GenClass Ceases Operation

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As I stated over at Destination: Austin Family, it appears that GenClass has ceased operations and many of the very capable instructors have been picked up at National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

As alluded to today on Twitter and other social media outlets, 2010 will be a year where the online genealogy industry matures while it also goes through growing pains.  I expect some major growth in the industry which may mean opportunities for new vendors, but at the same time other vendors will close their doors.

There will be consolidation in various areas including education and publishing (Ancestry magazine is supposedly folding and last year Digital Genealogist did the same).  Any predictions on other areas of consolidation or expansion?

Here one from me.  In the collaboration/create your family tree segment of the industry, there will be consolidation.  Meaning one or more of these vendors will either shutter or merge:

Thoughts?

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