FamilyHistoryOnline will close on Monday 2nd March 2009 and the data will be transfered to FindMyPast.com.

The Federation of Family History Societies and its services company will not be able to invest sufficient time and money in the considerable resources that would be necessary to enable FamilyHistoryOnline to continue as a viable alternative to other commercial sites.

The hosting of FamilyHistoryOnline by findmypast.com is providing greater access to this valuable information and bringing the data to a wider audience worldwide. It will also produce greater returns to the family history societies who own this data, and they will be able to use this income to support their educational, project and other work.

An online partnership between the Federation of Family History Societies and findmypast.com was announced in a press release on 1st September 2007.

Read more at http://www.familyhistoryonline.net/general/fmpfaq.shtml.