Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1, 5-10 year possibilities (Part C) - Mega-Search sites

DearREADERS,
My friend Lisa Alzo queried Ol’ Myrt and a number of other genealogy writers for input about trends we see coming down the pike in the world of genealogy. She plans to work the feedback we provided into an article for Family Chronicle magazine. However, her request did not preclude the cross posting of my thoughts on the subject here in my blog over the next few days. I look forward to reading what my colleagues think the future holds for family historians when Lisa’s article goes to press.

In response to What Sources (databases, technologies, etc.) or trends you think will be “hot” in the coming year, Ol’ Myrt continued by noting:

MEGA-SEARCH SITES
LiveRoots.com and MyHeritage.com are two of an emerging group of websites providing a single data input form that searches multiple database websites in one fell swoop. Such services save a researcher the effort of visiting ten different sites, and typing in the request again and again only to have to repeat it each week or so, as new content is added.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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