November 18, 2002

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Genealogy Site Builds UK Exposure with Important Acquisition

Genealogy Today ( announced the acquisition of UK Genealogy, one of the leading genealogy starting points for British research. The site could be merged with the existing UK Edition at Genealogy Today, which includes the popular "Atlantic Crossings" column by Phil Westwood.

UK Genealogy at features mini-portals to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. For each country, the user finds links to national archives and libraries, societies, mailing lists, professional researchers, "look-up" exchanges and travel links. On the country pages, there is information about all individual counties, including their local offices, societies and mailing lists.

"Even if your family tree does not cover the U.K. today, it's quite probable you will eventually trace some of your roots back here," explained John Oyston, creator of the UK Genealogy site. "My site was developed in response to the need for overseas researchers to have an easy to follow starting point for their research. Combining our efforts with Genealogy Today further simplifies the process for them."

Visitors to the Genealogy Today web site will have instant access to the UK Genealogy resource pages directly from within the Meta-Search engine. In addition, the suite of newsletters at Genealogy Today will expand coverage of UK-related news.

"The UK Genealogy site greatly enhances our current coverage of British research issues," commented Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "This merger was driven by the expressed interest of our visitors in having access to additional UK materials. It has been a pleasure working with John to significantly improve the scope of our sites."

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