“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” –Neil Gaiman
This website was founded in 1993 as a genealogy Special Interest Group (SIG) called Roots at the now-defunct Buffalo Freenet. It was one of the first genealogy websites in all of cyberspace, as we called it then.
I came on board in 1996 and took over the page at the request of its founder, Richard Prem. I bought the BuffaloResearch.com domain name in 2001, and built it into what you see today.
The obligatory small print: BuffaloResearch.com is an entirely independent, volunteer, on-my-own-time, on-my-own-dime project. It is not affiliated with any organizations or groups. All opinions, errors, and omissions are my own. Here’s more about me.