Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ancestry's Mythical OneWorldConnect

Ancestry.com Dendrology 101: Ancestry's Mythical OneWorldConnect

According to one competitor's website, Ancestry.com has a tree system called OneWorldConnect. See the detail from their website, below. Sorry, guys. There is no such tree system. One wonders if they were trying to reference OneWorldTree or WorldConnect. However, OneWorldTree is, to use their terminology, an "Internet-Based Collective Family Tree" (albeit read-only). And WorldConnect is "a collection of family trees."

A competitor examines Ancestry's non-existent OneWorldConnect
A competitor examines Ancestry's non-existent OneWorldConnect

In my opinion, an example of a "Linked Family Tree" is GenCircles Global Tree and their SmartMatching. But this isn't meant to be an inventory of all Internet tree systems. Otherwise I'd take the time to show you an example of GenCircles SmartMatching for George Washington.

In conclusion, be assured that Ancestry.com has no OneWorldConnect and has no Linked Family Tree.

2 comments:

  1. Just wanted to thank you for your great "Dendrology 101" series of posts. You seem to be one of the few that has a broad view and understanding of the various offerings, features, and limitations -- plus you have the ability to clearly describe them in a most logical and entertaining way!

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