Genes Reunited, a leading family history website, has announced the addition of new and innovative features including a Keepsafe, for digitally storing all of users' family records, photos and memories, and Relation Profiles, where users can view and edit details about each individual in their tree. This latest addition comes after genesreunited.co.uk recently refreshed its appearance with a new, and easy to navigate redesign.
The Keepsafe is a unique and organised way to collate family history. It's a place for members to safely store and share documents, from photos and certificates to maps and letters, and is available to all members who'll have the option to open their images to the public, keep them private or share them with other members, family and friends. They'll even be able to share their Keepsafe on Facebook. At launch, there were over 2.7 million private images already uploaded to Keepsafe.
Relation Profiles are automatically created for each relation Genes Reunited members add when building a family tree. It includes a clear timeline, notes section and immediate family tree, as well as a section prompting members what to do next in their research. Users can edit the details and these changes will be reflected in the tree. Any photos or records that are attached to the person can be viewed too and each profile can also be printed, so they can be easily shared.
Genes Reunited automatically creates 'Hot Matches' where members who have the same relations in their family tree are matched with each other. Many members have collected rich data on their relatives and having the option to share this with other members can be very beneficial to their research. At launch there will be over 260 million profiles already created - equivalent to over 4 records for every man, woman and child in the UK .
Rhoda Breakell, Head of Genes Reunited, commented: "Imagine being able to find out more information about your ancestors than you could have ever hoped for; stories, timelines and more besides. Relation Profiles are places where our members can store all of this information and then share it with each other. Who knows what anecdotes someone else might have written about your ancestors?"
The Keepsafe and Relation Profile pages are available online at www.genesreunited.co.uk for all members.
About Genes Reunited:
Genes Reunited was launched in 2003 as a sister-site to the Internet phenomenon Friends Reunited. Since then it has grown to become the UK's largest genealogy search website.
It marked a revolution in genealogy and ancestry by combining them with Internet social-networking. Members are able to build their family tree by posting it on the site and investigating which ancestors they share with other members. They can also search historical records such as census, birth, marriage, online death records, and military records.
Genes Reunited has 12 million members and over 780 million names listed. One new name is added to the site every single second.
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