April 23, 2004

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Popular Tutorial Series Releases Update

Genealogy Today (, in cooperation with Genealogy Works, has released the 2004 Edition of the popular self-help tutorial e-book entitled GENEALOGY, Climbing Your Family Tree. This product covers a variety of topics, and includes embedded links to hundreds of essential online resources.

The 2004 Edition contains much of the same information and lesson format, but with some major improvements. The information is much easier to locate - now find what you want by looking at file names; The fourth set of lessons adds new topics (how to share your genealogy and solving genealogy problems); and Ruby has added tons of new online genealogy tips and hints, plus updated all of the Internet URLs (and added many new ones).

"People who have used the CD have sent me great feedback on how beneficial it is to be able to use the various lessons by opening them, then simply clicking and going directly to a specific web page," explained Ruby Coleman, creator of the series. "It's a tremendous time saver as opposed to going to your bookshelf, locating the book with the topic your hunting for, searching the pages for just the right resource and then still having to correctly type in the URL."

The new edition is available online in The Marketplace at Genealogy Today for $24.95, and previous owners of the CD may purchase an upgrade for $9.95. For this minimal investment, researchers receive a complete library of genealogy lessons designed to help them delve deeper into their ancestry. Like the first edition, this works on Windows 98 or higher, Macintosh 8.6 or higher and Unix computers, however, users also need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher installed.

Genealogical author, researcher, instructor and lecturer, Ruby Coleman, with her 30+ years of genealogical experience and 20+ years of professional research, created these tutorials as an innovative approach to genealogical instruction. Each lesson contains assignments that can be done at their leisure to improve their genealogy skills. Bonus materials are included on the CD in each of the four sections.

Also in the 2004 Edition is a separate set of lessons called Kids Genealogy -- designed for working with your children or grandchildren, to be used in school lessons or home schooling.

"I do not know of any book that is as comprehensive as the lessons on this CD," added Ruby. "There are many with some similarities, but it would take purchasing more than one book to get everything I've compiled into this single disc."

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Genealogy Today has been serving genealogy enthusiasts since 1999 by publishing original articles from experienced genealogists and writers, and a growing collection of search tools and databases. With more than 28,000 registered members, Genealogy Today helps connect researchers with common family lines through its free Team Roots program. Based in New Providence, NJ, it develops and markets online resources that help researchers track and organize their family history projects. The Genealogy Today web site also provides a marketplace of unique family tree products and gifts.

Year after year, Genealogy Today has received recognition for its efforts in helping genealogists. In 2003, Genealogy Today was selected Site of the Year by Genealogical Journeys In Time, having been previously highlighted as a Pick of the Month in 2002. Family Tree Magazine named Genealogy Today to its Hall of Fame in 2003, after being one of a few sites selected for its annual Best Web Site Picks four consecutive years.

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