85 Million people out on the Internet, and growing by the Day. Many of them are doing some kind of Family research. AND with Genealogy being the single FASTEST growth area on the Net. We want to provide a Resource Center, and a Genealogy site, that will allow many to "One Stop Shop" to feed their hunger for Genealogical Information. All of this and more from one resource center, that is free of the constant advertising and pressures to "buy something".
We provide a free resource center, free of advertising, the free membership are for the resources that are set up by and for members only. But WHY require a USERID and PASSWORD to access a FREE site?? The answer to that is very simple: From our previous experience with this site, if our Message Boards, Guestbooks, and other resources are open to anyone, we are constantly barraged by garbage messages, MLM Offers, and other hidden problems. For example, web marketeers and spammers strip email addresses from the sites and the Guestbooks, they constantly batter the autoresponders which are there for the genealogist's information. By putting the bulk of the site behind a secure area, and requiring a "registration" and sign up using a real name and valid email address, then using the userid and password to access the resources, will keep 99% of the unwanted traffic out of the site. (Thank you)! This also allows us to know who, and to control who accesses the site. Our only requirement for the FREE membership, is an interest in Genealogy, and a fair, honest, and respectable use of the site.
The basic free membership entitles you to utilize the site, post and respond in the query boards, search the Associate Members posted databases, visit the Group sites, all without being pressured to purchase something.
We also offer free articles, tutorials, help and guidance in getting your own homepage, free graphics, sample homepage templates, again, all free for the taking. For those members who wish to gain some extra benefits, are invited to investigate the "Associate" Membership. (See Membership Information).
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT GENEALOGY WORLD
Genealogy World has its own Internet Registered Domain (since 1996) - http://www.GenealogyWorld.com, and is set up on a very high speed Server (T3 Internet Access). This means unlike most regular Internet Providers which have a T1 (1.5 million bits per second) connection to the Internet, a T3 Server has 45 million bits per second capability. This is the ability to handle over 3000 instantaneous accesses to the web site. The Host Site provides the registered host, over 1000 megs of storage space (1 gIg) to build and maintain the web site, and group sites, Plus all of the standard items needed to make the features work..