Tuesday, May 12, 2009

LiveRoots.com: saving time for online researchers

As we set up booths in the NGS 2009 Conference exhibit hall Tuesday, who should stop by to check in but my SL (Second Life) friend Constantine, who in RL (Real Life) is the mastermind behind GenealogyToday.com and LiveRoots.com. In fact, we had dinner together earlier this evening at an Irish pub here in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photos to follow.)

Illya has been making life easier for online genealogists by providing a centralized spot (LiveRoots) for searching other genealogy websites -- with a search engine that often works better than the search engines provided at those other genealogy sites.

OK... how does this work?

Basically you search for an ancestor by name at LiveRoots. Then instead of clicking all over the internet in search of your ancestors, you let the LiveRoots search engine do the work for you. Then work through the resulting hit list to find your ancestor. LiveRoots is available:
  • at www.liveroots.com
  • in Second Life as a HUD, making it easy to copy/paste your results to the SL screen when talking with other genealogists.
  • as a Facebook application
  • as a Google application
Most recently Illya added the Family History Library Catalog to the search at LiveRoots. Way to go, Illya.

Visit him in booth #110 at the Raleigh Convention Center the 13-16 May 2009. Tell him Ol' Myrt sent ya.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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