September 1, 2004

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Genealogy Today Offers Premium Newsletter (sans the Premium)

Genealogy Today ( announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with GenWeekly, the newsletter designed to help individuals of all ages and genealogical experiences, to takeover the role of publisher for the paid subscription service. The newsletter covers genealogy basics, U.S. and international sources, and computer related topics.

"GenWeekly will be the perfect complement to our free newsletter, Family Tree Digest, already enjoyed by thousands of readers," explained Illya D'Addezio, the owner and founder of Genealogy Today. "There are many synergies between what our two groups are doing -- working together will greatly enhance both publications."

The concept for GenWeekly was developed by Steve Johns, who -- based on his previous genealogy experiences -- developed the idea of putting together an e-publication written by todays up and coming genealogists. Steve partnered with Kristin Brandt, a fellow Brigham Young graduate, to launch GenWeekly. Kristin has an extensive background in family history research, including being a former Editor of Everton's Newsline.

"GenWeekly was created because we believe far too many people never begin the quest to find their heritage due to the vast, and often intimidating, amount of information available today," commented Steve Johns. "GenWeekly subscribers will be pleased with the resources and information available through Genealogy Today. Illya's passion for genealogy combined with his marketing and technological experience will allow our customers to receive the latest and greatest available via the internet in the most user friendly format possible."

Each week, subscribers receive this e-publication via email, packed with articles written by some of today's freshest minds in genealogy and family history research, along with news items and event announcements from the world of genealogy. It is their mission to teach individuals of all experience levels how to find their roots as quickly and easily as possible. If there's a reader request for a particular topic, the team works to cover it.

"Genweekly is a great service because we really want to help and educate people," explained Kristin Brandt, the newsletter's editor. "We try to cover topics that will help researchers of all experience levels go farther with their research. Genealogy Today, being a well-established website, will help Genweekly to grow and mature more rapidly than it could on its own."

Subscriptions are available for $9.95 per year, which provides the customer with 50 issues (two weeks off for holidays) each with four or more articles written exclusively for the newsletter and full access to the searchable archive of all articles published. Subscribers may also contact the authors to ask questions.

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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 35,000 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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