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Monday, August 17, 2009

Social network for genealogists

Generally patterned after other social networking sites like Facebook, GenealogyWise has quickly grown to more than 12,000 members. With an active forum, videos, blogs and photos, this site seems to be advancing into the forefront of the genealogical community.

GenealogyWise was created by FamilyLink is probably best known in the genealogical community for its WorldVitalRecords Website. But the network of FamilyLink.com, Inc. is much more. Here is a quote from the FamilyLink Website:
FamilyLink.com, Inc. network of sites became one of the Top 500 Web companies in the world earlier this year, based on Quantcast statistics. Currently ranked at 37, FamilyLink.com, Inc. is a family of services that includes WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyLink.com, WebTree.com, and the We’re Related and MyFamily applications on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families. Founded in 2006 by Paul Allen and several key members of the original Ancestry.com team, WorldVitalRecords.com provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools. More than 30,000 individuals have subscribed to WorldVitalRecords.com. With more than a billion records and thousands of databases—including birth, death, military, census, and parish records—WorldVitalRecords.com helps fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.
With that kind of backing, you can assume that GenealogyWise will continue to grow in its influence in the community.

1 comment:

  1. And don't forget the friendly genealogy chats! Even GENTREK is on Genealogy Wise now! You can enjoy yourself whilst learning good information to help with your researches. Do look into it!

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