FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2005
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Elaine Fraim, Media Coordinator
Connecting Ancestor Information with Living Descendants
Genealogy Today (www.genealogytoday.com) announced that it has partnered with Chattanooga-based printing company, Letus Print, to market their Ancestor Information Reprint Service (AIRS) - an affordable offering based on an extensive collection of out-of-print books, vintage photographs and rare documents.
"The idea for this service was sparked in 1976 when I purchased a (1869 edition) Family Bible belonging to Madison Hill," explained Bruce Pendleton, owner of Letus Print. "It always seemed a shame that there was no effective way to find her descendents and share this information with them. Since launching the service in 2001, we have successfully connected people with information about their past by sending them reprints of items that mention their ancestors."
The AIRS collection covers everything from birth records to obituaries, military service during the Civil War to World War I, and almost every aspect of daily life and day to day business in the late 1800's and early 1900's. You will find ads from old family businesses and farms, salary or school records, obituaries which range from one paragraph to several pages long and even records of war service. Plus, many of these items include photos, portraits or engravings of the individuals.
"I believe that it is important to share genealogical information," added Bruce. "Working with Genealogy Today will give us the opportunity to connect even more researchers with the thousands of items we've collected. There is nothing more rewarding than helping break through a brick wall they have been facing for years."
On the Genealogy Today web site, customers can browse through the initial 65,000+ names indexed from the AIRS collection, and when they find a match, easily order a quality reprint of the page(s) that mention the ancestor - reprints that are copied directly from the original sources. Included with every reprint order are copies of the title page, lists of abbreviations and any additional information of value to researchers.
"It's relatively easy to find vital records about our ancestors, but the information that the AIRS project offers shares some of their life experiences," commented Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "And the possibility of finding a photo of your ancestor is simply priceless. Bruce offers a valuable service that will be very well received by our visitors."
The reprint service fees range from $2 to $8 and are based on the amount of information for individuals in each particular document or book. Additional names will be added to the index on an ongoing basis.
For more details, visit http://www.genealogytoday.com/airs/.
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