Genealogy Research

We have developed the following anonymous surveys in an ongoing effort to better understand the needs of genealogists. The information from these surveys is used to improve the resources and information served on the Genealogy Today web site.

If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

Please note: if there is a contest associated with a particular survey, you will be asked to submit your name and e-mail address. This information will NOT be stored with the survey results, keeping the survey anonymous.


  • Online Genealogy Questionnaire (started in July 1998)
  • Building a Research Area (started in February 2001)
  • Seasonal Family Research (started in July 2002)
  • Family Reunion Planner (started in August 2002)
  • Newsletter Format and Content (started in May 2003)
  • Hiring a Professional (started in June 2003)


    If you would like to include a link to one of our surveys on your site, simply use the link listed above and change the {url} parameter to be the page on your site where you would like the visitor to return. Our surveys are non-branded and have no advertising associated with them. In return for linking to our surveys, we will gladly share the survey results with you on a quarterly basis.

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