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BEST of the Internet for Genealogists Award: Ranks #1 Database Site For The Week

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 ranked as the number 1 database site for the best of the Internet for Genealogists Award for the week!

Here is the comment from DearMyrtle’s site:
DATABASE SITE:, already expanding an impressive US collection of genealogy data, WVR will release releasing tomorrow the new World Collection mentioned in my previous blog entry. Paul Allen’s projects never fail to amaze me.

Happy family tree climbing! Myrt :)

DearMYRTLE, Your friend in genealogy.

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Congratulations to Kristin Thomson of Delta, CO,’s 20,000th Subscriber

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 wishes to extend congratulations to Kristin Thomson who became’s 20,00th subscriber last Friday!!!

“I am excited about finding out about WorldVitalRecords and anticipate it will be a great help in getting me up and going again and in my continued research, particularly in Indiana, Kansas, Germany and England,” Kristin said.

Kristin has been doing family history work for more than 25 years. She has an associate’s degree in Genealogy, a bachelor’s of science in Family and Community History and a master’s in Library and Information Sciences.

“I have always liked history. My family was from Europe, so I thought European history was a nice focus to study. I am also the main person who does genealogy, so it put a lot of responsibility on my shoulders to do the work. However, my family has been very cooperative when I have asked them questions. My siblings are always interested when I learn new things or find information about our family and our ancestors,” Kristin said.

After graduation at age 50, Kristin served an internship in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and has worked in other public libraries as a reference librarian, always taking the chance to interest patrons in any genealogical materials housed in the library or online.

“Family History is exciting, and I look forward to working and researching as the field opens wider with new and improved and ever changing products and helps,” Kristin said.

Kristin has also served in her local Family History Center (where she heard about off and on for about 10 years.

“I think my favorite thing about family history is that you can just immerse yourself in it, and kind of forget the world. It’s fun to see what you can come up with in just a few minutes of searching,” Kristin said. “For me, family history is a way that I can relax and not feel guilty about not getting the floor vacuumed, or other things that I think are important. I can’t sit down in the middle of the day and read a book, but I can sit down and do genealogy because I feel its worthwhile.”