Eneclann welcomes arrival of new DC Thomson Family History CEO

Annelies van den Belt (Picture: The Guardian)

Annelies van den Belt (Picture: The Guardian)

Renowned Irish family history company Eneclann has welcomed the arrival of a new CEO at DC Thomson Family History, the Scottish company with whom it runs findmypast.ie as a joint venture.

On her appointment as new CEO, Annelies van den Belt quickly set about realigning the company’s focus by renaming the firm from brightsolid to DC Thomson Family History and declaring that it would focus its efforts on its hugely successful digital family history ventures findmypast and Genes Reunited.

Eneclann, the family history company which helped the Obamas and Tom Cruise to discover so much about their family links to Ireland, operates a successful joint venture with DC Thomson Family History to run the findmypast.ie website from its offices at Aungier St, Dublin.

findmypast.ie currently has more than 75,000 users around the world, and on top of millions of records recently made more than a century of Irish newspapers, ranging from before the Famine until after the War of Independence and Civil War, available online for the first time.

Brian Donovan, CEO of Eneclann, said, “We welcome the arrival of Annelies and we’re delighted to be working with her and the rest of her team in developing what she has called the ‘centre of excellence in Dublin’ and overseas.

“The Irish company which is jointly owned by Eneclann and DC Thomson Family History will now be known as DC Thomson Family History Ireland.

findmypast.ie is a great example of a successful joint venture. We are an Irish company offering great opportunities for the growth of family history, both as a tourist resource and an exciting hobby for anyone interested in compiling their family tree.”


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