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Ancestry website to create 50 jobs in Dublin

The US company has chosen Ireland as a base for its international operations, which will be expanded over the next two years.

POPULAR GENEALOGY WEBSITE has announced it is to create 50 jobs after signing a lease to run its international operations in Dublin. is one of the world’s largest family history resource websites and currently employs 15 people in the Irish capital.

As part of the US-company’s long term growth strategy, it plans to expand its workforce over the next two years in areas including management and finance as well as website development and customer service.

“We are delighted to be opening our new offices at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and are looking forward to growing our international business from Dublin,” said Olivier van Calster,’s VP & General Manager, International.

“Ireland is the perfect location for our International headquarters and was chosen for a number of reasons, not least because of the great availability of talented people, but also because it is a country that has a long history of emigration and plays a significant role in the family history of people across the globe.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, welcomed news of the expansion, saying the decision to locate the new international operations centre in Dublin “follows a strong flow of investments in recent years in the digital sector and highlights Ireland’s place on the global digital map”.

The new premises will be officially opened later in the year, when further details of the company’s plans will be announced.

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