Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mocavo - A New Way to conduct Ancestral Research?


According to their website, Mocavo can help individuals 'Discover Billions of Ancestors & Automatic Family Research'. They state they are the first and largest genealogical search engine that researches over six billion names. In addition to being a great search engine just barely a year old, they are introducing tools to bring in more collaboration throughout the family history search.

Dick Eastman stated that "all his future genealogy searches will start on Mocavo.com." They find the sites that normally don't make it to the top of other search engines that are what genealogical research is all about. At this past RootsTech conference they introduced the following new tools:
  • Android application
  • Discovery Stream
  • Free storage
  • iPhone application
  • Shareability of records
These new tools combined with their search engine capabilities, Mocavo is fast becoming a primary resource for genealogists and family historians. Their goal is to be a one stop place for all the free genealogical content which will allow for greater success for researchers.

Their historical record storage and sharing platform allows for self-publlishing, digitizing, and shareability. Their press release dated 1 February 2012 goes into greater detail. With their mission focus of making family history records easily locateable and accessible will certainly be of great interest to any researcher.

Their Genealogy Search Widget allows individuals to add a widge to their website helping to grow their data through other's already created websites. One could easily locate new family that also have additional family information to share. This combined with the ability to save and share your family history makes for a great combination of genealogical data.

This is an exciting company with much to offer ancestral research as it continues to add more records and dcocuments, it is only going to become a greater research tool with even more too offer each and every day. They have a free version and a paid subscription version, each has its own unique benefits depending on the seriousness of an individuals searches.

They have a genealogy blog where great information is being shared in combination with tips on genealogy. The blog is connected to their website with Michael Leclerc writing great blog articles!


You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and they have an RSS feed to easily have their updates sent to you automatically.

Check them out at Mocavo.com and tomorrow we will discuss the Google Chrome Browser with the Ancestry Family Search Extension.

Comments and Suggestions are always welcomed!

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