The following announcement was written by Tpstry.com and GenealogyFreelancers.com:
Family history research projects on GenealogyFreelancers.com get a boost by using Tpstry.com to gather information.
Grand Rapids, MI and Nashville, TN - March 24, 2011
GenealogyFreelancers.com, which connects people seeking family history research with professional genealogists, and Tpstry.com, a website taking a unique approach to gathering family memories, announced today their partnership to make researching family history easier.
“One of the hardest steps for professional genealogists doing research projects is gathering all known information about a family at the beginning of the project,” says Deborah Irwin, CEO of IRBO, Inc., GenealogyFreelancers.com’s parent company. “Tpstry’s unique approach to gathering family memories provides a quick, easy way to gather all known family information in one place.”
While Tpstry.com’s main focus is to collect stories behind family memories, it also collects basic family history information such as names, parentage, birth dates, death dates and marriages. To assist researchers, Tpstry will soon be rolling out the ability to export family information as a GEDCOM file—a standard file format which allows different genealogy software programs to talk to one another. This basic family information gives researchers at GenealogyFreelancers.com a head start when investigating a family’s past.
“Tpstry uses family members and relatives as sources to answer family history questions,” says Matt Johnston, Founder and President of Tpstry. “If a question goes back a few generations, relatives often don’t know the answers. This is where a professional researcher, such as those found at GenealogyFreelancers.com, is very valuable.”
Users seeking help with a family research project can post a project prospectus at http://www.genealogyfreelancers.com and start entering known family information at http://www.tpstry.com for free.