Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Unsolved Ancestry

Placing a bounty on genealogical information is nothing new, but Unsolved Ancestry has managed to automate the process with a stylish and easy-to-use website. Users post their queries and offer rewards for answers—anywhere from $1 to $200 or more. Anyone seeking the same answer can add to a reward. The company takes a 3% commission on answered questions, and charges $10 per year if the post remains online longer than three months. For those who can spare the scratch, this could be a great way to break down the thickest brick walls.