September 21, 2005

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Genealogy Today Expands Reach into UK Market with Acquisition

Genealogy Today ( announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase, an innovative site focusing on central England research developed in January 2000.

"My idea was to have a basic site primarily for my own benefit, whilst trying to do my own ancestry research," explained Helen Wilson, creator of the web site. "After 8 or 9 months of starting the site, it began getting so many visitors that it was challenge to keep up with the requests. I am thrilled to be able to work with the folks at Genealogy Today to help expand the site so that it can reach a broader audience."

While the site resources concentrate on the counties of Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk, there are numerous other genealogical resources that span other areas of the country including: "One Name Studies", "Ancestors Tales", "My UK Ancestry Tree" and the popular "I'm looking for the descendants, or ancestors, of [ ... ]. Can you help?"

"Helen has really done an excellent job of developing and nurturing this site," explained Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "The interface is intuitive and the features she's established are very creative and tremendously helpful for genealogists."

From county lookups, to a sale/want ad section, and several family histories, the site offers much more than its name implies. There is also a variety of free information, including downloadable data recording sheets, regional maps, and directory extracts.

"It doesn't take long working with Helen to see just how much passion she has for her projects," added Illya. "I'm excited to be able to work with her and combine our resources to enhance the sites features and expand its reach."

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Genealogy Today has been serving genealogy enthusiasts since 1999 with its unique collection of databases and search tools, original articles from experienced genealogists, and directory of local genealogy. With more than 46,000 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 family tree products and gifts. Genealogy Today LLC is a member of the Better Business Bureau and participant in the BBB Reliability Program.

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