ACROSS MY DESK: Genealogy Today Database of Biographical Sketches
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2005
Genealogy Today Launches Free Database of Biographical Sketches
Genealogy Today (www.genealogytoday.com)
announced the availability of Biographical Sketches Online, a free service
offering researchers access to images of short biographies published in various
books by different groups and organizations.
"The amount of information in these sketches is incredible," explained
Illya D'Addezio, owner of Genealogy Today. "In many cases they were written
by the individual themselves, or at least they provided a good portion of the
Biographical Sketches Online, accessible from the Genealogy Today home page, is
a collection of images scanned from original materials owned by Genealogy Today.
The index is fully searchable and integrated into the main site search. Instead
of having to browse through pages of images, you can find out in seconds if any
possible ancestors are in the collection.
The database launched today with several hundred sketches from three different
books: History of Southwest Virginia and Washington County [VA]; 150 Years of
Lodge No. 43 Lancaster [PA] (1785-1935); and Fitchburg [MA] Past and Present.
Additional sources will be uploaded on a regular basis.
"In the past we have used these resources for individual research
projects," added Illya. "Now we're making them available for anyone
visiting our site -- all free of charge."
To access the Biographical Sketches Online database, visit the Genealogy Today
home page at http://www.genealogytoday.com
or go directly to the search page at http://genealogytoday.com/names/sketches/
Genealogy Today has been helping connect families since 1999 with its unique
collection of databases and search tools, original articles from experienced
genealogists, and directory of local genealogy. With more than 43,000 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 family tree products and gifts.
For Further Information Contact:Elaine Fraim, Media Coordinator (908) 963-1277.