You may have noticed recently that FamilyLink.com has changed its name to FamilyHistoryLink.com. If you go to FamilyLink.com, you will be see a page that asks you to update your bookmarks/favorites, and also provides a link for you to go to FamilyHistoryLink.com.
FamilyHistoryLink.com is the exact same website as FamilyLink.com, the name has just changed.
For those who have never visited the site, FamilyHistoryLink.com is a free social networking site designed to help individuals collaborate on their family history with family members, friends, and local genealogists throughout the world. Currently there are more than 103,000 members on FamilyHistoryLink.com.
Using FamilyHistoryLink.com, you can easily connect with other genealogists to find information on the surnames you are seeking. For example, type in the surname you are searching on the site and immediately receive access to all other genealogists on the site who are researching the same surname. You can also narrow your search to the people you want to find by distance, country, county, state, city, zip code, online status, experience, age, and more.
You can also search FamilyHistoryLink.com for researchers that live in or are researching a certain location. For example, after typing in the research location, search results display a city page that displays all the FamilyHistoryLink.com members who live within up to 100 miles from the research location. The search results also display those who are researching the same location.
FamilyHistoryLink.com also has a feature that allows you to upload your family tree. Using the Family Tree Viewer, you can view up to twelve generations of your family tree. The pedigree files display in five formats: standard, compact, box, text, and ahnentafel.
Note: The former website, FamilyLink.com, should not be confused with FamilyLink.com, Inc. FamilyLink.com, Inc. owns and operates a family of services that includes WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyHistoryLink.com, WebTree.com, and the We’re Related and My Family applications on Facebook.