05 May 2011

Mocavo.com Launches as World’s Largest Free Genealogy Search Engine

Back in March a new “Genealogy-focused” search engine, Mocavo, was unveiled.

At the time of its initial release, people either gave it a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down.” I will admit to being less-than-impressed with my initial forays with it and so was part of the latter group.  As a result of that, I delayed letting NGS members know about it.  I wanted to allow some time for it to mature a bit more and expand the underlying pool of web-based genealogical resources.  A major expansion recently occurred suggesting that it was now the time to let you all know about it.

As genealogists, we know that it only takes “one” great find to make a tool successful.  It seems that some people have made that “great find” using Mocavo; maybe you too will have success!

What is so special about Mocavo.com?  Essentially it is a search engine that only looks at genealogy-related web sites.  Currently, when you do say a Google search, you are searching essentially “all” of the web. Because of that, as we all know, you get a lot of entries that have nothing to do with genealogy or your family!

By having a search engine dedicated to just genealogy web sites, this eliminates a lot of the garbage sites that come up in our internet searches.

I suggest that you go give it a try for your family!  And, if you make a great find, please post a comment here or on FB and let us know!

To learn more about Mocavo, consider reading these pieces by:
·        Dick Eastman, EOGN, http://goo.gl/fhAm8 and at http://goo.gl/V1H00
·        Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings, http://tinyurl.com/mocavo1
·        Leland Meitzler, GenealogyBlog, http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10774

Update (4 July 2011) -- Upload your family tree today and be part of the revolution in automated tree search results. In the next few weeks, we'll launch a feature that will scan your tree for great results all across the Web. We'll email these results to you automatically daily or weekly (your choice). When you upload your tree, we keep it private and completely safe, unless you choose to publish it.

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