Friday, February 02, 2007

one million new family trees to search

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's largest online family history resource, today announced that more than 1 million online family trees have been created since the site's new tree-building and sharing features launched in late July 2006. In building family trees, users have added an estimated 150 million names, uploaded 400,000 photos and attached 10 million family history documents directly from's 23,000 historical records collections.

Built with family collaboration in mind, the tree-building tools on allow family members to work together on their family trees, whether living in the same house or on the other side of the world. Families can add their ancestors' names, photos, life stories and much more to a shared family tree -- all for free.

In addition to the impressive number of family trees which have been created, users are also adding names, photos and documents at impressive rates, as a result of the site's easy-to-use tools and an increasing worldwide interest in family history. Users in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Australia are creating and sharing their family trees with's advanced tree-building and collaborative tools.

"The sheer number of family trees created in such a short time demonstrates the collaborative power of the Internet to allow families, regardless of location, to discover their heritage together," said Tim Sullivan, CEO of The Generations Network, parent company of "Technologies such as email, online storage and photo uploading allow family members to instantaneously bring together their memories in one, centralized, easy-to-access location."'s tree-building tools, designed for enhanced searching,
storing and sharing, . . . .

after a bit of grumbling from users it is now possible to download your own file as agedcom

see the tutorial here


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