I just arrived in Utah where I will be attending the Computerized Genealogy Conference to be held on March 16 and 17 at Brigham Young University. One of the first e-mail messages I received on my cell phone after getting off the plane was the announcement of what is promised to be a major new genealogy program with a twist: it is web-based. I expect to see this demonstrated in a few days and expect to write about it. Until then, all I have is the announcement, written by Family Pursuit:
PROVO, Utah-March 13, 2007 - Family Pursuit, the first web-based genealogy management system to offer true collaboration tools, organized research utilities, and complete back and forth revision changes, will unveil their online data management system to attendees at the 2007 Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference March 16th and 17th in Provo, UT, at the Harman Continuing Education Building on the BYU campus.
As the first online service to offer a true collaborative platform, many leading genealogists have already started talking about the impact of Family Pursuit in their industry.
"This type of genealogy research and data management is truly the wave of the future. The ability for extended family to organize and share family history research online will permanently change the way things are done," said professional genealogist Mary E. V. Hill. "The ability to collaborate at this level is not being met in any other program or online service. Family Pursuit allows all in the extended family to take an active part."
Conference attendees interested in being a part of the beta test can visit Family Pursuit's booth in room 2277 for a demonstration from company co-founder Mike Martineau. Family Pursuit will also be hosting a lab titled, "How Family Pursuit enables your family to coordinate research efforts," on Friday evening at 6:15 pm in room 2265. For more information visit www.familypursuit.net.
About Family Pursuit
Started in 2004, Family Pursuit, a Provo, Utah company, provides web-based applications to accelerate family history work by providing a framework for genealogy researchers to work together in their efforts and to easily share their ideas, theories, research and conclusions. Family Pursuit enables genealogy enthusiasts to involve family members who have never engaged in family history work, bringing families together in sharing the rewarding experience of researching, exploring, and creating a personal understanding of their heritage. Visit www.familypursuit.net for more information.