Sunday, May 09, 2010 – Now, Family History Enthusiasts Have a Dedicated Site to Rank and Read Favorite Articles from Genealogy Web Sites and Blogs

The following is from OneGreatFamily/

April 26, 2010, Springville is a new genealogy bookmarking site for genealogists and hobbyists to share blog posts, articles, news and other information with each other.  Launching today, the site has a similar purpose as the popular online news site “Digg,” but it is focused exclusively on family history and genealogy.  As the site grows in popularity and more people contribute articles, will become an increasingly valuable resource for locating online information about genealogy.  The site is entirely free for users.

Two Functions of Submit Articles for Others’ Benefit and Read Articles Deemed Helpful

Articles are published at by members of the “GenealoGee” community who read a useful article and “Submit” it to the site for others to see.   At launch time, the content also comes in through RSS feeds of top-rated genealogy blogs.  As articles are submitted, users see them and vote for the stories they like best.  Stories with the most votes are moved from “Upcoming News” to “Published News” on the home page.

To read the posts that are popular in the genealogy world, visit the home page to see the stories with the most votes.  However, all submitted articles are categorized as well.  If you’re looking for Genealogy News, Help for Beginners, Genealogy Blog posts, information about Conferences, or other topics, select your desired Category from the home page to read relevant information.

To find other genealogy enthusiasts and discuss a specific area of interest, visit the Groups page and select your desired topic, or create your own.

Why Build
There are thousands of blogs and web sites dedicated to genealogy.  The sheer volume can be overwhelming for most people. simplifies the process of finding helpful articles.  When you visit the site, you can read what you choose: scan the top-ranking articles (as voted on by other genealogy enthusiasts), or read all the current news. also helps readers find blogs with relevant information.  At, you’ll see a snapshot of each article.  To read the full content, link to the story itself.  You’ll then be able to navigate through the writer’s own site and see other information they’ve published. 

About the Developer, was founded in 1999 by Alan Eaton.  The company is focused on providing valuable internet services to all genealogy enthusiasts.  The company’s flagship site,, is focused on matching and merging all of the separate family trees created by genealogists into one single unified worldwide family tree.  This single family tree removes all duplication while maintaining all differences in conclusions that genealogists draw from the research evidence.  Today more than 214,000,000 individuals have been submitted in family trees to

The company also publishes, an entirely separate web site for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Users of that site can tap into the New FamilySearch database maintained by the LDS Church in order to quickly and easily identify ancestors needing temple work. is privately held, based in Springville, Utah and has approximately 35 employees. 

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