelt, a group of official guests; the time was 10:39 in the morning. As the champagne was still foaming she cut the holding cord to a key block of weights that held the yacht in place on the dock support cradle.
Miss Roosevelt used a silver looking nickel hatchet to cut the cord that released the yacht into the water. Cannons were fired and brass bands were played. There was a twenty-one gun salute. Miss Roosevelt struck the bow of the Kaiser's yacht with her palm as it started moving into the water leaving its supports. President Roosevelt and Prince Henry followed her example. Nearby German officers did the same, with some nearly being knocked off their feet as the yacht was picking up speed. After the yacht was launched into the water a message was cabled to Berlin from Prince Henry to the emperor saying, Yacht just launched under brilliant auspices. Christened by Miss Roosevelt's hand. Beautiful craft. Great enthusiasm. I congratulate you – Heinrich. In 1909, Meteor III was put up for sale by the emperor, she was sold to professor Carl Harries of the University of Kiel. She took part in the Kiel Regatta. Harries put the yacht for sale in 1921 at Spain, it sold in 1922 to owner of the Paris newspaper Le Matin.
In 1924 Bunau-Varilla sold her to Italian Baron Alberto Fassini. In 1932 Fassini sold the vessel to a Mr. Gillet, who turned her over to Camper and Nicholsons, British yacht brokers. After being on the market for a few months she was sold to the American Francis Lenn Taylor, father of Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor used her for several years as a pleasure craft, he sold her to Sterling Hayden, who didn't fulfill his financial arrangement, it was repossessed. In 1940 Taylor resold her to Gerald S. Foley who sold her to a Mr. David Feinburg. Feinburg sold her to Nicholas Allen; the last owner gave the schooner yacht the name Aldabaran. The Navy requisitioned her during World War II for service and became the property of the United States War Shipping Administration; the yacht had passed through twelve owners. Some of the owners updated the yacht during their ownership; the vessel during this time had received radio equipment and a third mast. The yacht at one time was used as a fishing vessel. In 1942 she was taken to Shooters Island by the War Shipping Administration since they owned her.
Aldabaran Kaiser's Meteor III, in 1945 was sold for $2,100 to John Witte, an iron salvager at Staten Island, a short distance from where the yacht was built in 1902. The yacht, purchased by Witte from the United States government was broken up and taken apart for scrap iron in 1946. Meteor III had a overall length of 161 feet with a width of 27 feet; the draft was 15 feet. The sail area was 11,612 square feet, her cost was $150,000. Meteor III was the largest yacht in the world; the emperor left the overall boat layout design to Smith, but participated in the interior arrangements. The interior rooms were decorated in Colonial Adams style. Meteor III, although a pleasure craft with luxury accommodations, did participate in race events. Jefferson Downey, Wallace. "An Imperial American Yacht". The American Magazine. Vol. 53. Frank Leslie Publishing House. Pp. 539–543. Hallock, Charles, ed.. "German Emperor's New Schooner". Forest and Stream. Forest and Stream Publishing Company. Pp. 194–196. Kenealy, A. J.. Sleicher, John Albert, ed. "Kaiser William's New Yacht".
Leslie's Weekly. Vol. XCIV no. 2422. F. Leslie. P. 128. NYM. "none". The New Yorker. Vol. 22. New Yorker Magazine, Incorporated. SA. "The Emperor's Yacht – "Meteor III"". Scientific American. Vol. 86. P. 141. In point of size "Meteor II
United States Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy is a four-year coeducational federal service academy adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the United States' five service academies, educates officers for commissioning into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps; the 338-acre campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles east of Washington, D. C. and 26 miles southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites and monuments, it replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis. Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination from a Member of Congress. Students are referred to as midshipmen. Tuition for midshipmen is funded by the Navy in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation.
