Genealogy - Then and Now

St. Paul, Minnesota (PressExposure) April 12, 2008 -- Just a few years back, doing a family history research was really a back-breaking and very time-consuming task. In the early days, family history researchers had to search for information the hard way – the VERY hard way. For example, genealogists back then had to do travel extensively and do an actual visit to places where their ancestors lived and died before they could get any information.

In addition, family history researchers also endured visiting a lot of different public offices to access public records and get additional data about their ancestors. Most of the time, it required them to search through what-seems-to-be endless piles of dusty folders, rusty file cabinets and brittle public record pages.

Genealogy enthusiasts also frequented various cemeteries and got important dates by rubbing tombstones. Normally, they visited such places with a pencil and a few pieces of paper in hand.

Family Bibles were also valuable resources that turned up family history information. It was common practice for family members to write significant family information at the blank pages of the Bible such as names of family members, along with important dates (birth dates, death dates, wedding dates, etc). These Bibles, most of the time, were passed from generation to generation.

Other than that, family history researchers also tried to get information by writing letters to far-flung relatives.

Needless to say, all the above-mentioned methods generally took long days before a genealogist gets any pertinent information. Usually, genealogy information took a lifetime before it is completed.

Thankfully, people who are interested in searching family history information nowadays wouldn’t have to settle for these methods. With the invention of the computer (and the internet, in particular), family history information can now be accessed a lot easier than before. And because the government has made public records to be more accessible to the general public, the internet has a lot of county, state, and federal databases that could generate useful information for your research.

However, if you want to an even faster search, go visit With a powerful database of more than 2 billion US public records, is the only site you would need to visit when trying to search family history information. We have it all – from birth and death records, to marriage and divorce records, to other public documents such as phone records, address records, business records, criminal records, and many, many others.

Go use now and get that family tree filled up in no time!

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Press Release Submitted On: February 28, 2008 at 7:42 pm
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