Mocavo.com: A New Genealogy Search Engine Launched

  @ibtimes on March 16 2011 8:41 AM

Mocavo Inc. has launched the the world’s largest free genealogy search engine - Mocavo.com - enabling instant search results for billions of names, dates and places worldwide.

The company said it expects Mocavo.com to become the go-to search engine for every family history enthusiast and the search engine will shortly offer all of the web’s free genealogy information, searchable and accessible to all – something that has never been done before.

Genealogy has always had the problem of information and potential clues being spread across thousands of disparate web sites and sources, said Cliff Shaw, founder and CEO of Mocavo Inc. Imagine a world where you have all of the Web’s free genealogy content at your fingertips within seconds. That is Mocavo.com.

Mocavo.com has the capacity to index every single piece of free genealogy content found anywhere on the web, and will be growing by leaps and bounds in the coming months, said Shaw.

Visitors to www.mocavo.com are simply required to type in the names of interest and click on Search. While Mocavo.com discovers new sites every day, some of the existing sites searchable on Mocavo.com include genealogy message boards, family trees, 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 many tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals. Similar to other search engines, Mocavo.com honors site owners by linking directly to their content.

Dick Eastman, writer of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter and a top blogger in the field, says, All my future genealogy searches will start on Mocavo.com. I've been using the site for a while during its testing and have been very impressed. I suspect you will always have better luck searching for your own surnames of interest on Mocavo.com than on any other search engine.

Mocavo Inc. is backed by prominent angel investor, David Cohen, founder and CEO of TechStars.

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