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Google Your Family Tree Book Wins 2009 Literary Awards Contest
16 May 2009 (Berlin CT) — The Connecticut Society of Genealogists today announced the winners of their annual Literary Awards contest and Google Your Family Tree was named Best Genealogy Reference for 2009. The book, written by Daniel M. Lynch, first began shipping in November 2008 and quickly drew praise from many in the genealogical community. After just three months, the first printing had sold out and the publisher, Utah-based FamilyLink, was anxiously awaiting receipt of additional inventory to satisfy higher than expected customer demand from around the world. The success of this book demonstrates the importance of search engines in sifting through . . . . » more
Dick Eastman Interviews Author Dan Lynch for Roots Television
23 April 2009 (Manchester NH) — More than one thousand family history enthusiasts were on hand in Manchester, New Hampshire this week for the tenth biennial New England Regional Genealogy Conference. Among those in attendance were Dick Eastman and Roots Television who caught up with technology expert and author Dan Lynch in between sessions to discuss his new book, Google Your Family Tree.
In the interview, Eastman shares his reaction to the book while Lynch highlights his favorite Google tips for genealogists . . . . » view video
Google Your Family Tree Featured on
Good Morning Connecticut
05 April 2009 (New Haven CT) — Connecticut's popular weekend television morning show Good Morning Connecticut featured local author Dan Lynch and Google Your Family Tree this morning. The ABC affiliate WTNH-TV show is hosted by Chris Velardi and Matt Scott. With many area families getting ready to celebrate Easter and Passover and family traditions, this is a perfect time to discuss family history.
In addition to the interview, Lynch shared tips in an article featured on the WTNH-TV website . . . . » view video and article
BYU Conference Features Google Workshops by Dan Lynch
15 March 2009 (Provo UT) — Brigham Young University hosted its' annual Computerized Family History & Genealogy Conference this week for more than 600 attendees. Among the many programs offered, a series of sessions featured author Dan Lynch discussing different aspects of the Google search engine and how they can be applied for use in family history research. Among those in attendance was newspaper reporter Michael De Groote from the Deseret News. His article was featured in today's edition of the Mormon Times . . . . » view article
18 Feb 2009 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) — Canadian Distribution Announced for 'Google Your Family Tree' Book
In response to an exceptionally strong demand from family history enthusiasts living in Canada, FamilyLink.com and Dan Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree, have announced a partnership with Moorshead Magazines, Ltd. whereby the Toronto-based magazine publisher will serve as a Canadian reseller fulfilling direct-to-consumer orders for shipment throughout Canada. Moorshead will also help market and sell the book . . . . » more
17 Jan 2009 (Auckland, New Zealand) — 'Google Your Family Tree' to be Localised for Australia & New Zealand
In connection with the 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry being hosted in Auckland, New Zealand by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations, author Dan Lynch is pleased to announce a partnership with Gould Genealogy to publish and distribute his new reference book for the Australasian market. » more
New Genealogy Book Featured on
Popular Television Program
05 Jan 2009 (Rocky Hill CT) — Connecticut's CBS television affiliate WFSB-TV (Channel 3) featured Google Your Family Tree and author Dan Lynch today as part of their popular daytime television program "Better Connecticut," hosted by Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun. As the name implies, this long-running live program features a range of topics highlighting the best of everything happening throughout the state of Connecticut. Lynch is a fourth-generation native of the state of Connecticut and a long-time resident of the Town of Trumbull in Fairfield County.
During the interview, Lynch shared tips with viewers interested in starting to trace their family tree . . . . » view video
18 Nov 2008 (Provo UT) — 'Google Your Family Tree' — New Genealogy Book Now Shipping!
FamilyLink.com, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Google Your Family Tree, their new guidebook for online genealogy. First announced to the public in early October, pre-orders for the book surpassed expectations and the company made last-minute improvements for warehousing and fulfillment . . . . » more
07 Nov 2008 (New York NY) — Gift Shop at Ellis Island To Offer 'Google Your Family Tree' Book
FamilyLink.com, Inc., publishers of the new genealogy book Google Your Family Tree, announced today the availability of the book for purchase by visitors to Ellis Island and online at www.ellisisland.org, the popular free genealogy research Web site hosted by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. The book, written by Daniel M. Lynch, is a detailed guidebook to using the Internetís most popular and powerful search engine . . . . » more
03 Nov 2008 (Waterbury CT) — The Connecticut Store to Sell Genealogy Book 'Google Your Family Tree'
FamilyLink.com, Inc. announced today that their new genealogy book, Google Your Family Tree, will be available for purchase at The Connecticut Store, a unique retail outlet serving residents of central Connecticut. The store is located in downtown Waterbury CT and sells products manufactured in or originating within the state of Connecticut. Waterbury is also the hometown of the books author, Daniel M. Lynch. The announcement coincides with . . . » more
08 Oct 2008 (Provo UT) — FamilyLink Announces Plans to Publish 'Google Your Family Tree'
FamilyLink.com, Inc. announced today the availability of Google Your Family Tree, a new book that teaches family historians how to unlock the hidden power of the Internet's most popular search engine. Written by Daniel M. Lynch, the book received an enthusiastic reception in Philadelphia last month when it was unveiled at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference. Pre-orders for the book have been brisk . . . » more
FGS Annual Conference — Philadelphia 2008
04 Sep 2008 (Philadelphia PA) — More than one thousand family history enthusiasts gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the annual family history conference hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Among the many genealogy publishers and other vendors in attendance, Utah-based FamilyLink.com, Inc. and author Dan Lynch were on hand to discuss their upcoming title, Google Your Family Tree.
Initial interest in the book was strong and to date nearly eight hundred copies have been reserved for shipment upon availability. According to Paul Allen, CEO of FamilyLink.com, Inc. — publisher of the book, "We think this may well become the best selling genealogy book of all time. Google is an amazing tool with dominant market share satisfying a worldwide need to connect with information. It's the right content, by the right author, at the right time. We're very proud to be publishing this book."