The world’s largest free genealogy search engine, Mocavo.com, launched today, providing family historians access to free genealogy content on the web.
Search engines like Google rank results by popularity, how recently the webpage was posted and how many times the webpage is linked to. But genealogy content may not be often linked to or refreshed regularly, so it may fall to the bottom of the rankings. Unlike other search engines, Mocavo.com’s search results are indexed by people who chose exactly want the engine crawls. This allows users to tap into content that would be hard to find on Google.
Mocavo.com includes billions of names, dates and places worldwide, seeking to index all free online genealogy information. Rootsweb, Archive.org, Allen County Public Library, Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, various U.S. state archives, and tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals are already searchable through Mocavo.com.
Mocavo.com has the capacity to index every single piece of free genealogy content found anywhere on the web, and will be growing by leaps and bounds in the coming months, said Cliff Shaw, the online genealogy heavyweight behind Mocavo.com, the Smart Matching algorithm, GenForum, GenCircles, Family Tree Legends and BackUpMyTree.com. We expect Mocavo.com to shortly offer all of the webs free genealogy information, searchable and accessible to all — something that has never been done before.”
Mocavo.com also crawls free message boards on Ancestry.com, but does not return results for premium content, like census images. Mocavo.com is working to index FamilySearch content.
Click here to search Mocavo.com.