Cybersia Offers Free Access to World's Largest Chinese Genealogy Catalogue

Apr 30, 2002, 01:00 ET from Cybersia Capital Corp.

    SINGAPORE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersia Capital Corp., the world's
 premier provider of Chinese ancestry and genealogy information, today
 announced that it will make the FamilySearch(TM) Chinese Language Catalog
 freely available online through its subsidiary Chineseroots Pte Ltd. at
 http://www.chineseroots.com.
     The catalogue, which references one of the world's largest collections of
 Chinese family histories, is owned by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU),
 a nonprofit institution funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
 Saints.  The online catalogue will help users to identify records they would
 like to search in the GSU's collection of thousands of Chinese genealogies and
 local histories preserved on microfilm and available through a worldwide
 network of family history centers.  Locations of these centers are available
 at http://www.familysearch.org
     "GSU has been dedicated to the accumulation and preservation of
 genealogical information around the world for over a hundred years and is the
 world's leading genealogy?based institution.  We are therefore very pleased to
 be working with the GSU to bring this Chinese family history catalogue online,
 helping to bring important family?related information to the Church's members
 and our users alike -- millions of overseas and mainland Chinese -- aiding
 research and promoting the passion of family history preservation," said
 Cybersia's CEO, Steve Simpson.
     "With the rapid development and growth of the Chinese Internet space,
 together with the significant growth of the genealogy industry worldwide, we
 are accelerating our endeavors to provide online family history records to the
 global Chinese.  Prior to this online release, the only public access to the
 GSU catalogue was in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
 The new Internet access to the Chinese Language Catalogue through the
 http://www.chineseroots.com website is a great step forward for Chinese
 genealogy," added Mr. Simpson.
 
     About Cybersia Capital Corp.
     Cybersia Capital Corp is the leading online destination and retail network
 for families of Chinese ancestry.  The Company has formed exclusive alliances
 with the world's largest institutional collectors of Chinese ancestry records
 and through these alliances controls the online rights to a substantial
 proportion of the world's known family history records dating back to the 10th
 century.  The Company has an integrated industry approach: developing and
 distributing Genealogy software and publications, in addition to its online
 Chinese genealogy databases.  For more information, visit
 http://www.chineseroots.com
 
     About the Genealogical Society of Utah
     The Genealogical Society of Utah is a nonprofit institution funded by The
 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Headquartered in Salt Lake City,
 Utah, USA, the Society's efforts to film records of genealogical value span
 the globe, with more than 250 microfilming projects in progress in over 45
 countries.  The Society adds to its collection an average of 50,000 to 60,000
 reels of microfilmed records each year
 
 

SOURCE Cybersia Capital Corp.
    SINGAPORE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersia Capital Corp., the world's
 premier provider of Chinese ancestry and genealogy information, today
 announced that it will make the FamilySearch(TM) Chinese Language Catalog
 freely available online through its subsidiary Chineseroots Pte Ltd. at
 http://www.chineseroots.com.
     The catalogue, which references one of the world's largest collections of
 Chinese family histories, is owned by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU),
 a nonprofit institution funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
 Saints.  The online catalogue will help users to identify records they would
 like to search in the GSU's collection of thousands of Chinese genealogies and
 local histories preserved on microfilm and available through a worldwide
 network of family history centers.  Locations of these centers are available
 at http://www.familysearch.org
     "GSU has been dedicated to the accumulation and preservation of
 genealogical information around the world for over a hundred years and is the
 world's leading genealogy?based institution.  We are therefore very pleased to
 be working with the GSU to bring this Chinese family history catalogue online,
 helping to bring important family?related information to the Church's members
 and our users alike -- millions of overseas and mainland Chinese -- aiding
 research and promoting the passion of family history preservation," said
 Cybersia's CEO, Steve Simpson.
     "With the rapid development and growth of the Chinese Internet space,
 together with the significant growth of the genealogy industry worldwide, we
 are accelerating our endeavors to provide online family history records to the
 global Chinese.  Prior to this online release, the only public access to the
 GSU catalogue was in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
 The new Internet access to the Chinese Language Catalogue through the
 http://www.chineseroots.com website is a great step forward for Chinese
 genealogy," added Mr. Simpson.
 
     About Cybersia Capital Corp.
     Cybersia Capital Corp is the leading online destination and retail network
 for families of Chinese ancestry.  The Company has formed exclusive alliances
 with the world's largest institutional collectors of Chinese ancestry records
 and through these alliances controls the online rights to a substantial
 proportion of the world's known family history records dating back to the 10th
 century.  The Company has an integrated industry approach: developing and
 distributing Genealogy software and publications, in addition to its online
 Chinese genealogy databases.  For more information, visit
 http://www.chineseroots.com
 
     About the Genealogical Society of Utah
     The Genealogical Society of Utah is a nonprofit institution funded by The
 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Headquartered in Salt Lake City,
 Utah, USA, the Society's efforts to film records of genealogical value span
 the globe, with more than 250 microfilming projects in progress in over 45
 countries.  The Society adds to its collection an average of 50,000 to 60,000
 reels of microfilmed records each year
 
 SOURCE  Cybersia Capital Corp.