02 November 2008

Ancestry.com: Jewish Collection stats and updates

Mike Daniels of The Generations Network (Ancestry.com's parent company) , whom I met at the Chicago 2008 conference, has just provided me with some stats and information on the new Jewish History Collection and the webinar with Gary Mokotoff at 8pm, Wednesday, November 5:

"Since announcing the micro site and the webinar on Wednesday, we've had some 70,000 page views and 35,000 unique daily visitors. In addition, 925 people have registered for the webinar with three days remaining to registration.

"The IAJGS board of directors will be visiting Ancestry the evening of the webinar and viewing it on site."

Mike has been assigned to prepare the content acquired from JewishGen, the Joint and JRI-Poland that went live last week. Gary Mokotoff has been working with him on the November 5 webinar and the site, and addressed this in his newest "Nu? What's New?" newsletter. If you are not a subscriber to that newsletter, view it here.

For more information on the webinar and how to register, see Tracing the Tribe's previous posting on the event.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Schelly,

    The interesting thing about the merger is that Ancestry.com has message boards. I have already encountered another descendent from my ancestral town who never used JewishGen. It will be interesting to see how the merger develops.