When I first learned about the website last year, I had high hopes, as it listed some very impressive features and intentions. It seemed as though development since that time had been coming more slowly than I’d hoped (as the corporate blog had been fairly quiet as to new features put in place as of late), but perhaps I’m just impatient.
Regardless, I was pleased to see the recent announcement. The family tree entry process other than via GEDCOM is a bit painful, and the site is still devoid of a number of features that one would eventually like to see, but improvements in all areas of the website are expected. The product is still young and in beta after all.
I certainly hope it succeeds, as its aims are lofty and well-intentioned. The company appears to answer queries through its feedback boards quite quickly, which is also a good sign. Perhaps the best way to currently interface with the product is to use your software package of choice and make changes there, while periodically uploading a GEDCOM to the site to put in place any updates for the benefit of others researching your family lines.
We’ll have to see what the future brings. With respect to that issue, perhaps you have some insights that you’ll be able to share.]]>