1,200 "plebes" enter the Academy each summer for the rigorous Plebe Summer. About 1,000 midshipmen graduate. Graduates are commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps, but a small number can be cross-commissioned as officers in other U. S. services, the services of allied nations. The United States Naval Academy has some of the highest paid graduates in the country according to starting salary; the academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades midshipmen's performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Midshipmen are required to adhere to the academy's Honor Concept; the United States Naval Academy's campus is located in unincorporated Anne Arundel County, adjacent to Annapolis, at the confluence of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. In its 2016 edition, U. S. News & World Report ranked the U. S. Naval Academy as the No. 1 public liberal arts college and tied for the 12th best overall liberal arts college in the U.
S. In the category of High School Counselor Rankings of National Liberal Arts Colleges, the Naval Academy is tied for No. 1 with the U. S. Military Academy and the U. S. Air Force Academy, is tied for the No. 5 spot for Best Undergraduate Engineering program at schools where doctorates not offered. In 2016, Forbes ranked the U. S. Naval Academy as No. 24 overall in its report "America's Top Colleges". Prospective candidates must either be nominated by certain public officials—or be the child of a Medal of Honor recipient, which entitles a qualified candidate to automatic admission without nomination. Nominations may be made by members of and delegates to Congress, the President or Vice-President, the Secretary of the Navy or certain other sources. Candidates must pass a physical fitness test and a thorough medical exam as part of the application process; the class of 2020 had 1,355 offers of appointment made to 17,043 applicants. In the 21st century, there have been about 1,200 students in each new class of plebes.
The U. S. government pays for tuition and board. Midshipmen receive monthly pay of $1,017.00, as of 2015. From this amount, pay is automatically deducted for the cost of uniforms, supplies and other miscellaneous expenses. Midshipmen only receive a portion of their total pay in cash while the rest is released during "firstie" year. Midshipmen fourth-class to midshipmen second-class receive monthly stipends of $100, $200, $300, respectively. Midshipmen first-class receive the difference between pay and outstanding expenses. Students at the naval academy are addressed as an official military rank and paygrade; as midshipmen are in the United States Navy, starting from the moment that they raise their hands and affirm the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony, they are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, of which USNA regulations are a part, as well as to all executive policies and orders formulated by the Department of the Navy. The same term covers both females. Upon graduation, most naval academy midshipmen are commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps and serve a minimum of five years after their commissioning.
If they are selected to serve as a pilot, they will serve 8–11 years minimum from their date of winging, if they are selected to serve as a naval flight officer they will serve 6–8 years. Foreign midshipmen are commissioned into the armed forces of their native countries; the most recent graduating class, that of 2017, inducted 1,200 midshipmen in 2013 and graduated 1,053 in 2017. 768 were commissioned as 259 as Marine 2nd Lieutenants. This graduating class was composed of 242 women and 811 men Since 1959, midshipmen have been eligible for an interservice commission in the Air Force or Army, provided they meet that service's eligibility standards. Starting in 2004, midshipmen became eligible to seek Coast Guard commissions; every year, a small number of graduates do this -- four. In 2017, two members of the class were commissioned as Air Force 2nd Lieutenants. A small number of foreign students are admitted each year. In 2017, 17 foreign midshipmen were graduated. At the beginning of their second-class year, midshipmen make their commitment known as signing their "2-for-7."
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Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club
The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the Western Hemisphere, located in Centre Island, New York, with access to Long Island Sound. The Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was founded in September 1871 aboard the sloop Glance, anchored off Centre Island. Glance's captain, William L. Swan, was elected Seawanhaka's first Commodore. For many years, club meetings were held aboard this flagship. In 1881, the club leased space on Centre Island, the word "Corinthian" was incorporated into the club's name. In 1887 the organization leased a club house in Manhattan. In 1891-1892, the club returned to Centre Island, where a new club house was opened, the club merged with the Oyster Bay Yacht Club. Recognizing its important history, the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. William L. Swan Elias Cornelius Benedict Hugh Jones Willets Meyers Seawanhaka Corinthian Jr. Yacht club was honored with The Captain Joe Prosser Award at the 2017 US Sailing Awards ceremony.
