"I think WorldVitalRecords.com is a wonderfully unique resource to the genealogy community. This is definitely a win-win partnership, as well as a great opportunity," said Nathan Zipfel, Chairperson, WorldGenWeb. "We have been very limited in what we can do using our current servers. For example, we have not been able to take advantage of some new technology tools, such as a content management system and bulletin boards. Partnering with FamilyLink.com will give us access to these resources."
As part of the partnership, FamilyLink.com, Inc.will host the WorldGenWeb project on its servers. In return, the content on the WorldGenWeb project will be indexed and made available online for free at WorldVitalRecords.com.
"We are very supportive of WorldGenWeb's objectives and volunteer efforts. FamilyLink.com is happy to provide the necessary resources and support to allow WorldGenWeb to continue providing top quality online information free of charge to their many world wide users," said David Lifferth, President, FamilyLink.com, Inc.
The WorldGenWeb Project was created in 1997 and serves as a great starting point for individuals beginning their genealogy and family history. The WorldGenWeb project consists of volunteers from all over the world who have created user-friendly Websites that individuals can research to learn more about specific parts of the world, as well as their ancestors. Essentially, individuals can receive free research guidance from genealogists on a global scale.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the WorldGenWeb Project can contact the country or regional coordinator of their area of interest to see which country/parish or states are available.