I have only looked at this new site briefly and have not yet formed an opinion as to its value. However, I must say that I like the idea and I hope it works out well.
Irbo Inc. is a company with a web site at www.GenealogyFreelancers.com that connects you to a genealogist, researcher, translator and other genealogy specialists in any country of your ancestral roots. These pros are all freelancers, not employees of Genealogy Freelancers. The pros can bid on work projects submitted by anyone and everyone.
For more details, you can visit the site at http://www.GenealogyFreelancers.com as well as read the following announcement written by Irbo Inc.:
GREELEY, Colo. -- Irbo Inc., a company dedicated to preserving the high standards of the genealogical community, today announced that they have combined the interest of this enormous industry with the community of those who see genealogy as a profession of ethics and honor. Unlike other bid format sites that help to sell physical wares, GenealogyFreelancers.com, a reverse auction entity, has implemented a method to screen those specialists that have a confirmed background in the field or who have educational experience in the field.
"The challenge for us was to bring research and other genealogy specialties to the global market without injuring the standards of the specialists who believe in what they're doing," said Deborah Irwin, a professional genealogist herself and a founding member of Irbo Inc. "The professionals have worked diligently to gain a sound reputation by adhering to set principles and ethics and we respect 100% these standards. In turn we wanted to bring those who desire their family history the option of an affordable method in which to have this history investigated both domestically and around the world."
The system is designed for the specialist who may need to add a case to their schedule or a history graduate seeking to get their feet wet. It also serves the seeker who would like to trace their family lines. "It's a win-win situation," states Ms. Irwin.
GenealogyFreelancers.com specialties include research, village photography, translations, publishing, calligraphy, live relations search, charts and most other facets of genealogy.