December 15, 2004

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Helping Genealogists Make New England Connections

Genealogy Today ( is pleased to announce the first online release of New England Early Genealogy Connections, a database of over 70,000 records compiled by Alice Howe Palmer over the past fifteen years.

This database is the first effort to connect and interconnect names from the early New England period. No individual name is included unless it has at least one connection to another -- often with multiple connections. All of the names include any available basic data: birth, death, marriage dates, towns of residence, citations documenting sources.

"I have wanted for some time to make the database more readily available to genealogy researchers," explained Alice. "Working with Genealogy Today has made it possible to bring this research tool to a larger audience."

This collection was started by Alice when it became clear that a database containing connected names could save significant amounts of time, effort and money for those searching for genealogy in the 1600+/- to 1700+/- time period.

Major references used are among the most respected and widely recognized in the field of genealogy in the United States. Extensive cross-checking is done to correct inconsistencies, update data and make the database as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

"Alice has really put together an exceptional resource," commented Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "We're pleased to be able to help make New England Early Genealogy Connections available for online research."

Previously available only on CD-ROM, New England Early Genealogy Connections is now fully searchable online (no additional software required), and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Annual subscriptions are available for $34.95, with discounts for multiple year signups.

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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 38,000 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.

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