Genealogy Blog

Mocavo Introduces Dropbox Integration

28 Dec 2011

Introducing Mocavo’s Dropbox Integration: a fast and easy way to upload any and all of your .ged files to your Mocavo account. Since Dropbox allows up to 2 gigs of files (for free accounts), you’ll have plenty of space for it all. And as always, once your file is in your account, you’ll get to decide whether or not you’d like to make it public for others to see.

To upload a family tree using Dropbox, simply place your GEDCOM file inside the /Apps/ directory inside your Dropbox folder. Since Dropbox makes uploading files much faster and easier than a browser, (more…)

Two New Search Results Features on Mocavo

28 Dec 2011

Today we’re excited to announce a subtle, yet significant improvement to your genealogy search results, for both free and paid users. Now when you run a search on as a free registered user, you’ll see two new options under each of your results:

The first of these is the “I’ve Read This” button, allowing you to mark off which results you’ve investigated, letting them stand out from the ones you’ve yet to read. When you click on a link in Mocavo, it automatically sets it to “I’ve Read This”.

The second is the the ability to rate those pages you’ve already (more…)

Mocavo Plus: The Perfect Genealogy Holiday Gift

19 Dec 2011

The holidays are upon us, and with Christmas less than a week away, everyone is buying their last minute gifts. This season, Mocavo is making it easy for you to buy .

With our “” option, you can easily purchase a year of Mocavo Plus for a friend or loved one. On the bottom of , you’ll see the bolded option of, “Is this subscription a gift for someone else?Checking that box will then allow you to enter the name and email address of the person you wish to gift the (more…)

The Time Has Come: Mocavo Plus is Here!

14 Dec 2011

Our team is thrilled to announce something that we’ve been working on for months. Since the beginning, Mocavo has been talking about how our goal is to redefine genealogy for the masses, making it easier and more accessible for generations to come.

Today we launch Mocavo Plus: an advanced version of our search engine that has dozens of features never before seen by the genealogy community. Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be talking about everything Mocavo Plus has to offer, but you learn about it all right now in a detailed review from world renowned genealogy blogger Dick Eastman of Eastman’s Online (more…)

Mocavo Gives Back

14 Dec 2011

At Mocavo, we believe that giving back to our community is a fundamental responsibility of a company, and so does Entrepreneur’s Foundation. That’s why our team has decided that instead of donating a portion of profits from our users, we’re donating a portion of Mocavo through this great organization.

Simply put, one percent of our company’s stock will be donated to charity. We build a better company and a great product, and then we choose charitable organizations to share in our success.

Our whole team is very excited about this decision and we hope you are as well. You can also direct any (more…)

RootsTech 2012, Here We Come!

08 Dec 2011

With less than two months to go, the genealogy community is already buzzing about RootsTech 2012. In case you haven’t heard of it before, “RootsTech brings developers and users of technology together in one uniquely designed conference.” In a nutshell, it’s a great time.

This years family history and technology conference takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 2nd to the 4th, and the Mocavo team is thrilled to say we’ll be in attendance with our very own booth! And boy, have we got plenty of incredible surprises in store for all who visit us over those few days.

More details (more…)

Dear Mocavo Fans: Thank You!

02 Dec 2011

This morning we’re thrilled to honor you: our fans.

We just hit 4,000 “Likes” on our Facebook page and frankly, we couldn’t have done it without you! With your undying support, we’re driven to work harder everyday to make the best resource around for online genealogy.

So thank you! Without you, we wouldn’t be here. We’ve got some great things in store this month on Mocavo that we’re incredible excited about, so stay tuned, and keep on being you.

Mocavo in the Wall Street Journal

01 Dec 2011

Just in case you don’t follow our Twitter account or are a fan of Mocavo on Facebook (even though we hope you are!) we’ve got some exciting news for you all: was featured in the Wall Street Journal yesterday!

The article, written by Alina Dizik, discusses how genealogy is becoming easier, more addicting and more fun for every generation thanks to the innovations on the web today. Here is a quick excerpt from the article, entitled “Not Your Grandmother’s Genealogy Hobby”:

Digital access is fueling the explosion in interest in family roots, says Cliff Shaw, who founded the genealogy-themed search engine (more…)