This last week Family Pursuit Beta 1.0 was launched and I am excited to be among the testers. This web-based genealogy application promises tools to organize your research and collaborate with others.
The user interface is clean and consistent. A tutorial explains the application and there are help links available on every page. I was interested in how the company would fulfill their promise to “enable genealogy enthusiasts to involve family members who have never engaged in family history work. ” After spending a few hours using the beta, I think Family Pursuit, LC is on a path of innovation for genealogy software. Those more experienced with family history now have tools available to mentor beginners in the research process and work collaboratively toward a common goal.
It is early in the beta process and not all features are available. Overall, I like what I have seen so far and will share more details as the beta testing continues.