The Encyclopedia of Genealogy now has an all-new "look and feel" as well as an updated set of menus. The result should be a bit easier to use. The basic functionality of the Encyclopedia remains unchanged.
The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is a free-content encyclopedia created by its readers, people like you. It is loosely modeled on the Wikipedia example. I created the "shell" of the Encyclopedia and I then "seeded" it by creating a few pages of information myself. However, most of the pages are the contributions of people like yourself: someone with a bit of expertise on a particular subject who would like to share that knowledge with others.
The Encyclopedia of Genealogy serves as a compendium of genealogical tools and techniques. It provides reference information about everything in genealogy except people. Look to the Encyclopedia of Genealogy to provide explanations on how to look up your family tree and definitions of terms found in genealogy research, including obsolete medical and legal terms. It describes locations where records may be found. It also will describe how to research Italian, German, Polish, French-Canadian, Jewish, Afro-American, Indian, and other ancestors. In short, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy will serve as your standard genealogy reference manual.
If you see anything in this encyclopedia that is incorrect, YOU can change it! If you see anything that is incomplete, YOU can add to it! If you note anything that is missing, YOU can add it! This encyclopedia will succeed because people like you contribute nuggets of information. When enough "nuggets" are added, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy will become a gold mine.
NOTE: This encyclopedia is not a place to find all the ancestors of John Doe or all the descendants of John and Mary Smith. The World Wide Web already has many online message boards and databases that perform that function well. Instead, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy serves as a clearinghouse of genealogy techniques: where to find records, how to organize the data found, what the terminology means and how to plan your next research effort.
The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is available to everyone, free of charge. Everyone can also contribute information, again free of charge.
The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is available at http://www.eogen.com.