April 20, 2004

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Genealogy Site Launches Service to Capture Lost Family History

Genealogy Today ( announced the release of Family Tree Connection, a subscription service that offers researchers access to family history information not available elsewhere.

"There are many commercial services and even free sites that provide extensive databases of vital and public records," explained Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "But, there are few resources that capture the nuances of day-to-day activities of our relatives. The vision of Family Tree Connection is to capture details about the lives of our ancestors -- from their early years in school, through college and then moments in their adult lives."

The Family Tree Connection is a growing collection of data indexed from a variety of secondary sources such as high school and college yearbooks, club and society member lists, insurance company policy listings, church records, passenger souvenir booklets and much, much more. All materials are compiled from hundreds of rare documents, pamphlets and unique out-of-print books that contain genealogical tidbits about people from around the world.

"It's fascinating how much family history information is captured in the materials we discover," added Illya. "Surprisingly, even 100 years ago, clubs and organizations kept track of their members, even after he/she moved out of town or passed away. Schools closely recorded the progress of their alumni (including marriages)."

An annual subscription offers unlimited access to the Family Tree Connection database, along with discounts on purchases in The Marketplace at Genealogy Today and scanning services (of images in any of the FTC source documents). The introductory price for a one-year subscription is $29.95 and there are multi-year discounts of 20% to 30% for 24 and 36 month subscriptions.

The Family Tree Connection database resides at Genealogy Today and is accessible via search engines on both sites. The index to the database is freely searchable -- visitors can investigate and see if there are any possible matches before they subscribe. This service will help users uncover lost details that will enhance their family history projects.

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About Genealogy Today

Genealogy Today has been serving genealogy enthusiasts since 1999 by publishing original articles from experienced genealogists and writers, and a growing collection of search tools and databases. With more than 28,000 registered members, Genealogy Today helps connect researchers with common family lines through its free Team Roots program. Based in New Providence, NJ, it develops and markets online resources that help researchers track and organize their family history projects. The Genealogy Today web site also provides a marketplace of unique family tree products and gifts.

Year after year, Genealogy Today has received recognition for its efforts in helping genealogists. In 2003, Genealogy Today was selected Site of the Year by Genealogical Journeys In Time, having been previously highlighted as a Pick of the Month in 2002. Family Tree Magazine named Genealogy Today to its Hall of Fame in 2003, after being one of a few sites selected for its annual Best Web Site Picks four consecutive years.

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