February 25, 2007

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Genealogy Today Databases Surpass Two Million Names

Genealogy Today ( announced that the two millionth name was uploaded to the online database collection this week. Launched in 1999, the focus of in the past few years has been on publishing information from a variety of traditional and non-traditional sources.

"Back in 2001, I thought it was incredible that we had reached the 20,000 name milestone," commented Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "Now, when I look at our unpublished collection of resources, I realize that at two million names, we're only just getting started!"

The web site includes a combination of free and subscription databases with a search engine that searches them all simultaneously. All of the subscription databases provide a free preview allowing non-subscribers to see the names included in each collection.

The fourteen active database projects include:

  • Family Tree Connection
  • Online Family Trees
  • Genealogist's Index
  • The Acadian-Cajun Family
  • Military Roots Project
  • New England Early Genealogy
  • Ancestor Info Reprints
  • Transcribed Ephemera
  • Passenger Lists Online
  • Roots Family Databases
  • Missing Persons Register
  • Famous Roots
  • Genealogy Data Store
  • Town Reports Online

The Transcribed Ephemera database includes the extensive collections of funeral cards, WWII war ration books, vintage business cards, along with the recently published Margaret Holland Collection of unique records for the small town of Bethel, Alaska.

Family Tree Connection is the flagship subscription database with over 800,000 names extracted from more than 3,000 out-of-print and obscure sources published from 1830 to 1930. Included in this collection are numerous original, one-of-a-kind, handwritten resources. All of the information is transcribed by hand, verified for accuracy, and carefully sourced down to the page number for verifiability.

"We're publishing approximately thirty new resources every week," added Illya. "Most of these are smaller documents that you're not likely to find elsewhere online."

The two-millionth name uploaded was Susan A. Lillibridge from Norwich, Connecticut!

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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