LegacyStories.org is First Website to read FamilySearch.org Family Tree

FamilySearch.org has awarded LegacyStories.org certified affiliate status for Family Tree Access.

This read-only capability is the first of two certifications that will eventually allow people to link multi-media stories to ancestors found on the FamilySearch.org Family Tree.

“We are proud and excited to be the first web application that can search for ancestors on the FamilySearch.org Family Tree”, says Tom Cormier, LegacyStories.org co-founder.

FamilySearch is scheduled to launch the revolutionary Tree Connect feature in late November, 2012. LegacyStories.org has all but completed the necessary requirements to be certified for the Tree Connect feature when it becomes available.

Until then, LegacyStories.org members can write or record their ancestor stories, search the Family Tree for the ancestor they wish to link them to, and bookmark the name to a list so that when Tree Connect is launched it will only take one step to link the stories.

Cormier continues, “The Tree Connect feature is going to revolutionize the genealogy world. With this technology LegacyStories.org can turn 2-dimensional ancestor records into 3-dimensional life with talking photos, multi-media story pages and more. It’s finally time to put the leaves on the family tree.

To learn how the process works visit the site’s dedicated FamilySearch webpage at: http://www.legacystories.org/fsearch.

About Legacy Stories

LegacyStories.org is a heritage-centric meeting place for sharing stories that can teach and inspire. The cloud-based site provides members with five privacy levels for friends and family networks plus on all content. Members can visit The Legacy Shop with hundreds of heritage-related products like genealogy books, software and technology. You can join or create groups for genealogy, family reunions, historical and genealogical societies and more.

The free LegacyStories.org membership offers generous access to all features with the ability to write, publish and link an unlimited number of multi-media stories, up to 100 ancestor photos, 5 audio recordings, 5 talking photos and much more. Members can pay a nominal monthly or annual fee to acquire additional features. Learn more at www.legacystories.org.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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