"We are delighted now to be part of WorldVitalRecords.com's new international focus. The benefits we see are many," said Alan Phillips, Managing Director, Archive CD Books Australia and Gould Genealogy. "For us, it is a great way to market our content online. For WorldVitalRecords.com, it is an opportunity to provide more significant Australian content than from any other single source. For Australian content owners, WorldVitalRecords.com is a great avenue to get their data online. For libraries, it brings joy to those who have no love of CDs. For ‘Down Under' researchers, it provides the best Australian and New Zealand content online. For end users overseas with Australian and New Zealand interests, at last they can have some great accessible content."
Initially Archive CD Books Australia will provide WorldVitalRecords.com with half of the Archive CD Books Australia product list, which includes:
2. electoral rolls
3. government gazettes
4. police gazettes
5. war records
6. biographical volumes
7. general, church and regional histories and records
8. a starter selection for New Zealand
9. a few products on the Pacific Islands, Britain and Scotland
This initial data launch from Archive CD Books Australia will be followed during the year by data from Gould Genealogy, which will include birth, marriage, and death notices, shipping records, biographical databases, cemetery records, and obituaries.
"We are excited to partner with Archive CD Books Australia and Gould Genealogy. From our first conversation with Alan Phillips, we knew we found a great partner to collaborate with to develop a significant offering of Australian records," said Yvette Arts, Director, Content Acquisition, FamilyLink.com, Inc.
The content databases provided by Archive CD Books Australia and Gould Genealogy comprise WorldVitalRecords.com's first major collections from Australia.
"A WorldVitalRecords.com subscription is a superb value for researchers everywhere, not just to Australians and New Zealanders," Phillips said. "I am confident that WorldVitalRecords.com can become the number one site for quality, high value Australian and New Zealand content online. I trust our contribution will be beneficial to all."