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Mocavo Unveils New Products and Genealogy Content at RootsTech

BOULDER, Colo., Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
Mocavo, the world’s largest free genealogy search engine, today
announced several new product capabilities and content additions that
will be demonstrated at this week’s RootsTech Family History and
Technology conference in Salt Lake City. New product capabilities
include: free storage and sharing for historical records, iPhone and
Android applications, and the new Discovery Stream.

“With these new features, Mocavo has evolved into a primary resource for
genealogists and family historians to research and share their stories,”
said Cliff Shaw, CEO of Mocavo. “Our goal is to host all of the world’s
free genealogy content, to make new discoveries an everyday occurrence
and to put more research tools into the hands of family historians.”

Curt Witcher of the Allen County Public Library, one of the largest
genealogy libraries in the world, said, “The Allen County Public Library
is thrilled to have our digitized Genealogy Center materials at Mocavo.
For 21st century genealogists, it’s all about the experience–and Mocavo
provides a fresh, exciting search experience that returns remarkable
numbers of relevant results. And it’s only going to get better from

Historical Record Storage and Sharing Platform

For the first time ever, genealogists have a platform to self-publish
high-resolution documents that are automatically digitized using OCR and
made searchable — all for free. Mocavo users will be able to upload
historical records like photos, books and documents to their accounts.
Records can be uploaded several different ways: via a Web browser,
Mocavo’s new smartphone apps, by email, or through the popular Dropbox
service. Mocavo users retain full ownership of their records, can delete
them at any time, and control whether or not their records are shared
with the public.

iPhone and Android Apps

Mocavo’s new iPhone and Android smartphone applications enable users to
take pictures of historical records, photographs — even entire books —
and have them automatically uploaded to Mocavo’s historical record
storage and sharing service. Users can also perform Mocavo searches and
access their Mocavo accounts through the smartphone apps. Mocavo’s apps
are in the process of being approved and will soon be available for
download; demonstrations are available at RootsTech. Mocavo expects the
apps to be available for download within the next 30 days.

Discovery Stream

In addition to creating a powerful search engine for family history,
Mocavo wants to connect and empower the social discoveries made by
genealogists every day. The stream will deliver a constant source of new
user-generated content in a fashion similar to the Facebook newsfeed or
Pinterest. Whether users are uploading family trees and documents, or
finding positive matches on the search engine, Mocavo wants to bring
these interactions to light and begin a truly social moment for

New Content Additions

In addition to these important new capabilities, Mocavo announced three
new additions that will add important family history collections to its
vast index. New collections include the Allen County Public Library’s
Internet Archive records, the US Social Security Administration’s Social
Security Death Index, and the World Family Tree developed by the popular
Geni family tree service.

“Our mission is to find the world’s family history records and make them
easily accessible to the growing legions of genealogists and family
historians,” said Shaw. “The Allen County Public Library data, SSDI, and
Geni are only the beginning — we want to work with every genealogy
content creator, be they big or small, to help them bring their content
online and make it searchable for free.”

Visit Mocavo at the RootsTech Conference in Booth 440 in Salt Lake City
February 2-4.

About Mocavo

Mocavo operates the world’s largest free genealogy search and seeks to
index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information.
While discovers new sites every day, some of the existing
sites searchable on include genealogy message boards, state
and local historical societies, the Library of Congress, National
Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, the Internet Archive, various U.S.
state archives, and thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals.

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SOURCE: Mocavo

        Ryan Hunter 

Copyright Business Wire 2012


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