Saturday, April 10, 2010

"FamilyLink is (or soon will be) for genealogists"

I've been away from the computer for most of the day, so I just read this post by Paul Allen - FamilyLink is (or soon will be) for genealogists on his blog,

Paul's post was written, at least partially, in response to my blog post Do I Need FamilyLink Plus? which was pretty critical of the social networking site.

I really appreciate Paul understanding my frustration with some of his websites and products - and he's right - I do look at things from a genealogist's point of view. And I sometimes have an "I'll Believe It When I See It" attitude. My use of social networks to communicate with other researchers and family members is frequent, but not in online family trees (mainly because the family isn't really into genealogy, unfortunately!).

I am pleased that Paul wrote that his company will be "for genealogists" in the near future (hope springs eternal here in the Genealogy Cave). I look forward to that, and I think that all genealogy researchers look forward to that because has already made, and can make more, significant contributions to the genealogy world.

My thanks to Paul for helping us understand the progress that is making and I look forward to reporting about that progress as it happens.

1 comment:

M. Diane Rogers said...

Couldn't agree more, Randy! I'm sure that Paul Allen (the lesser) knows what he is about, as far as business goes, but you might think that since he's one of the on-line genealogy pioneers, he'd be more interested in allowing genealogists more support, for example, GEDCOM capability.
Of course, I am still ticked that one of 'his' other companies, World Vital Records, degraded my original subscription. That wasn't a genealogist friendly move either.