In 1882, the club adopted a rating rule that would govern all its races: R a t i n g = L o a d W a t e r l i n e L e n g t h + S a i l A r e a 2 Simply known as the "Seawanhaka Rule", it served as a rating for all eastern seaboard races from 1887 onwards, including the America's Cup from 1893 to 1903. The Load Waterline Length was placed under a class limit, where any amount beyond the limit was counted double. In the 1893 America's Cup the limit was set at 85 ft, so the Load Waterline Length of an 86 ft yacht would have counted as 87 ft. Official website The History of the Schooner Seawanhaka 1890s Yacht Photography of J. S. Johnston
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. For many, SNAME has been essential to career development and success in the industry. With more than 6,000 members around the world in 85 countries, SNAME is THE International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals! The mission of the Society is to advance the art and practice of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, other marine-related professions through: The global exchange of knowledge and ideas relative to the marine industry Education in engineering as it relates to the marine industry Encouraging and sponsoring research and development in naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering and other marine fields; the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was organized in 1893, to advance the art and practice of naval architecture and marine engineering.
In its earliest days, SNAME was incorporated and nurtured by the titans of our industry including William H. Webb, George E. Weed, Rear Admiral George W. Melville. Other men of stature took the helm thereafter, including Edwin A. Stevens, David W. Taylor, Vice Admiral Land, Kenneth M Davidson, Blakely Smith. SNAME technical information has long been the gold standard. SNAME publications are used as textbooks and reference materials at major universities. SNAME offers various membership grades, including student, full member and fellow status. Full members have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture, marine engineering or hold a degree in engineering and have experience, associated with ship design, construction or operation; however membership is open to professionals in related industries that comes from all backgrounds and experience. Marine design is inherently a wide-ranging engineering design field and SNAME has members with wide experience ranging from electrical engineering, to weapons systems design, to racing yacht design, to deep ocean engineering, to human factors.
Members can be awarded Fellow status upon review and approval of their achievements in the naval architectural or engineering profession as applied to the marine field. The society awards the David W. Taylor Medal for "notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering." SNAME publishes peer reviewed technical papers and authoritative text books on engineering subjects within the marine field. The society is a repository and forum for original research and analysis through its Technology and Research Committees which are staffed by volunteers with exceptional experience and knowledge in their chosen specialties; the society functions under its own code of engineering ethics, which follows the Professional Engineers Code of Ethics. The Society develops and supports the United States Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam. Official website
The Yampa was an American ocean-going cruising schooner yacht for pleasure use. The yacht was built for Chester W. Chapin, a rail baron and U. S. Congressman from Massachusetts, it completed several ocean cruises with no accidents. It passed through several hands and was purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany as a birthday present for his wife, he had another larger yacht built based on the design of the Yampa, named the Meteor III. The yacht Yampa was designed by naval architect Archibald Cary Smith for Chester W. Chapin, the steel-keeled schooner was constructed in 1887 by the firm Harlan and Hollingsworth in Wilmington, Delaware, she was considered the best in her class until 1891. The Yampa was 135 feet overall, 110 feet at the water line, her draft was 13.8 feet. She had a registered tonnage of 170 gross, with a beam of 27 feet, she participated in various events related to the America's Cup. American banker James Hood Wright used Yampa for pleasure cruising in the summer of 1894. Chapin sold her that November to Richard Suydam Palmer who had memberships in various yacht clubs, he refitted her in December 1894.
Yampa sailed for Gibraltar on January 18, 1895, from there she went to Tunis and Algiers in Africa. She sailed to Malta and other ports in the Mediterranean Sea, she made many ocean cruises for several years with no significant accidents, sailors referred to this as sea-kindliness. In February 1896, Palmer traveled with the Yampa for three months to the West Indies, calling at Bermuda, Trinidad, St. Thomas, Nassau. In March, Cuthbert S. Thompson committed suicide in Bermuda aboard the yacht while Palmer's guest on the West Indies trip. Palmer took her to Southampton in England in 1897 on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. From there, he was towed to Kiel, Germany by way of the Kiel Canal. There the yacht anchored close to the German Emperor's yacht SMY Hohenzollern; the emperor was much attracted to the schooner and wished to own it. Palmer had left his business card on the SMY Hohenzollern and was informed that the emperor talked all day about how he liked the American vessel, he took steps to acquire her for himself, he bought the yacht from Palmer in December 1897.
