One of the greatest aspects of the RootsTech 2011 conference in Salt Lake City last week was the opportunity to interact and brainstorm with like-minded genealogists and fellow geneabloggers.
GeneaPress: Genealogy News You Can Use
One idea that emerged, thanks to Thomas MacEntee, was GeneaPress–a centralized Blog to streamline press releases from genealogy vendors and other organizations.
In the past I haven’t posted many press releases on this blog because so many of my colleagues do an excellent job of getting the word out, and I try to keep my blog focused on research and writing topics. But I think GeneaPress is an excellent idea.
The official statement from the site follows:
“GeneaPress is a communal effort by the genealogy and family history blogging community to manage the large number of press releases received from genealogy vendors and organizations. The goal is to create a repository where bloggers can link to the latest news about the genealogy industry.”
For the ground rules and more details, visit the GeneaPress site.
[Note: I am an invited blogger for GeneaPress. If you send a press release to me and it has not already been added to the site, I will post it there.]