A kiosk (shown) is part of each concept store’s digital center, which has staff to help customers download books and music, self-publish their writing—and research their family history.
The free Ancestry.com access is a big draw, which is why Borders is offering it, says spokesperson Kolleen O’Meara. “It allows our customers to also experiment and try new things with experts available to help them. This is a great introduction to genealogy research showing customers how easy it can be.” She adds that digital center staff will be trained in searching Ancestry.com.
Of course, Ancestry.com and Borders are hoping visitors also will buy the “Subscription in a Box,” a one-month membership to Ancestry.com, Family Tree Maker software and/or an “Our Name in History” book
Lucky us… one of these new Borders will open close to Family Tree Magazine headquarters by late November.