Archive for December, 2006

Christmas, Families and Fun Go Together

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Christmas is a time for being together with friends and families! This past week, we had an opportunity to gather all of our family members together for the WorldVitalRecords.com Christmas party. It was great to be able to meet the loved ones of the people with whom we work on a daily basis. The night was filled with food, games, a lot of laughter, a lot of children, and a musical Christmas program. (We’re even thinking about starting our own choir now.) And of course in between all of those activities, we couldn’t help but talk about family history. Thanks to everyone who participated in this event and helped to make it a success.

Brad, our affiliate manager
Here’s Brad, our affiliate manager, poised to pick his white elephant gift
from the pile of treasures in the middle of the circle
of employees and family members.

Children!
The children also exchanged white elephant gifts.
Click on the picture and you will be able to see a short
video clip of the fun of the evening.

WorldVitalRecords.com Loves Newspapers, and We Hope You Do Too!

Monday, December 18th, 2006

WorldVitalRecords.com loves newspapers, and we hope you do too! Here are our latest data sets, totaling nearly 3 million new names!!!

NC Durham Skywriter (Durham, North Carolina)
WA Dispatch – Eatonville (Eatonville, Washington)
ND Golden Valley News (Beach, North Dakota)
CA Geyersville Press (Cloverdale, California)
MN Hendricks Pioneer (Hendricks, Minnesota)
IA Hawkeye Record (Mount Vernon, Iowa)
MN Lincoln County Pioneer (Hendricks, Minnesota)
AL Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News (Vernon, Alabama)
NC Sun (Mount Vernon, North Carolina)

Total Records: 969,407
Total Names: 2,908,221

WorldVitalRecords.com Begins To Scan Millions of Invaluable Family History Records at the Everton Library

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
WorldVitalRecords.com Begins To Scan Millions of Invaluable Family History Records at the Everton LibraryThousands of International Data Sets To Be Available at WorldVitalRecords.com Soon Provo, UT, December 14, 2006 – WorldVitalRecords.com has started to scan hundreds of thousands of pages of genealogy and family history data at the Everton Genealogical Library, one of the largest privately held genealogical libraries in the United States.

“All of us at Everton are thrilled at the comprehensive and expeditious plan that World Vital Records is implementing for scanning and digitizing the Everton Library. Genealogists and family researchers will finally have access to this outstanding, unique collection of material — that should prove highly helpful to their searches as it comes online through World Vital Records,” said Walt Fuller, President, Everton Publishers.

WorldVitalRecords.com announced its partnership with Everton in June 2006. Since that time, they have been working very closely with WorldVitalRecords.com to organize and prioritize the most valuable content at the Everton Genealogical Library, which is housed in Logan, Utah.

“I feel that getting the Everton Library digitized, indexed, and online will be one of the premiere dissemination of genealogical records for the first decade of the 21st century,” said Leland Meitzler, Managing Editor, Everton Publishers.

WorldVitalRecords.com is now hosting all of Everton’s online content and has become Everton’s largest reseller of print subscriptions. The Everton Genealogical Library is an invaluable resource filled with 80,000+ books, manuscripts, records, newsletters, maps, pedigree charts, and much, much more.

“There are some great genealogy treasures that have been in the Everton Library that we are now unlocking and making available on the Internet through WorldVitalRecords.com,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc.

International and national data sets are currently being scanned and collected from Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Romania, Netherlands, England, Canada, and the United States.

“In keeping with our goal of adding at least one data base each day, there is enough content at the Everton Library to keep us scanning for the next three years. We are so excited to bring this exclusive content to our subscribers,” said Yvette Arts, VP, Content Acquisition, World Vital Records, Inc.

