Monday, November 12, 2007
Partnership focuses on history of family names
According to a recent article in TechRockies, "Ancestry.com, BookSurge Partner On Family History Books, " BookSurge, the on-demand publishing arm of online retailer Amazon.com, reports that it has collaborated Ancestry.com to produce a series of family history books. BookSurge said the series, called "Our Name in History," comprises more than a quarter of a million volumes and will be sold on Amazon.com. The series details the most common 279,000 surnames in the United States and is based on historical records dating from the 1600s. To research the books, Ancestry.com studied more than 5 billion names from U.S. Census data, as well as immigration, birth, marriage, death, military and other historical records, BookSurge noted.