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Richard Black, Former Director of Godfrey Memorial Library, Joins, Inc.

Provo, UT, July 11, 2008 --( Richard Black, former director of Godfrey Memorial Library, recently accepted a position in content partnerships at, Inc.

“Richard is a well-known and respected genealogy expert who brings with him a wealth of knowledge, specifically pertaining to content and databases from all around the world. His experience at Godfrey is invaluable, and we are excited to have him working with our team,” said David Lifferth, president of, Inc.

Richard has been involved in genealogical work for more than 50 years. At the age of 12 he was asked to serve on a junior genealogical committee. The committee sponsored a contest between the youth and adults regarding who could compile the most pedigree sheets. Richard’s team won, and he has been excited about genealogy ever since.

Richard’s new role at, Inc. will be to work primarily with content providers who have U.S. genealogical content. Individuals or organizations that would like more information about submitting U.S. content to can contact Richard at

“ has great potential for being one of the premier providers of genealogical information, which I think is really exciting,” Richard said. “I am looking forward to being a part of, Inc. and helping people find their ancestors through our services.”

Prior to joining, Inc., Richard served as director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Connecticut for three years. He recently married his childhood sweetheart, Linda. He and his wife reside in Salt Lake City, UT.


About, Inc., Inc. is a family of services that includes,, and the We’re Related application on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families., Inc. has more than 1.9 million unique global visitors each month and 17.5 million impressions per month. Founded in 2006 by Paul Allen and several key members of the original team, provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools. More than 30,000 individuals have subscribed to With more than a billion records and thousands of databases—including birth, death, military, census, and parish records— makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.
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