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in online genealogy is mushrooming. Almost everyone seems fascinated in
learning more about his or her family ancestry. Web sites such as Ancestry.com,
Genealogy.com, and SierraHome.com
offer resources to help you search for your ancestors. Ancestry.com and
Genealogy.com each have databases of approximately 500 million names.
Another useful genealogy research site is FamilySearch.org
run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Ancestry.com and SierraHome.com offer free access to the Social Security
Death Index. Using the SSDI database, you can search some 50 million
names of people with social security cards who have died since the
mid-1960s. My high school reunion committee, for example, used the SSDI
database to learn that nine of our classmates have died.
exciting as it is to learn about your ancestors, there are now resources
available on the Internet to help you record and preserve your own
family heritage and history. One of the best and most comprehensive of
these resources is FamilyRealm.com,
a local company headquartered right here in the Delaware Valley.
of Media uses the phrase "proactive genealogy" to describe its
flagship product, "The Online Family Heirloom." With this
product, anyone can easily create a living legacy that can be passed
down from generation to generation.
Freda, president and founder of FamilyRealm.com, says FamilyRealm.com is
really about a different kind of estate planning. While the traditional
estate planning industry in the United States is a billion dollar plus
industry that focuses on passing money and property along to heirs,
FamilyRealm.com, says Freda, "passes along hearts, minds, and
images to heirs." This point rings true because when we hear
television interviews with survivors of natural disasters, a common
thread is that family photos and letters are the possessions that are
most important to survivors.
to founding FamilyRealm.com, Freda founded and built Vector Marketing
Corporation, a direct selling company, into a hugely successful 100
million dollar a year company. Capitalizing on his strengths in the
direct selling industry, he launched FamilyRealm.com as a unique company
that blends the Internet with person-to-person selling.
Don Freda is dedicated to building FamilyRealm.com into a billion dollar
corporation, he is a consummate family man. He launched FamilyRealm.com
"to promote family values and to highlight the value of the family.
We're not about how far technology can take us. FamilyRealm.com is about
how technology can bring families closer together." He is fond of
quoting John F. Kennedy, "No matter what you've done for yourself
or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and
attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
The Greg Gore Web Site on Computers and the Internet (www.GregGore.com)
column was published in the Daily Local News, West Chester, PA on November
Greg Gore can be reached at gg@GregGore.com.
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