March 1, 2007

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Improved Research Services for Genealogy Today Members

Genealogy Today ( announced a significant upgrade to the free member service called Team Roots that was launched in 2000. Communication between members is now handled in a new Message Center database that includes the favorites and query posting features.

"Fostering communication among our visitors has been a priority since we launched the site," explained Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "Many members have asked for search tools for their own research notes and messages."

Team Roots membership provides free access to a variety of online tools to managing and tracking your research experience both on- and offline. The following services have been added or upgraded:

  • The favorites (a.k.a. bookmarks) feature originally launched in 2001 has been upgraded to allow for notes to be added to the bookmarks. In addition, search results will now be bookmarkable.

  • The surname profiles feature (an original Team Roots feature) has been expanded to allow visitors to browse public posts made by members relating to a surname.

  • Several query services, including First Name Basis and Family Tree Climbers, have been combined into a single (fully-searchable) forum for members.

  • Comments (both public and private) may now be added to resources by members, allowing researchers to contribute additional facts they may have about the names in any of the fourteen active database projects at the web site.

"Information sharing is a major part of genealogical research," added Illya. "These enhancements affirm our commitment to our visitors by incorporating the tools needed to facilitate that kind of exchange right into the regular use of the web site."

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About Genealogy Today

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 59,000 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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