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New Features at

Friday, December 19th, 2008, a service of, Inc., recently added some new. For those of you who are new to, the site is an innovative and fun family tree building community with more than 12.8 million ancestor names. can also be accessed at Click here to view this database on (Note the database on WorldVital Records contains 10.5 million names. The rest of the names will be added during the next update from to is free to access and free to join.

The two new features that have been added include user community status updates with profile photos and graphical chart export. A description of each of these features is listed below.

User Community Status Updates with Profile Photos
Keep your fellow researchers up-to-date on what you’re doing with WebTree status updates. Status updates are designed to be short messages on “what you’re working on right now.” The updates are posted to the homepage at, allowing members of the community to track your progress on your latest brick wall. You can also add a profile photo to your user page at WebTree. To post an update, go to My Trees and click Update Status. Click on the picture to the right to add your profile photo.

Graphical Chart Export
You can export your beautiful chart creations as a graphic file that you can save or print. The chart export feature perfectly preserves all of the options you choose.  Just go to any chart and click the Export button on the top left. See a great example here: Chart Example

If you would like to learn more about,click here to read a press release. Major New Family History Database is Live and Growing

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 provides a free place online for families to store, share, and print heirloom-quality family history charts and graphs. (owned by, Inc.) began six weeks ago with the launch of a beta site.

During the six-week beta period (that ended in the beginning of August), more than ten million names and almost seven hundred GEDCOMs were uploaded to the site. This averages to approximately 250,000 names added per day.

Upcoming site features include the ability to edit information and change the display and output settings of each tree, photo links, research connection links between different trees based on ancestral relationships, printing features for family trees with pictures, the ability to embed family trees into blogs, and other features requested by users. Suggestions for the site can be sent to

An index of the GEDCOMs stored on will be available as part of free search results on, Inc. Launches Beta of

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

8.4 million ancestors added to community in three weeks

PROVO, UT, July 21, 2008 — announced the beta launch of, an innovative and fun family tree building community that has added 8.4 million ancestor names in the past three weeks.

“ adds a much needed family tree component to our ‘innovative tools to connect families’ strategy. By adding a user-uploaded family tree community, millions of additional names can now be searched online and more people can get connected to their families,” said Paul Allen, CEO,, Inc. CEO. “We’re really excited this community has taken off with thousands of users in the past few weeks.” utilizes powerful Web 2.0 technologies to provide an exciting, free, and useful family history experience. The service will offer the ability to share family tree files with people throughout the world, create charts and reports, and provide the option to embed trees on any Web site or blog, and more.

Historically, high-quality charts often required expensive software. Using, individuals can use the Internet’s first live family tree charting engine to build and print heirloom-quality, full color charts, or export them to a file. will offer hundreds of, backgrounds, frames, box borders and more to help users customize their charts.

“Fifteen years ago, when I began gathering information on my wife’s family tree, I was impressed by how many photographs I could not identify, and how many people who knew the family history where no longer with us. I formed the impression that now is the time, maybe the last time, to assemble the family tree before so much of it would be lost forever,” said Drew Spencer, user. “Now, when I print reports of the family for relatives, and share the photos I have collected, I know that it was worth the effort.”
Individuals who upload trees can share their content with the world, potentially helping others find ancestors. However, respects the work of individuals who contribute to the community. Members can remove their content from the site at any time. does not share information on living family members. Information in family trees regarding living persons will appear on the individual’s personal family tree, but will not be visible to individuals on the Internet unless they have been given permission.


Media Contact

Whitney Ransom
Corporate Communications Director, Inc.

About, Inc., Inc. is a family of services that includes,,, and the We’re Related and MyFamily applications on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families., Inc. has more than 1.9 million unique global visitors each month and 17.5 million impressions per month. Founded in 2006 by Paul Allen and several key members of the original team, provides affordable access to genealogy databases and family history tools. More than 30,000 individuals have subscribed to With more than a billion records and thousands of databases–including birth, death, military, census, and parish records– helps fill in missing information in your family tree. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Gould Genealogy, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.

Announcing’s Newest Web Site:, A New Revolutionary Publishing Site

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Join WebTree, New Revolutionary Family Tree Publishing Site
Upload Your GEDCOM Today, a revolutionary family tree building community, is pre-launching, and you are invited to become a member. is looking for early adopters, like you, to share your content on a site that aims to be the largest, community-driven family tree site on the Web. Click here to register and upload your GEDCOM.

Benefits of becoming part of this free community:

* 100% FREE because YOU Own Your Content! is completely FREE. respects the hard work you’ve put into your family history and we’re not about to take that away from you. You can delete your file at any time, no questions asked.

* Beautiful Presentation! has built an unparalleled family tree browsing experience. Your family tree is presented online in the most modern and feature-filled presentation of any family tree site on the Internet. Viewing your family tree on the Web has never looked so good!

* Software-Quality Charts! For the first time, you can build heirloom-quality charts on the Internet, with lots of custom options! After building a chart exactly to your liking, you can export it to a file to be printed or print directly to your printer, in full color. You can be proud of the charts you build without paying for expensive software.

* Share with the World. gives you more options than ever to share your family tree. We’re building the next-generation family tree community that helps your connect with other members in new and interesting ways – all the while, helping you find your ancestors. even enables you to embed your family tree into your own web site (if you have one). Your content will also be searchable at You may help others break down their brick walls with your content.