The schooner was a birthday present for his wife Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein. The ship went to Southampton to be refitted to the emperor's luxurious specifications; the German Royal family enjoyed many cruises on the Yampa. In 1898, she competed in the international Emperor’s Cup regatta; that same year, she was outfitted to race against the schooner Rainbow. The emperor had another yacht built based on the design of the Yampa, using Smith as the naval architect, he had the yacht constructed in America instead of Germany; the new vessel Meteor III was an enlarged and improved version of Yampa, was the end result of a sequence of previous vessels designed and built by Smith. Meteor III was built in New York harbor in 1902, christened by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt. Jefferson Meteor III Hallock, Charles. German Emperor's New Schooner. Forest and Stream. Forest and Stream Publishing Company. Kenealy, A. J.. Sleicher, John Albert, ed. Kaiser William's New Yacht.
Leslie's. F. Leslie. Koesling, Theo-Peter. Amphitrite. Bremen: BoD – Books on Demand. ISBN 978-3-95427-067-5. Leslie, Frank. An Imperial American Yacht; the American Magazine. 53. Frank Leslie Publishing House. P. 540.... The Emperor desired an American... McCormick, L. M.. Emperor William's American Yacht; the Illustrated American. Illustrated American Publishing Company. Navy and Army. Under the Burgee. Navy and Army Illustrated. Outing. Yachting. Outing. Outing Publishing Company; the German Emperor saw the American schooner Yampa last summer in the Baltic, fell in love with her. The result was that he purchased her from Mr. R. S. Palmer"SA; the Emperor's Yacht – Meteor III. Scientific American. 86. Scientific American, Incorporated. “Meteor III.”, designed by Cary Smith & Barbey, of New York, is an improved and enlarged “Yampa”—the latter, a successful schooner, designed by Mr. Smith and spent a great deal of her time in European waters; the “Yampa” passed into the hands of the German Emperor, under the name of “Iduna” has figured in the foreign regattas.
The Emperor was so well pleased with the “Iduna” that last fall he placed an order with these architects for the construction of a larger and faster yacht, which should embody the best features of the “Yampa"Seitz, Sharon. "Prall's Island, Shooter's Island, Isle of Meadow". Other Islands of New York City: A History and Guide. Countryman Press. P. 319. ISBN 978-1-5815-7886-7. Stephens, W. P.. Bigelow, Poultney, ed. "The Yachting Outlook". Outing. Outing Publishing Company; the noble schooner yacht, Meteor III, just launched at Shooters' Island, in Newark Bay, is the legitimate outcome of a practical study of the American schooner, begun by Mr. Smith in Prospero as long ago as 1877, she is a bigger and finer edition of the ocean cruiser Yampa, designed by him in 1887, now owned by the Emperor under the name of Iduna. Thompson, Winfield M.. "Royal Yachts and Yachtsmen". In Day, Thomas Fleming; the Rudder, Volume XVIII. New York: The Rudder Publishing Company. P. 435. White, Trumbull; the German Emperor's American Yacht.
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Ancestry.com LLC is a held online company based in Lehi, Utah. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical, historical record and genetic genealogy websites; as of November 2018, the company claimed to provide access to 10 billion historical records, to have 3 million paying subscribers and to have sold 14 million DNA kits to customers. In 1990, Paul B. Allen and Dan Taggart, two Brigham Young University graduates, founded Infobases and began offering Latter-day Saints publications on floppy disks. In 1988, Allen had worked at Folio Corporation, founded by his brother Curt and his brother-in-law Brad Pelo. Infobases' first products were floppy disks and compact disks sold from the back seat of the founders' car. In 1994, Infobases was named among Inc. magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies. Their first offering on CD was the LDS Collectors Edition, released in April 1995, selling for $299.95, offered in an online version in August 1995. Ancestry went online with the launch of Ancestry.com in 1996.
