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 Family Tree Magazine  December 2000 Issue - Page 11


Susan Wenner

How many times have you wished for a magic carpet ride to your completed family tree- every ancestor's information readily available in one place? wants to be your genie. Officially launched in August, this site is attempting to bring the world's genealogical information together in one mega-database.

Here's how it works: You enter what the site calls your "handprint"- vital information about your parents, siblings, spouse and children- which uniquely identifies you as a user. From there, you can enter and view unlimited numbers of generations, match and merge pedigree charts, and utilize a variety of other features. Family members can also keep in touch through the site's "family features": photo albums, address books, calendars, etc. also will perform regular electronic searches for you in case "new" ancestors have popped up since the last time you checked. hopes to pull family historians into one large arena of information sharing, "effectively ending the frustration from the research duplication efforts that have constantly plagued genealogy," says company founder Alan Eaton.

You can access many of the site's features for free. To get all the perks, you'll need a subscription, ranging from $49.95 for six months to $74.95 for a year.


Family Tree Magazine  December 2000 Issue - Page 11