Crowd-Sourcing Genealogy

Would you like to pay $5 to get someone to send you a picture of your ancestral village, or great grandma's house? Our software makes this possible!
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Eric Proffitt
Technology
Cardston, Alberta
Canada
3 Team Members

What is HelpFindingFamily?


Hi, my names Eric Proffitt and I love family history! Recently my family just spent $1,200 hiring a professional genealogist to visit my wife's ancestral village in Ukraine and send us pictures. While the product was amazing and we were able to see our great, great, grandmas school, learn about cousins who are still alive, and got a feel for the culture of the area, the end result was really expensive.

This got us to thinking: what if we could create a place where normal people like you and me could help each other find their families?? For instance, if I wanted a picture of my Keith Family Castle, but couldn't afford to fly to the Scotland, I could post my request and have someone who already lives there take the picture and send it to me for as little as $5! WOW! 


What Are We Doing With the Money We Raise?


  • We need to raise $26,000 to pay the programmers to create the helpfindingfamily software which will allow millions of transactions between people doing family history and amateur genealogists. 
  • In exchange for your financial support, we have hooked up with local artists and genealogists to create some amazing rewards including: Free Family History Research, Family Crest Artwork, The Meaning of Your Family Surname Word Art, Family Tree Poster. 


Why Should I be Excited About HelpFindingFamily?

Millions of people everyday search Google for more information regarding their family history. While many organizations will help hook you up to a professional genealogist, you often spend $1,000's of dollars without even getting anything in return. With HelpFindingFamily you only pay if your request is fulfilled, and the cost can be as little as $5!

Genealogy is one of the most widely searched terms on Google. Creating a place where people can connect with other normal people to access things like gravestones, church records, marriage licenses etc.. without having to travel across the world, or without having to pay $1,000's of dollars will take Family history to a whole new level!

This software will appeal to people who like to solve mysteries, people who want to earn a little extra money in their own home towns, and people who are looking for additional information about their own family history.


Other Ways You Can Help

Regardless of whether you can donate or not, if you are passionate about family history, please spread the word about HelpFindingFamily.com with your friends and neighbors using the indiegogo share tool.

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This campaign ended on November 21, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Family History Friend

    Every bit helps! HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $5 Personalized email thanking you for your support!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $15USD
    Family History App Perk

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $15 will get you a Free Family History App!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $30USD
    Family History App & Surname

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $30 will get you a free Family History App, as well as the personalized history of your surname, illustrated and delivered digitally!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $30USD
    Family History App & Friend

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $30 will get you a free Family History App, as well as a custom made gift certificate sending the app to a friend of your choice

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $125USD
    Silver Perk

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $125 will get you a Free Family History App for you as well as a for 10 of your friends!

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $250USD
    Gold Perk

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $250 will get you a Free Family History App, as well as everything in the $125 pledge PLUS the history of your family surname & a copy of your family crest.

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  • $1,000USD
    Barnwood Sign & Free Research

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $1000 will get you a free Family History App, personalized handpainted barnwood sign with your family name and date of establishment as well as one free hour of family history research. Please remember to add $20 for shipping for this perk.

    0 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $5,000USD
    5 Hours Free Research Perk

    HelpFindingFamily Pledge of $5000 will get you a free Family History App, personalized handpainted barnwood sign with your families name and date of establishment as well as 5 free hours of family history research. Please remember to add $20 for shipping for this perk.

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