I surprised myself. After a few more fixes in attempting to merge the display algorithms, I realized that my Friday arguments weren’t beneficial enough to go through that right now. So I left the input improvements and backed out of my data structure changes. Now back towards getting done what’s needed to get to beta.
On the Internet, the competition for family networking and build-your-trees online sites is getting crazy. New sites are popping up every day. Almost all are free and “secure” and have the goal of linking everyone in the world into one big tree.
So how do you pick between: AGES-online, Amiglia, AprilTree, Distributed Family Tree Project, FamiliaOnline, Famillion, FamilyInHistory, FamilyLink, Family Pursuit, FamilyRelatives, FamilyTrackers, Family Tree Drillet, FamilyTree (for Facebook), Family Tree Guide, Findmypast, Genealogia, Genebase, Genes Reunited, Geni, GNTP, JotSpot, LostCousins, My Great Big Family, MyTrees Online, OneFamilyTree, One Great Family, Online Family Tree, PedigreeSoft, SharedTree, TreeX, TribalPages, WeRelate and Zooof? Then there’s the 3 more I just found out about and added today: Famiva, Genoom and Kincafe to my Online Genealogy Programs section of my Genealogy Software Links page. Have I missed any?
If there’s money to be made in this, then someone will step in and start to buy a few out and the others will fold. Maybe the general public and younger audiences like social networking. But I’m not sure if true family genealogists really want what they’re offering. Go back to my March 25, 2007 post for my previous thoughts on this.