The following announcement was written by the folks at RootsBid:
RootsBid, a new family history research website, is now certified by FamilySearch and listed in the FamilySearch App Gallery.
American Fork, Utah – June 04, 2015 – RootsBid today announces certification for RootsBid.com on FamilySearch, the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. As part of the partnership, the RootsBid web application is featured prominently on FamilySearch’s App Gallery: a place to find, connect, organize, and explore your family.
“We are thrilled to be certified by FamilySearch.org as an approved application to help their user base with the genealogy research and records,” said Steven Pedersen, co-founder of RootsBid.
With RootsBid anyone can request or bid on family history projects around the world. This site is for people who are looking for help with their genealogy and also for those who are able to help others with their family history. RootsBid is especially effective for finding people who can perform family history projects in locations that are difficult to access for the requestor. Using RootsBid, they can now find genealogy experts and others who can complete family history tasks on their behalf all over the world.
“With the addition of the partnership with FamilySearch, RootsBid is better positioned to serve everyone from the expert genealogist to the hobbyist,” said Pedersen.
The website already shows three five-star reviews in the FamilySearch App Gallery, including this one: “I am so happy to see this new platform that will allow us to do family history more easily! I went on the site and within a few minutes my 14 year-old daughter was easily able to post projects that we need help with in our genealogy. The website is easy to use, has a great design and most importantly will allow me to get help from people around the world for whatever price I want. This is amazing!”
See https://familysearch.org/apps/ to find the RootsBid link on FamilySearch.
RootsBid solves an enormous problem in family history research, where so much research can be accomplished in an ancestor’s homeland, but that homeland is inaccessible. Hiring local Certified Genealogists is not always possible, or reasonable within a limited budget. Many research tasks can be done by professionals and non-professionals alike, both of which are found on RootsBid.
The RootsBid community can help people to achieve breakthroughs in their family history research, by efficiently and cost-effectively helping people connect with their ancestors in ways that are more meaningful.
RootsBid is free to register. The only cost involved is if you negotiate a price with someone who is bidding on your project. The payment is processed only after they have completed the work that you negotiated with them.