Modern Software Experience

2008-12-08

Social Genealogy Chronological Overview

This resource was originally posted as part of the Social Genealogy article.

existing services

1999-10-10: RootsWeb WorldConnect

2000-03-10: Ancestry.com Online Family Tree (OFT) (retired in 2010, in favour of Ancestry.com Member Trees)

2001-01-24: OneGreatFamily

2001-09-27: DrAlex FamiliaOnline

2001-12-01: GenCircles

2002-10-01: Vitatela (service terminated)

2002-11-05: Genes Reunited

2004-04-04: FamilyTrackers

2005-05-26: AprilTree (Web Archive) defunct since 2008 Jan

"web 2.0"

2006-01-16: TNG Network (GENDEX index)

2006-05-17: Amiglia (defunct)

2006-06-01: myGenea (Web Archive)

2006-07-27: GenMates.com / GenMates.net (defunct)

2006-07-27: Dandelife (defunct)

2006-09-25: StamboomZoeker.nl (Dutch GENDEX index)

2006-10-03: KinJunction (defunct)

2006-12-23: FamilyTreeSeeker (English variant of StamboomZoeker.nl)

2006-11-17: SharedTree

2007-01-19: NokTree

2007-01-16: Geni

2007-01-31: OurStory

2007-02-24: Zooof.com (bought by MyHeritage.com, defunct)

2007-02-27: LivingGenealogy (defunct)

2007-03-18: Famiva

2007-03-27: FamilyOne.de (German)

2007-04-18:FamilyHistoryLink (originally named FamilyLink, defunct now)

2007-03-31: FamilyEcho

2007-03-22: KinCafe

2007-05-04: familiepagina.nl (Dutch)

2007-06-26: Verwandt.de

2007-06-27: Family Tree on FaceBook (FamilyBuilder, originally iFamily)

2007-07-04: Genoom

2007-08-01: AGES Online

2007-08-04: Story of My Life

2007-08-10: FamilyPursuit

2007-08-21: Famillion (defunct)

2007-08-22: mokrewni.pl (Polish Verwandt.de)

2007-08-24: parentistretti.it (Italian Verwandt.de)

2007-08-27: MyHeritage (2.0)

2007-09-01: FamilyRelatives (2.0)

2007-09-19: Family In History (defunct)

2007-10-14: We’re Related (FamilyLink FaceBook app)

2007-10-16: miparentela.com (Spanish Verwandt.de, originally miparentela.es)

2007-10-18: meusparentes.com.pt (Portuguese Verwandt.de)

2007-10-22: Kindo

2007-10-23: GeneTree (out of beta: 2009-03-09)

2007-11-26: Dynastree (English Verwandt.de, originally www.itsourtree.com)

2007-11-20: myfamily.com (2.0)

2007-11-13: iBibo OneFamily (defunct)

2007-11-15: FamilyCrossings

2007-11-19: 23andMe

2007-11-29: meusparentes.com.br (Brazilian Verwandt.de)

2007-11-25: TreeX

2007-12-07: boon.lv (also ciltskoks.lv) (Latvian but has English interface)

2008

2008-02-04: Family Group (WorldVitalRecords FaceBook app) (defunct)

2008-02-18: JoinTheFamily (Danish, does have English UI)

2008-02-21: Family Tree for Bebo (FamilyBuilder)

2008-03-02: RelativelyMe (OneGreatFamily FaceBook app)

2008-03-06: MyGreatBigFamily.com

2008-03-??: FamilyBuilder Family Tree for MySpace (appears defunct)

2008-03-26: familleunie.fr (French Verwandt.de, originally notresmala.fr)

2008-03-28: AncestralForest

2008-04-??: verwandt.ch (Swiss Verwandt.de)

2008-04-??: verwandt.at (Austrian Verwandt.de)

2008-04-21: m.familiepagina.nl (mobile familiepagina.nl)

2008-04-28: Verwant.nl (Dutch Verwandt.de)

2008-05-04: Familieband (Dutch)

2008-05-07: HelloTree

2008-05-15: Familii (defunct)

2008-05-20: Family Tree for Hi5 (FamilyBuilder)

2008-05-20: Family Tree for Orkut (FamilyBuilder)

2008-06-??: FamilyDen (defunct)

2008-06-14: AncestralSpace

2008-06-20: FamilyLink buys My Family FaceBook app.

2008-06-28: WebTree by FamilyLink née WorldVitalRecords (defunct)

2008-08-02: TribalJunction (defunct)

2008-08-12: Famento

2008-08-24: Family Den (defunct)

2008-10-07: Family Mingle

2008-12-02: FaceBook: Genoom

2008-12-18: ItRunsInMyFamily (health history)

2008-12-29: GenoLink (Russian)

2008-12-31: GaggleTree (defunct)

200?-??-??: WebBiographies (defunct)

2008-??-??: Ohile

2009-01-01: arcalife (defunct)

2009-01-05: Family Photoloom

2009-01-28: semyaonline.ru (Russian Verwandt.de)

2009-02-26: myFamily·ology

2009-02-26: AncestralAtlas

2009-04-09: Geni.com on FaceBook

2008-??-??: MyFamilyHealth

200?-??-??: FaceBook: MyFamilyHealth Family Tree

2008-??-??: Family Tree Online 24 (German)

2009-??-??: Family Tree Online (English domain name for fto24.de)

2009-06-22: GenerationDB

2009-06-30: akrabaonline (Turkish Verwandt.de)

2009-08-10: aettartal.is (Icelandic and English)

2009-12-06: Mundia

2009-0?-??: BringFamily (defunct)

2010-??-??: eFamily

2010-06-??: MemoriesGrow

updates

Somewhere in 2007 iFamily changed its name to FamilyBuilder, but did not issue a press release. The name change is probably because of possible confusion with the already existing iFamily genealogy application for MacOS.

2008-01-14 WorldVitalRecords has changed its name to FamilyLink.

2008-05-01 Friends Reunited drops its subscription model and becomes free, but Genes Reunited and Friends Reunited Dating remain subscription based.

Recent Ancestry.com press releases claim that Online Family Tree got started in 1999. Ancestry Daily News mentioned it on 2000 Mar 10.

2008-09-19 FamilyLink renamed FamilyHistoryLink.

2008-09-22 MyHeritage.com buys Kindo.com.

2008-10-23: It’s Our Tree out of beta.

2008-11-20: It’s Our Tree renames to Dynastree.

2010-09-02: eFamily acquires Famiva.

2011-04-23: The KinJuction web site is defunct. Broken link has been removed.

2011-04-23: FamilyBuilder Family Tree for MySpace appears defunct. Broken link has been removed.

2011-04-23: Dandelife is defunct. Added a link to Kelly Abbott's 2009 article about shutting Dandelife down.

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