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Media Contact:

Whitney Ransom
Corporate Communications Director
World Vital Records

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com

whitney@worldvitalrecords.com

About WorldVitalRecords.com

Finding your ancestors can be overwhelming, and expensive. At WorldVitalRecords.com, we’ve made it easy and affordable for individuals to connect to their families and find answers to their genealogical questions. Led by Paul Allen, who after founding Ancestry.com, which became the largest genealogy company in the world, now aims to be the number two player in the genealogy industry with WorldVitalRecords.com. WorldVitalRecords.com will offer users international record databases, references to top genealogical resources, a blog planet, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, training, and user-generated content.

WorldVitalRecords.com Begins To Scan Millions of Invaluable Family History Records at the Everton Library

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Thousands of International Data Sets To Be Available at WorldVitalRecords.com Soon

WorldVitalRecords.com has started to scan hundreds of thousands of pages of genealogy and family history data at the Everton Genealogical Library, one of the largest privately held genealogical libraries in the United States.

“All of us at Everton are thrilled at the comprehensive and expeditious plan that World Vital Records is implementing for scanning and digitizing the Everton Library. Genealogists and family researchers will finally have access to this outstanding, unique collection of material — that should prove highly helpful to their searches as it comes online through World Vital Records,” said Walt Fuller, President, Everton Publishers.

WorldVitalRecords.com announced their partnership with Everton in June 2006. Since that time, they have been working very closely with WorldVitalRecords.com to organize and prioritize the most valuable content at the Everton Genealogical Library, which is housed in Logan, Utah.

“I feel that getting the Everton Library digitized, indexed, and online will be one of the premiere dissemination of genealogical records for the first decade of the 21st century,” said Leland Meitzler, Managing Editor, Everton Publishers.

WorldVitalRecords.com is now hosting all of Everton’s online content and has become Everton’s largest reseller of print subscriptions. The Everton Genealogical Library is an invaluable resource filled with 80,000+ books, manuscripts, records, newsletters, maps, pedigree charts, and much, much more.

“There are some great genealogy treasures that have been in the Everton Library that we are now unlocking and making available on the Internet through WorldVitalRecords.com,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc.

International and national data sets are currently being scanned and collected from Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Romania, Netherlands, England, Canada, and the United States.

“In keeping with our goal of adding at least one data base each day, there is enough content at the Everton Library to keep us scanning for the next three years. We are so excited to bring this exclusive content to our subscribers,” said Yvette Arts, VP, Content Acquisition, World Vital Records, Inc.

WorldVitalRecords.com Ranks Sixteenth Among the Top Genealogy Sites

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

WorldVitalRecords.com is rapidly achieving its goal of becoming the number two genealogy Web site

WorldVitalRecords.com has moved up in the rankings to become the sixteenth top online genealogy site!

“A few short months ago we weren’t even listed in the genealogy space, and now we are in the top 20. Our current trends will put us among the top ten, as we continue what we are currently doing, including scanning material at the Everton Genealogical Library and providing genealogy and family history training over the next several months,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc.

The rankings come from Alexa, a company that tracks global Internet usage. Alexa rankings are based on a three-month rolling average of Internet usage. WorldVitalRecords.com is ranked just behind Cindy’s List and EllisIsland.org, two of the most prominent genealogy Web sites.

In addition to being ranked sixteenth, WorldVitalRecords.com has the fastest of the top twenty genealogy sites in the world! In fact, 95 percent of all sites on the Internet are slower than WorldVitalRecords.com.

“We have architected our infrastructure and our search engine in such a way that it fast, and scaleable,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc. “This speed allows our users to be more efficient in the time they spend on their research.”

WorldVitalRecords.com Ranks Sixteenth Among the Top Genealogy Sites

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
WorldVitalRecords.com Ranks Sixteenth Among the Top Genealogy Sites WorldVitalRecords.com is rapidly achieving its goal of becoming the number two genealogy Web site

Provo, UT, December 14, 2006 — WorldVitalRecords.com has moved up in the rankings to become the sixteenth top online genealogy site.

