1) When I entered the website URL, I saw this screen:
The site says:
"Gigatrees.com was created for all types of users, from family historian newbies to certified genealogist technonerds. Regardless of your flavor, Gigatrees.com will make building your family tree a piece of cake. And when you are ready to take your Genealogy to the next level, you'll find Gigatrees.com provides loads of advanced features not found on other family trees, including support for the Genealogy Proof Standard, Bonkers consistency checking, Census Table Reports, Ancestor Distribution Heatmaps, Generation Lists and much, much more.
Reading the text, it appears that you submit your family tree via a GEDCOM file, or add content person-by-person on the site, and then the GigaTrees site examines and analyzes your tree persons. It also creates a set of files that could be uploaded to a website.
Note that the screen above has very few links or menus. In fact, zero, except for the three bars at the top left of the screen on the line with the word "GIGATREES." Clicking on the three bars, revealed a menu on the left side of the screen:
On that list is:
* Sign In - I created an account
* Blog - see http://gigatrees.com/blog/
* User Guide - a how-to for advanced users; see http://gigatrees.com/userguide
* Gigatree - build an offline family tree for download
I clicked on "Gigatree" and the screen showed some buttons for:
* Upload GEDCOM
* Restore Default Config
* Save Config
* Build Gigatree
I clicked on the "Upload GEDCOM" button and the GEDCOM file, with over 12,000 persons, started to upload. It took about 8 minutes:
After the GEDCOM upload, I was back to the GigaTrees page. I scrolled down a bit and added a tree name, then checked out all of the Configuration items. Here are the first two screens with the title and configuration details:
After checking all of the Configuration items, I clicked the button at the top of the screen to "Save Config."
That took some minutes to save (as I recall), and then this screen appeared:
At the top of the screen above, with the light yellow background, is the message:
"Almost there. We'll send you an email when your build is complete."
Well, I've not received an email over the last three days, and when I check the site I cannot see any tree data.
There is a sample tree for viewers to look at - see Tim Forsythe's The Forsythe Saga - and explore.
Hopefully, I will be able to display and demonstrate more on this site when my tree has been built by GigaTrees.
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