PROVO, UT, June 3, 2008 — WorldGenWeb, a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access, recently partnered with FamilyLink.com, Inc.
“I think WorldVitalRecords.com is a wonderfully unique resource to the genealogy community. This is definitely a win-win partnership, as well as a great opportunity,” said Nathan Zipfel, Chairperson, WorldGenWeb. “We have been very limited in what we can do using our current servers. For example, we have not been able to take advantage of some new technology tools, such as a content management system and bulletin boards. Partnering with FamilyLink.com will give us access to these resources.”
As part of the partnership, FamilyLink.com, Inc.will host the WorldGenWeb project on its servers. In return, the content on the WorldGenWeb project will be indexed and made available online for free at WorldVitalRecords.com.
“We are very supportive of WorldGenWeb’s objectives and volunteer efforts. FamilyLink.com is happy to provide the necessary resources and support to allow WorldGenWeb to continue providing top quality online information free of charge to their many world wide users,” said David Lifferth, President, FamilyLink.com, Inc.
The WorldGenWeb Project was created in 1997 and serves as a great starting point for individuals beginning their genealogy and family history. The WorldGenWeb project consists of volunteers from all over the world who have created user-friendly Websites that individuals can research to learn more about specific parts of the world, as well as their ancestors. Essentially, individuals can receive free research guidance from genealogists on a global scale.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the WorldGenWeb Project can contact the country or regional coordinator of their area of interest to see which country/parish or states are available.
The WorldGenWeb is a non-profit volunteer organization that is dedicated to the free use and access of public domain genealogical information. To further this goal, the WorldGenWeb uses internet websites to create “local repositories” of information that researchers worldwide can access. Each project website (generally) will contain local resource addresses of county/country public records offices, cemetery locations, maps, library addresses, archive addresses, and association addresses including Family History Centers or other genealogical or historical societies, and some history and culture of the region. Other resources include query pages or message boards, mail lists, historical data including census records, cemetery records, biographies, bibliographies, and family/surname registration websites.
About FamilyLink.com, Inc.
FamilyLink.com, Inc. is a family of services that includes WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyLink.com, and the We’re Related application on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families.
Founded in 2006 by Paul Allen and several key members of the original Ancestry.com team, WorldVitalRecords.com, Inc. provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools used by more than 600,000 monthly visitors. The site registers 9.4 million monthly pages views and has more than 30,000 subscribers. With thousands of databases–including birth, death, military, census, and parish records–WorldVitalRecords.com makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.