Does Genealogy Pay? It Does Now.

A fun and potentially rewarding web site for genealogists is being announced today. features a trivia puzzle that someone will solve for a cash prize of up to $30,000. But in order to solve the puzzle, visitors will need to keep returning to the site to uncover new areas of the puzzle that have been purchased by advertisers.

So many genealogists have invested all their spare time and money on family history over the years. Now one of them gets a chance to win it all back!

Advertisers win because large numbers of genealogists will find this site not only fun (and possibly addicting, as visitors will want to be the first to solve the puzzle) but also one of the best sites for discovering new genealogy sites. Just look at the initial slew of advertisers. I think Dan Lynch, the founder of, will end up selling links to virtually all the major companies and societies in the genealogy industry, because no one will want to be left out of this site that has so much traffic potential.

I hope to have our and ads live by next week, well before the formal July 1st launch of Dan is a close friend of mine, but he is making me pay for my ads just like everyone else! He knows I won’t be able to resist getting in on this very interesting online promotion and watching new visitors discover our genealogy web sites all year long.

One thought on “Does Genealogy Pay? It Does Now.

  1. Thanks for the kind words Paul. We’ve worked hard to build a service that drives true benefit for all parties involved…and one that will also generate renewed interest in the many great local societies scattered all around the globe. These societies have been the life-blood of genealogy for decades and, in my opinion, are critical for the future.

    I hope every society benefits in some way from – whether it’s the Genealogy Events calendar or free profile listings.

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