Simple Family Tree v1.30

Simple Family Tree enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual (it reads and writes files in Gedcom format). You can enter notes, events, marriage details, and an alternate name for each individual. Additionally, you can see the age, birthday, and view a photo of an individual.

[224K] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]

[tags]family tree, genealogy[/tags]

Simple Family Tree v1.28

Simple Family Tree enables you to create and/or view a family tree quickly and easily. It displays ancestors and descendants of any selected individual (it reads and writes files in Gedcom format). You can enter notes, events, marriage details, and an alternate name for each individual. Additionally, you can see the age, birthday, and view a photo of an individual.

[223.12K] [WinXP/Vista] [FREE]

[tags]family tree, genealogy[/tags]

Geni

I’ve never been all that big into family trees, and I guess a lot of that has to do with the fact that I don’t know very much about my family history besides all of the immediate stuff. It amazes me that some people have detailed records of their ancestry that span many generations. I suppose it shouldn’t, but it does. Even if you don’t know very much about your family tree at this point in time, if you collaborate with some of your family members on Geni, you’ll probably end up learning more than you ever thought you would.

Basically, your goal is to get the tree started, and then you expand it by adding your relative’s e-mail addresses so that they can be invited to join your project and help branch out the tree in other directions. Every member of the tree also has their own profile in which they can share pictures and other information. You can’t be relied upon to know everything about your family’s past, and that’s why this building block method of collaboration on Geni is so effective.

[tags]Geni, Family Tree, Family Members, Family, Profile[/tags]

MyHeritage

I don’t know very much about my family tree and heritage, and it seems like a lot of people are in this same situation with me. Ancient ancestors aren’t exactly discussed around the dinner table when my family gets together, and unless some of your relatives have extensive records or have done the research work to compile all of this family history, then you probably don’t know very much about where you came from generations ago. This is a shame, because it would be nice to know where you came from in order to learn a little bit more about who you are. MyHeritage encourages you to take the time to build out your family tree.

This site is all about family both past and present, and interested users can create their own family Web site in addition to their own 3D family tree. As you would expect, tools are available for genealogy research, and who knows, you just might find what you’re looking for. Another feature of MyHeritage that can’t be denied is the Face Recognition demo. All you have to do is upload a picture of your face, and the site will then search for your celebrity look-alikes. If nothing else, it’s good for a laugh. Apparently MyHeritage thinks I’m a mix of Patrick Swayze, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Carson Daly. I’m scared.

[tags]MyHeritage, Family Tree, Heritage, Family, Relatives, Genealogy, Face Recognition, Celebrity, Patrick Swayze, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carson Daly[/tags]

Famster

You don’t need to be an expert on technology to know that there are plenty of dangerous things on the Internet for children. If you’ve ever watched any one of the many horrifying news reports on Internet predators, then you’re already familiar with what could happen if your children aren’t supervised properly while they’re online. Talking to strangers on the Web is obviously a bad idea for children, but you shouldn’t think for a second that general Internet browsing is any better. Just because your kids may tend to solely reside at the PBS Kids Web site, it doesn’t mean that they can’t stumble across something shocking and inappropriate out of curiosity. Families need a safe place on the Internet, and that’s what Famster aims to provide.
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Amiglia

Although it can be very tough sometimes, it’s vital to help keep families together. It’s truly a shame if you can’t look to your family for support. One of the main reasons why the family structure disintegrates over time for some people is because of a lack of communication. If the various members aren’t making an effort to stay in touch and keep each other updated as to what’s going on, then erosion and collapse is inevitable over time. It may be hard to imagine the fact that a Web site can help to unify your family, but with Amiglia, that just might be the case.
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