About Us

Greetings from Buffalo, N.Y.
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“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.

Screenshot of the first iteration of this website
Roots as it appeared in October 1996, courtesy of the Wayback Machine

The obligatory small print: BuffaloResearch.com is an entirely independent, volunteer, on-my-own-time, on-my-own-dime project. All opinions, errors, and omissions are my own.


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