Linkpendium has begun as link directory to genealogical resources. Beta testing began in the summer of 2003. Current count lists more than 2,284,559 verified active links mostly in the USA and will expand to Europe in its next phase. Burke's Peerage has granted permisson to include many links within their site.

Linkpendium was developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich, founders of RootsWeb. Brian and Karen have more ideas for further development of Linkpendium. It will move well beyond simply being a link directory.