We would talk about family members and end up arguing, in good nature, about this uncle or that grandmother, about who they were and what they did. Something like: 'Remember when Freddie got a motorcycle and broke his leg? No, no, that was Tony. He had a cast on for two months and lost his job over it,'
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 8, 2008 - After six months in its beta version, July marks the first month that the much-
anticipated new Web site MarkinHistory.com became available to the public.
Users can now write a letter to their great, great grandchildren -- in their own words -- and tell them what their life was like. What would it be like to look up a relative that lived, say, 150 years ago and find a detailed account of their life in their own words -- complete with pictures, video, and even their DNA (to come soon)?
Mark in History changes all that. Forever.
Mark in History is a reference site where the user creates their own page, detailing their life or the life of a loved-one. Using the users' own words and pictures, the information will remain accessible on the Internet in perpetuity. Future generations will be able to look up great, great grandfathers or grandmothers and read about them, find out who they were, how they lived and what they did in their lifetime. The site is a Historical Biography on everyone who writes their own entry.
Mark in History is dedicated to preserving the accounts of its users through future generations as long as there is an Internet. Based in Open Source code to allow continuous updating and improvements, it is to be funded through a trust fund established from proceeds from the site, such as advertising revenue and referral fees. It is a simple idea beautifully developed for the good of the common person.
Creator, Thomas C. Davis Jr. says he felt inspired by the conversations over family dinners.
"We would talk about family members and end up arguing, in good nature, about this uncle or that grandmother, about who they were and what they did. Something like: 'Remember when Freddie got a motorcycle and broke his leg? No, no, that was Tony. He had a cast on for two months and lost his job over it,'" says Davis. "Wouldn't it be great if we could just look them up on the Internet and find out? Or look up anyone, here or gone? Find out who they were, what they did in life, how they lived? Unknown heroes? Forgotten family?"
The time has come.
Never again need a life go forgotten with time. Never again will the accomplishments of hard work, creative motivation or the ideas, thoughts and beliefs of a person fade into the mists of the past. The history books are now open wide for each to write his or her story and pass the value of their life onto future generations. To make their Mark in History.
For more information or to sign up, visit http://www.markinhistory.com.