Family Detectives have a passion for researching their roots (Rosen)
lOnline resources are proliferating (both free and commercial)
lwww.Ancestry.com– most widely used – 800,000
paying subscribers and 14 million registered users. Based in Provo, Utah.
lwww.geni.com– Former Paypal COO, David O. Sacks –
inspired by family history interest – designed this site combining genealogy software with the ability to network
with relatives (like a family Facebook). >500,000 users since January 07 launch. Users
can create family
trees, post photos, send messages and write free profiles. Viral growth powers this site when users
invite others to join.
lwww.castlegarden.org– recent addition provides free online access
immigrants to NY in early 1800s to 1890, where www.ellisisland.org takes over.I had been waiting for this project – to locate my husband’s immigrants in 1870s
from Alsace-Lorraine, France. Successful search: several Dontenville family members
located, var. sp.