Tuesday, February 13, 2007

ACROSS MY DESK: NGS 1 year - 1 Million Names

NOTE: The following official press release was received from Gayathri Gopiram. All inquiries should be addressed to: ggopiram@ngsgenealogy.org

Press Release - National Genealogical Society: One Year--One Million Names Online!

National Genealogical Society: One Year--One Million Names Online!

Arlington, VA--12 February 2007

Just under a year since the first Member Ancestry Chart (MAC) became available to members on its website http://www.ngsgenealogy.org the National Genealogical Society (NGS) today uploaded the millionth ancestral name from its MAC collection. All of the names are searchable, including separate entries for women's maiden and married surnames.

After a decade of dedicated work by over 100 NGS volunteers, the entire MAC collection is being made available to members online, using a database designed by NGS member Linda Gouaze and an excellent online software application designed completely in-house by Gayathri Gopiram, NGS' Information Technology Specialist. The MAC collection is joining the Family Bible Records collection and the National Intelligencer abstracts in the rapidly expanding Members-Only section of the NGS website, http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

For more information, please visit the NGS website at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

Gayathri Gopiram
Information Technology Specialist and Learning Center Director
3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: 703-525-0050 Ext-221
Fax: 703-525-0052
Email: gopiram@ngsgenealogy.org
NGS Website:
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

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