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We have been working hard. Our aim is to have a refreshed, exciting and more useful WorldGenWeb on the occasion of our 20th birthday in 2018.

I want to make you aware of some resouces that will help you keep informed about the WorldGenWeb and to interact with other researchers.


We utilize the newsletter to send out information about the resources that are available to you through the WorldGenWeb Project. You can subscribe by entering your email address on the left side of this page. I do hope that you find the occasional mailings helpful.

Social Media

One area that we are addressing is social media. If you are Facebook user, please "like" our page:

New Facebook Group

We have set up a brand new Facebook Group that will allow users to interact, post questions and help other users. It's a closed group for members only: Please apply to join the group now:

We welcome early adopters (there are hardly any postings yet) and look forward to many interesting discussions. Please help us make this a lively and friendly forum for all "international" researchers.


If you'd like to be part of the refreshed WorldGenWeb V2, please contact us. Your age, sex, nationality, race, religion, etc. does not matter; we're connecting the world through genealogy!

We need helping hands in many areas (Partner Relations, Public Relations, Advertising, Promotion & Sponsoring, IT, writing skills, graphic design, any country-specific or language-specific skills, etc.), so, if you have some expertise and energy, please contact us by Clicking Here or simply write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please share this information; send it to friends and and fellow researchers and forward it to other genealogical groups and communities. We'd love to hear from you. 

Nathan Zipfel
Chairperson, WorldGenWeb Project Board of Directors