Geneapro.com has launched a new free website designed to bring together experienced genealogy researchers with people looking for accurate historical ancestral records and information. You won't find any genealogy records on the site. Instead, you will find contact information for people who are willing to find the information for you. Most of these researchers do charge fees for their efforts.
The following press release was written by Lisa Kenefick, owner of Geneapro.com:
Geneapro.com has launched a new website designed to bring together experienced genealogy researchers with people looking for accurate historical ancestral records and information.
Historically, it has been very difficult to find records from previous centuries and remote locations. While the internet has made this task much easier for those who know where to look, the general population is generally at a loss as to where to even start. Finding resource sites can be a challenge and many of those sites are costly and yet can lead to dead ends. Geneapro.com experts have many years of experience working with a large number of resources and have the knowledge to provide quick and timely results. Membership is free both for experts and those seeking lookups.
Geneapro.com founder Lisa Kenefick started the website to change the process of searching for ancestors and the costs associated with it. “Many years ago I happened upon the LDS Family Search website after years of searching subscription-only websites for my ancestors. It was a revelation; as a beginner I did not know it existed. The information is out there already, these records were not created specifically for the websites that charge membership.”
As a former Investigative Genealogist Ancestry.com Expert, Kenefick found herself relying on direct resources; the new website is designed to put together a large index of these resources that are easy to access. Genealogists, historical societies, and genealogical societies, in addition to individual genealogists, can join geneapro.com and make their services available to the general public. There is no charge to join geneapro.com either for those providing or seeking information.
Records that are not digitally archived can also be found by posting a “Lookup” on Geneapro. Professional genealogist listings, lookup service providers and thousands of direct links to digitized archives and published databases are free. Ms. Kenefick’s mission is to build one of the world’s largest directory of genealogical resources and providers.
To learn more about Geneapro visit http://geneapro.com or contact Lisa Kenefick directly via email info(at)geneapro(dot)com or Twitter @geneapro.