“A few short months ago we weren’t even listed in the genealogy space, and now we are in the top 20. Our current trends will put us among the top ten, as we continue what we are currently doing, including scanning material at the Everton Genealogical Library and providing genealogy and family history training over the next several months,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc.

The rankings come from Alexa, a company that tracks global Internet usage. Alexa rankings are based on a three-month rolling average of Internet usage. WorldVitalRecords.com is ranked just behind Cindy’s List and EllisIsland.org, two of the most prominent genealogy Web sites.

In addition to being ranked sixteenth, WorldVitalRecords.com has the fastest of the top twenty genealogy sites in the world. In fact, 95 percent of all sites on the Internet are slower than WorldVitalRecords.com.

“We have architected our infrastructure and our search engine in such a way that it fast, and scaleable,” said David Lifferth, President, World Vital Records, Inc. “This speed allows our users to be more efficient in the time they spend on their research.”

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Media Contact:

Whitney Ransom
Corporate Communications Director
World Vital Records

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com

whitney@worldvitalrecords.com

About WorldVitalRecords.com

Finding your ancestors can be overwhelming, and expensive. At WorldVitalRecords.com, we’ve made it easy and affordable for individuals to connect to their families and find answers to their genealogical questions. Led by Paul Allen, who after founding Ancestry.com, which became the largest genealogy company in the world, now aims to be the number two player in the genealogy industry with WorldVitalRecords.com. WorldVitalRecords.com will offer users international record databases, references to top genealogical resources, a blog planet, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, training, and user-generated content.

Do You Have Ancestors From California, West Virginia, Washington, Texas, or North Dakota? Search Now!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

WorldVitalRecords.com has added three new newspapers from Texas and North Dakota and also updated newspapers from California, West Virginia, and Washington.

These new updates account for nearly two million news records! Enjoy!

Cloverdale Reveille (Cloverdale, California)
UPDATE
Farmer’s Advocate (Charles Town, West Virginia) UPDATE
Goldendale Sentinel (Goldendale, Washington) UPDATE
Clarendon Press (Clarendon, Texas)
Clarendon Enterprise (Clarendon, Texas)
Dickey Counter Leader (Ellendale, North Dakota)

Total Records: 653,829
Total Names: 1,961,487

WorldVitalRecords.com Family History/Genealogy Training Coming Soon!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Get ready to start the new year off right with family history/genealogy training from WorldVitalRecords.com! Beginning in the middle of January 2007, training courses will be available to subscribers.

All subscribers to WorldVitalRecords.com will automatically receive two family history/genealogy training courses for FREE!

The free, self-paced courses will be the following:

1. Genealogy Search Techniques

2. Sharing Genealogy

WorldVitalRecords.com is thrilled to have Georgeann Malowney as its new Director of Training. Listen to Georgeann discuss some of her genealogy experience.

Shown above: Georgeann Malowney, Director of Online Training, WorldVitalRecords.com

The courses offered at WorldVitalRecords.com will be taught by professional genealogists and will include beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Stay tuned for more details about the training.


Updates and New News From Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas Added Today

Monday, December 11th, 2006

The Clarendon News was added to WorldVitalRecords.com today. Updates to Big Timber Pioneer and Boise City News were also added.

Check out nearly one million new names that have been added to WorldVitalRecords.com in the last 24 hours!

MT Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Montana) UPDATE
OK Boise City News (Boise City, Oklahoma) UPDATE
TX Clarendon News (Clarendon, Texas)

Total Records:
295,479
Total Names:
886,437

How Can I Update My WorldVitalRecords.com Account???

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Lately we have been receiving some requests from our subscribers to update their account. You can actually do that without our assistance.

How can I update my account?

Go to WorldVitalRecords.com. Look for My Account on the bottom of the left hand side. Click on this button. You can update your account from this page.

What information can I update using My Account button?

1. Name
2. Email
3. Password
4. Phone
5. Promotion offers
6. Billing address
7. Shipping address