Ancestry.com, Inc., is a United States-based company, which operates provides online family history resource. The Company's records, which are free to search, offer insight for the nearly 90 percent of Americans who either have family members recorded in the 1940 U.S. Census. Its subscribers can use online platform, digital historical record collection and technology to research their family histories, build their family trees, collaborate with other subscribers, upload their own records, and publish and share their stories with their families. The Company offers several localized Web sites designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history. In December 2012, Permira, the European private equity firm acquired the Company.