and Partner To Make Family History Research Easier

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2011 and Partner To Make Family History Research Easier

Family history research projects on get a boost by
using to gather information.

Grand Rapids, MI and Nashville, TN –, which connects people seeking family history research with professional genealogists, and, a website taking a unique approach to gathering family memories, announced today their partnership to make researching family history easier.

“One of the hardest steps for professional genealogists doing research projects is gathering all known information about a family at the beginning of the project,” says Deborah Irwin, CEO of IRBO, Inc.,’s parent company. “Tpstry’s unique approach to gathering family memories provides a quick, easy way to gather all known family information in one place.”

While’s main focus is to collect stories behind family memories, it also collects basic family history information such as names, parentage, birth dates, death dates and marriages. To assist researchers, Tpstry will soon be rolling out the ability to export family information as a GEDCOM file—a standard file format which allows different genealogy software programs to talk to one another. This basic family information gives researchers at a head start when investigating a family’s past.

“Tpstry uses family members and relatives as sources to answer family history questions,” says Matt Johnston, Founder and President of Tpstry. “If a question goes back a few generations, relatives often don’t know the answers. This is where a professional researcher, such as those found at, is very valuable.”

Users seeking help with a family research project can post a project prospectus at and start entering known family information at for free.

About Genealogy Freelancers

Irbo Inc., owners of Genealogy Freelancers (, continues to provide a welcoming platform that benefits those in search of their personal family history as well as for quality experts who are capable of providing assistance.

About Tpstry

Tpstry ( is a website that allows users to discover and share family memories. Through asking and answering questions, users are able to collect memories and knowledge from their family members and then reshare the information through a Family Memories Website.