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Website: http://www.genseek.com
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What is GenSeek 2 Replies

Started by Tamura Jones. Last reply by Tamura Jones Aug 12, 2009.

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Comment by Tamura Jones on August 19, 2009 at 7:30pm
Group now uses new official GenSeek logo.
Comment by Tamura Jones on August 10, 2009 at 10:12pm
Working link (I hope): GenSeek on Facebook
Comment by Tamura Jones on August 10, 2009 at 10:11pm
The wait is over!
I am tired from writing this scoop, so I'll just copy and paste what I tweeted a minute ago:

"#genealogy #news #FB BREAKING: @FamilyLink @GenSeek shows its new face: GenSeek for FaceBook http://bit.ly/GnSkFB

Read (or just skip to the links section) and enjoy.
Comment by Unknown Ancestor on July 19, 2009 at 11:08pm
FamilyLink is probably waiting partially on the final phase of the rollout of New FamilySearch (which I have posts about). The NFS beta started in early '07.

Am I the only one worried the the main FamilyLink team has no genealogists?
Comment by Deborah Ann (Dorscher) Anderson on July 19, 2009 at 10:30pm
I think this is the longest waiting time ever! It almost has become a joke. Does anyone have a clue when they are going to release this?
Comment by Unknown Ancestor on July 19, 2009 at 10:25pm
First impressions and wishes for GenSeek:

GenyWise’s sister GenSeek partners with the Family History Library, expecting its results could be increased “usability and exposure” for the library catalog, says FamilySearch.org, especially for beginners.

Non-genealogists (and genealogists who somehow have never encountered the FHLC) will someday discover the FHLC via Internet engines. FamilyLink via GenSeek intends to help users in the entire process from the selection of relevant records to the evaluation of information. This phenomenal task means FamilyLink will create sorted lists of sources.

Do you want the most recently acquired source? The FHLC has never indicated which sources were added since a prior catalog issue. To see what is new from the 200 LDS microfilming cameras and FHL purchases could be available at a glance in an improved catalog.

Do you want to search what is most popular? Perhaps the masses will point you to the proper source. Many researchers, however, seek what they want and not what they need. For example, one may ask for a map when the best answer is in a gazetteer.
How do you choose the source that is most relevant?
Comment by Dae Powell on July 13, 2009 at 8:49am
An enterprising endeavor, to be sure. Count me in; I'd like to help.
Happy Dae·
Comment by tami osmer glatz on July 13, 2009 at 8:09am
can't help but repeat myself... very exciting!
Comment by Tamura Jones on July 13, 2009 at 7:51am
I think that when GenSeek links to a source repository, it is up to that repository to provide ready-made citations?

It is my impression that FamilyLink wants GenSeek to be the a kind of meta-library index, not unlike a meta-search engine.
I expect the biggest challenge in creating a meta-library to be connecting to and/or scraping from other libraries; dealing with all the different formats used.
I do not hold it impossible that FamilyLink underestimated that task, but my vote is to release what there is already :-)
Comment by tami osmer glatz on July 13, 2009 at 7:34am
very exciting. might gen seek be implementing the proper source citation capabilities that Mark Tucker has been talking about?
 

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