Genealogy Today Launches Live Roots Meta Search Website

Posted by admin on Oct 13, 2008

Genealogy Today announced the release of a new website designed to help researchers locate genealogical data — both online and offline, and either digitized or in-print. Live Roots bridges the gaps between independent websites, large commercial repositories and printed materials yet to be digitized and published on the World Wide Web.

“I’ve always tried to stay informed about new resources; but with so many outlets, there hasn’t been a single place to search across different catalogs,” commented Illya D’Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. “Through Live Roots I’m partnering with major genealogy companies and many medium and smaller publishers to combine their respective catalogs into one repository.”

“The “live” part of the Live Roots concept lets your research continue even when the publication isn’t available online,” added Illya. “There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a resource that could hold the missing link in your tree, and then discovering that there aren’t any places online to access it.”

For many of the resources in its catalog, Live Roots captures names from their listings and aggregates the data into a searchable index. This makes it possible to locate names within resources, rather than just searching for keywords in titles and descriptions. This includes many of the resources that have yet to be digitized and/or transcribed online.

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