I spent some time with Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com this morning looking at their product. It is a very interesting family tree program that has a social media aspect to it. The social media part resembles what you would see on FaceBook, so those users will find the interface very easy to use. You can also tag photographs in a similar fashion to FaceBook.
As of this morning, MyHeritage had 20 million trees, 819 million profiles, and 126 million photos. MyHeritage has many privacy options. The default for family trees is to hide all living people. This setting can be changed. Trees can be made password protected also.
Being an Official Blogger, I was given a free trial account. I was happy to accept that because the demo I got this morning was fantastic. I can see using this for my clients since the privacy is so great and because I was told that you can add administrators to the tree and pass it along. This means a professional genealogist like myself can create a tree for a client and upload it to MyHeritage. The client will be able to see the things I add and when I’m finished I can make the client the administrator if they open an account with MyHeritage and pass the project off at the end. They can continue adding to it. What a great idea!
I plan to check out this site once I get home and I will blog more about my experience using it. Stay tuned!
Disclosure: I am an Official Blogger at FGS2011 and was given a free one-year account with MyHeritage.com to check it out for myself and talk about it.Tweet