The new offering is not simply a database of names, dates, and places although you certainly will find much of that information in the new service. Instead, Gale Genealogy Connect is a huge collection of "how to" information of genealogical research along with source materials, many of which have not been available online before. Gale Genealogy Connect will serve as a complement to popular fact, date and people-based genealogy resources already on the market, not as a replacement.
Here is the announcement:
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 27, 2012 -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Gale Genealogy Connect, a new online tool for genealogical research. Focusing on the "how to" of genealogical research along with unique source materials, Gale Genealogy Connect serves as a complement to popular fact, date and people-based genealogy resources already on the market.
Sourced from the publications of Genealogical.com, parent company for Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company, Gale Genealogy Connect features over 550 reference works at release (formerly only available by print or CD-ROM) on a standalone ebook platform, with a goal of growing the collection to nearly 1,500 works. The content covers a wide range of topics such as genealogy research basics, genealogy methods and sources, colonial genealogy, immigration, royal and Native American ancestry. Gale Genealogy Connect serves both novice and advanced researchers – beginners will learn proper research methods and how to define and organize goals, while powerful search features help advanced researchers make connections among data to uncover a meaningful story behind their family tree.
"With Gale Genealogy Connect we are opening up a treasure chest of resources for current and future genealogists as this is the first time much of this information is available in an online, searchable database," said Gerald Sawchuk, publisher for public library solutions at Gale. "Instead of spending countless hours scouring a book for mention of a family name, users can quickly search across multiple information sources, making the research experience much more efficient and exciting."
Additional features of Gale Genealogy Connect include -
Content is divided into six convenient bundles, giving libraries a variety of purchase and subscription options to meet their needs.
- an engaging user interface with translation into 38 languages,
- unlimited and simultaneous 24/7 access,
- seamless cross-searching across all Gale Genealogy Connect collections,
- ability to print, save, email or share articles, and
- multi-page PDF viewing recreating the book experience.
For more information on Gale Genealogy Connect, please visit www.gale.cengage.com/genealogy.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.
Genealogical.com, parent of the Genealogical Publishing Company and its affiliate, Clearfield Company, is the leading publisher of books and CDs on genealogy and family history. Over a period of more than fifty years the GPC/Clearfield genealogy collection has grown to 2,000 titles featuring a wide range of topics such as genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, and county history. Genealogical.com's how-to books and manuals are the most respected in the field, and its hundreds of volumes of genealogy source records, in most cases, go all the way back to the colonial period of American history. Our genealogy books are authoritative and timeless, found in every library in the country with a genealogy and family history collection, and are widely respected by amateur and professional genealogy researchers alike.
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