PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Subheadline of release should read: Partnership provides 1.3 million maps and 100 million names on FamilyLink (sted Partnership provides 1.3 million maps and 100 billion names on FamilyLink).
The release reads:
FAMILYLINK PARTNERS WITH HISTORIC MAP WORKS TO PROVIDE WORLD’S LARGEST HISTORICAL MAP COLLECTION
Partnership provides 1.3 million maps and 100 million names on FamilyLink
FamilyLink (www.familylink.com) announced today that it has partnered with Historic Map Works to add more than 1.3 million maps and 100 billion names to its growing collections.
“We own the world’s largest collection of historic cadastral and land ownership maps,” said Charles Carpenter, Sr., Owner, Historic Map Works. “Through our partnership, FamilyLink users will be able to find the homes and properties for many generations of their ancestors through our more than 2 million historic maps.”
The partnership will provide access to more than 2 million images that span several hundred years of American urban and rural development. Users can trace the histories of their homes, farms, suburbs, cities, and businesses using modern street addresses, GPS coordinates or town names and can overlay old maps on top of current maps (or Google maps) to see exactly where their ancestors lived.
“We’re serious about providing users with the best genealogical experience they can possibly have,” said Paul Allen, CEO of FamilyLink. “We’ve partnered with 45 content providers in 35 countries to grow our database from 1.3 billion names to 3.6 billion with a goal of reaching five billion names by the end of the year.”
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FamilyLink helps people find and connect with their living relatives and discover their family history. Millions of people have built family trees on our Facebook application and on FamilyLink.com. FamilyLink is a top 500 website with more than 6 million monthly users. We have had the top family application on Facebook since 2007 and will soon introduce family apps for mobile devices. FamilyLink Plus members can search billion of names to find relatives and ancestors in newspapers, yearbooks, photographs, census indexes, and other historical records.
About Historic Map Works
Based in Westbrook, Maine, Historic Map Works, LLC is an Internet company formed to create a historic digital map database of North America and the world. Drawing on the largest physical collection of American property atlases of its type, Historic Map Works aims to be the single best online destination for map enthusiasts and researchers alike.