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Genealogy company moves to tech park

A web-based genealogical company has established itself in Cal Poly’s Technology Park.

The new company — Linkpendium — was founded by genealogists Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich.

Isaacson and Leverich had founded the popular RootsWeb genealogical community website. When it merged with Ancestry.com in June 2000, RootsWeb had about 600,000 registered users accounting for approximately 1 million page views a month.

The new venture, Linkpendium, indexes more than 10 million sources of genealogical information.

Linkpendium may be able to tap into resources at Cal Poly in the areas of natural language processing and large database processing to identify and categorize large volumes of textual information related to genealogy.

Leverich has a doctorate in public policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School. Isaacson earned a master’s degree in operations research from Stanford University.

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