A specialized genealogical search engine:
"Live Roots is a specialized search engine that assists you with locating genealogical resources, regardless of where it may be stored. Genealogists use Live Roots to find vital records and original publications, share opinion s about online repositories and learn more about tools available to simplify their research projects.
The concept behind Live Roots was to build a single resource that bridges the gaps between independent genealogy web sites, large commercial ancestry repositories and many other printed family history materials yet to be digitized and published on the World Wide Web.
Live Roots extends beyond the typical bounds of a traditional search engine or link directory by facilitatin g access to offline records and publications through partnerships with amateur and professional researchers who either own copies or are geographically closer to the libraries and archives that do."