Websites that track your family roots are some of the most popluar pages on the 'net, especially with older web users, according to a report by Media Life. The report says that 3/4 of all geneology site viewers went to Ancestry Networks two sites--ancestry.com and rootsweb.com. Next was genealogy.com, which is owned by the A&E Television Network .
Each of the sites allows you to start up a family tree for free starting with yourself and then going to your parents and grandparents and so on. Once you've run out of relatives that you remember, each of the sites provides acess to public records and old newspapers to find other ancestors. This access does come with a charge, though, and is geared more to serious researchers.
For this week in geek, I'm Mark Avery.