Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mocavo: Genealogy Search Engine

(NSGS News Editor: Below is an article that was recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. The article contains information regarding Mocavo that may be of interest to NSGS Members. Mocavo < http://mocavo.com/ > is a genealogy search engine that has been discussed, with interest from Members, at NSGS meetings. Links are provided to allow access to the complete article.)

The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. (Accessed 4 October 2011)

Mocavo Raises $1 Million To Build Its Genealogy Search Engine

I have written before about Mocavo, the genealogy search engine. (You can read my previous articles about Mocavo if you start at http://goo.gl/rtuuI.) Mocavo is a unique and valuable service for genealogists. Now the start-up has received a $1 million round of financing.

Founder Cliff Shaw says that Mocavo is setting out to make genealogy “open, social, and automated”. He explains that while there are existing services that use proprietary data sources, few take advantage of the abundance of information that’s freely available on the web — information that Google often passes over, because genealogical information is neither fresh nor popular (he says Google only indexes less than 5% of this content).
You can read more about Mocavo's new financing in an article by Jason Kincaid in the TechCrunch web site at http://goo.gl/gNLUd

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