"This partnership is a win-win proposition. One frequent request we get from our members is for help in starting their genealogy and family history. The training that GenClass provides will be a great help to those who want to learn more and expand their skills," said David Lifferth, President, FamilyLink.com, Inc. "We are happy to provide these two training courses for free to our members by a fast-growing leader in the genealogy field."
"We seek to work with people who are flexible, and look toward the future. We have been impressed with how WorldVitalRecords.com has partnered with a variety of organizations and companies to provide new resources, talent, and great products," said Schelly Talalay Dardashti, GenClass co-founder and instructor. "We like what we see at WorldVitalRecords.com, and think it is a good match for a partnership."
FamilyLink.com, Inc. and GenClass have been working together on this partnership over the past year. The initial success of this partnership has been overwhelming: All 400 openings for the first four free courses (June and July) were filled within five days.
"There are many genealogy courses out there in a variety of formats, but our operating model can be summed up as short-term, economical, information-packed courses with enthusiastic and passionate expert instructors," said Micha Reisel, GenClass co-founder, instructor, and administrator. "We recognize that people are busy, so we provide them with as much information as possible in the most practical way possible."
WorldVitalRecords.com members can begin registering on June 20, 2008 for August's free courses on genealogy basics. GenClass provides 23 additional for-fee genealogy courses taught by nine professional genealogists. See all courses— including Native American Genealogy, Eastern European Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, Brick Wall Research and more— at http://genclass.com.
"People are bombarded with so much information, but what they really need is direction on how to approach this passion for genealogy that they have developed," added Reisel. "We want to empower these individuals from the beginning with knowledge to assist them with their genealogy and family history. All of GenClass.com's offerings are designed to fulfill that need."