Wednesday 19 September 2012

Genealogy in Time upgrade

From Genealogy in Time (

400 Million More Records

GenealogyInTime Magazine has added 400 million new records to their two free search engines. The Genealogy Search Engine (which covers ancestral records) now searches an additional 100 million more records, while the Family Tree Search Engine (which covers genealogy forums and online family trees) searches approximately 300 million more records. In total, the two search engines now cover 5.7 billion records across more than 1,000 different websites.

GenealogyInTime Magazine now gets over 40,000 queries per month for the two search engines. This makes them one of the most popular alternatives to FamilySearch for people wanting to look for free ancestral records. Significant holdings exist for the United States, Canada, England/Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with minor holdings for the Caribbean, South America and South Africa.

Some of the highlights of the latest addition to the Genealogy Search Engine include:
• 55 million new records for the United States and 6 million new records for Canada. These are primarily ancestral records held in digital archives of public libraries and universities across North America. Many of these new records are photographs.
• 23 million new records for England, Ireland and Scotland. These are primarily twentieth century obituaries.
• 14 million new records for Europe. These are primarily birth/marriage/death records from Central and Eastern Europe.
• 2 million more ship passenger records.

The underlying technology has also been improved:
• The search routines for both search engines have been strengthened to provide better results.
• The number of returned records for a search query has been increased from 8 pages to 10 pages.
• Results are delivered even faster than before.
Access to both search engines is free and the underlying records are also free.

Genealogy Search Engine
Family Tree Search Engine

GenealogyInTime Magazine also has a number of genealogy articles to help you with online searches.

(With thanks to Miles at Genealogy in Time)


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