On January 1, 1997, Infobases' parent company, Western Standard Publishing, purchased Ancestry, Inc. publisher of Ancestry magazine and genealogy books. Western Standard Publishing's CEO was Joe one of the principal owners of Geneva Steel. In July 1997, Allen and Taggart purchased Western Standard's interest in Inc.. At the time, Brad Pelo was president and CEO of Infobases, president of Western Standard. Less than six months earlier, he had been president of Folio Corporation, whose digital technology Infobases was using. In March 1997, Folio was sold to Open Market for $45 million; the first public evidence of the change in ownership of Ancestry magazine came with the July/August 1997 issue, which showed a newly reorganized Ancestry, Inc. as its publisher. That issue's masthead included the first use of the Ancestry.com web address. More growth for Infobases occurred in July 1997, when Ancestry, Inc. purchased Bookcraft, Inc. a publisher of books written by leaders and officers of the LDS Church.
Infobases had published many of Bookcraft's books as part of its LDS Collector's Library. Pelo announced that Ancestry's product line would be expanded in both CDs and online. Alan Ashton, a longtime investor in Infobases and founder of WordPerfect, was its chairman of the board. Allen and Taggart began running Ancestry, Inc. independently from Infobases in July 1997, began creating one of the largest online subscription-based genealogy database services. In April 1999, to better focus on its Ancestry.com and MyFamily.com Internet businesses, Infobases sold the Bookcraft brand name and its catalog of print books to its major competitor in the LDS book market, Deseret Book. Included in the sale were the rights to Infobases' LDS Collectors Library on CD. A year earlier, Deseret Book had released a competing product called GospeLink, the two products were combined as a single product by Deseret Book; the MyFamily.com website launched in December 1998, with additional free sites beginning in March 1999.
The site generated one million registered users within its first 140 days. The company raised more than US$90 million in venture capital from investors and changed its name on November 17, 1999, from Ancestry.com, Inc. to MyFamily.com, Inc. Its three Internet genealogy sites were called Ancestry.com, FamilyHistory.com, MyFamily.com. Sales were about US$62 million for 2002 and US$99 million for 2003. In March 2004, the company, which had outgrown its call center in Orem, opened a new call center, which accommodates about 700 agents at a time, in Provo. Heritage Makers was acquired by MyFamily.com in September 2005. While the company had been offering free access to Ancestry.com at LDS Family History Centers, that service was terminated on March 17, 2007, because the company and the LDS Church were unable to reach a mutually agreeable licensing agreement. In 2010, Ancestry restored access to its site at Family History Centers. In 2010, Ancestry sold its book publishing assets to Turner Publishing Company.
Ancestry.com became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ on November 5, 2009, with an initial public offering of 7.4 million shares priced at $13.50 per share, underwritten by Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Jefferies & Company, Piper Jaffray, BMO Capital Markets. In 2010, Ancestry.com expanded its domestic operations with the opening of an office in San Francisco, staffed with brand new engineering and marketing teams geared toward developing some of Ancestry's cutting-edge technology and services. In 2011, Ancestry launched an iOS app. In December 2011, Ancestry.com moved the Social Security Death Index search behind a paywall and stopped displaying the Social Security information of people who had died within the past 10 years, because of identity theft concerns. In March 2012, Ancestry.com acquired the collection of DNA assets from GeneTree. In September 2012, Ancestry.com expanded its international operations with the opening of its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
The Dublin office includes a new call centre for international customers, as well as product and engineering teams. In October 2012, Ancestry.com agreed to be acquired by a private equity group consisting of Permira Advisers LLP, members of Ancestry.com's management team, including CEO Tim Sullivan and CFO Howard Hochhauser, Spectrum Equity, for $32 per share or around $1.6 billion. At the same time, Ancestry.com purchased a photo digitization and sharing service called 1000Memories. On July 16, 2015, Ancestry launched AncestryHealth, announced the appointment of Cathy A. Petti as its Chief Health Officer. In April 2016 GIC Private Limited (a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Government of S