Thursday, February 17, 2011

GeneaPress: Genealogy News You Can Use

One of the greatest aspects of the RootsTech 2011 conference in Salt Lake City last week was the opportunity to interact and brainstorm with like-minded genealogists and fellow geneabloggers.

One idea that emerged, thanks to Thomas MacEntee, was GeneaPress--a centralized Blog to streamline press releases from genealogy vendors and other organizations.

In the past I haven't posted many press releases on this blog because so many of my colleagues do an excellent job of getting the word out, and I try to keep my blog focused on research and writing topics. But I think GeneaPress is an excellent idea.

The official statement from the site follows:

"GeneaPress is a communal effort by the genealogy and family history blogging community to manage the large number of press releases received from genealogy vendors and organizations. The goal is to create a repository where bloggers can link to the latest news about the genealogy industry."

For the ground rules and more details, visit the GeneaPress site.

[Note: I am an invited blogger for GeneaPress. If you send a press release to me and it has not already been added to the site, I will post it there.]


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