Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Twile and FamilySearch Integration




As of 28 Sept 2016, we can now import our FamilySearch tree directly into Twile. This is a great step forward for the timeline visualization offered by Twile. 

After importing your tree, a timeline is generated showing the key milestones such as births, deaths, and marriages. Photos are also displayed. 


The screen gets pretty busy if you have a lot of entries. You can view the time line for your Close Family (your descendants, immediate family members and direct ancestors), All Family (everyone in your tree), or just a single person. 

If you are a paid subscriber you can also add historical events that interest you. Currently
Inventions, World War 1, and World War 2 are available.  

Here is a sample of my timeline with Inventions added. 


I love timelines. One enhancement I would love to see is the option to see two individual timelines above/below each other. It would make it a lot easier to compare individuals.

Interesting concept and a nice view of your family and history. Check it out at twile.comhttps://twile.com/





Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Historical Records Update from FamilySearch, Week of Oct 10, 2016

This past week FamilySearch added significant historic records online for Belgium, Maine, New Zealand, and Tennessee, and Revolutionary War records for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. 
See the below for these and more historic records added this week at FamilySearch.org


Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
136,857
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,451
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,995
57091
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
851
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
64,333
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,189
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,093
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
194
New browsable image collection.
0
403
Added images to an existing collection
134
219990
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
857,382
0
New indexed records collection
0
427
Added images to an existing collection
4,952
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
616
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
83,366
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
48,887
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
71,496
4251
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
55,431
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
576,750
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
2106
Added images to an existing collection
0
121
Added images to an existing collection