FamilySearch partners with DC Thomson in order to continue expanding the number of ways in which they can share records of genealogical value with the people who need them.
In my humble opinion, It's not about pumping up the corporations so they can make money; it's about circling the wagons so that no opportunity will be missed in your genealogical search. Various companies attract their own following, beef up their own technology; could they serve their customer base better by offering more records? You bethca! FamilySearch just wants you to have them, too!