To me, the name sounds like some exotic bird. However, Mocavo is actually a search engine, a relatively new one, launched on March 16, 2011. Like that exotic bird, it can help your family search take flight. Using the free version should reward you with unexpected hits, adding to your trove of family information.
How is this search engine different? Unlike Google, Mocavo searches only genealogy and family history sites. (No more Facebook pages popping up.) It is also my understanding that Mocavo goes back in time, not just hitting what has been posted most recently. It is built to search for people, for your ancestors. Although you can come up with many hits unrelated to the person you are researching, it is not difficult to narrow parameters. Mocavo also has a subscriber version called Mocavo Plus, but use the free version to see how far you move forward in your research.
Want to know more? I am including some links below.
To Mocavo: http://www.mocavo.com
Mocavo.com — Don’t Search Without It by Carolyn L. Barkley
Mocavo Connects the Hidden Dots for Genealogists by Trevor Gilbert
Mocavo Plus — The Next Generation of Genealogy Search Engine by the genealogist and blogger Dick Eastman. (His is a must read blog if you want to have a prayer of keeping up with everything that is going on in the world of genealogy.)
Now, take flight.