Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Free Family History PhoneBook

Have you ever wondered how to contact another genealogy researcher in another location, a genealogy software or database company when you don't have Internet access? Wonder no more - a Family History PhoneBook is on the way.

I received this email from Holly T. Hansen of the My Ancestors Found web site and blog (www.myancestorsfound.com).


My Ancestors Found is compiling the Family History Phonebook, a unique reference tool to help researchers find you and to help you let them know all about your products and services. The Family History Phonebook will be offered as a Free download via our website www.MyAncestorsFound.com and distributed to thousands of attendees at our Family History Expos.

We are sure you would like to be listed in the 1st edition of the Family History Phonebook to be released later this year. Be sure your contact information is reflected correctly and take advantage of the opportunity to advertise in the first edition. Send in your information by: June 1, 2008.

Please fill in the address fields below and return immediately by email for correct information to be included with your Free Basic Listing.

Business / Organization Name as you would like it listed:

Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone Toll Free 800
Address 1 ~ Mailing
City, County, State, Zip
Address 2 ~ Physical (enter only if different than mailing address)
City, County, State, Zip

Email to: FamilyHistoryPhonebook@MyAncestorsFound.com

Take the opportunity now to advertise in the Family History Phonebook to reach people everywhere. Advertisers are listed in multiple ways throughout the phonebook so that when searches are carried out by users they have more chances to be found.

Advertising rates are affordable even for the modest budget.

** Free ~ Basic Listing includes contact information only.

** $25.00 ~ Premium Listing ~ get your name in bold, 3 keyword links, and a hotlink to your website.

** $50.00 ~ Full Marketplace Ad ~ includes Basic Premium Listing and a full color graphical ad created by you. (336 x 280 pixels)

With Premium Listing or Full Marketplace Ad you can purchase additional Keyword Advertising.

** $ 2.50 ea. ~ Keyword Advertising ~ connect with customers looking for you.

.........* Basic Keyword ~ (i.e. Archive, City Directory, Maps, Media, Researcher. . .)

.........* Geographic Keyword ~ (i.e. USA, New York City, Scotland, Alabama. . .)

.........* Research Keyword ~ (i.e. 18th Century, Colonial, Genetics, Military. . .)

Multiple words are allowed as a Keyword such as “Salt Lake City”, but no phrases.


Note that you have to email the basic information to My Ancestors Found. For the advertising, you have to go to the My Ancestors Found web site, click on the Family History Phonebook link and pay for the listing you want, and then provide the information to them.

This is a pretty good idea - for professionals, amateurs, societies, and companies involved in genealogy.

Passing it out for free via download or to attendees at My Ancestors Found conferences is a great idea. They could also bundle it on the CD-ROMs of the conference syllabus.

No comments: