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Real-Time Collaboration, Inc. Unveils AncestorSync™ To Bridge The Gap Between Desktop and Online Family History
AncestorSync™ enables you to synchronize your family tree, source documents, citations, and notes across all of your computers and a web pedigree of your choice.
Orem, Utah (Real-Time Collaboration) May 10, 2011 – Real-Time Collaboration has announced the release of their latest offering, AncestorSync™, which allows you to seamlessly download, upload, or synchronize your family tree from your online pedigree to your personal computer, and back again. AncestorSync™ is the first service on the market that allows you to easily move all of your family history work from a desktop genealogy program to an online pedigree without anyone or anything getting lost in the process.
AncestorSync™ has partnerships with FamilySearch, Geni, Inc., and ourFamilyology, Inc. and is a joint venture of Ohana Software, LLC. and SharingTime, LLC., wholly owned subsidiaries of Real-Time Collaboration.
“AncestorSync™ is precisely the type of service we envisioned when we created the Geni API. Genealogists no longer must choose between their favorite desktop software and Geni. With AncestorSync™ as the bridge, they can maintain their offline tree while taking advantage of the incredibly rich data and collaborative community Geni offers,”
states Noah Tutak, Geni CEO.
“AncestorSync™ makes interfacing you genealogical data with FamilySearch family tree easy. One product to read, write and synchronize your tree regardless of the desktop software you may own,” says Gordon Clarke, FamilySearch Web Services Product Manager.
“AncestorSync™ will be of great value to genealogists by expanding their ability to work with their desktop application and sync their data with our online service. We look forward to adding this feature for our customers,” says Brandy Sacco founder and owner of ourFamilyology.
AncestorSync™ supports a variety of program formats including: Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree, PAF, RootsMagic and GEDCOM. It will soon support The Master Genealogist and MacFamilyTree. AncestorSync™ will be available in June for a budget-friendly $15 annual fee, and is PC and Mac compatible.
About Real-Time Collaboration, Inc.
Real-Time Collaboration melds social networking capabilities with state-of-the-art family history and genealogy technologies to connect individuals around the world who share common ancestors. Real-Time Collaboration is based in Orem, Utah.
The SharingTime team would like to say “Thank You!” to all the beta testers who are participating in our beta testing. SharingTime is meant to be a tool that make genealogy research and collaboration easier for beginners and experts alike. Your bug reports, suggestions and comments are very important for that process and for improving SharingTime.
Along with many bug fixes (see below) and some minor performance tweaks we rolled out today, we also released a new feature called Ancestor Watch™.
If you’re anything like me, Ancestor Watch™ is going to rock your world. I have ancestors that I have reached a dead-end with. With Ancestor Watch™, you simply mark those ancestors as Watched and continue on your merry way. When something about that ancestor changes in New FamilySearch their name and a list of changes will appear on the Recently Updated Ancestors list in the SharingTime plugin.
Want to try out Ancestor Watch™ but you don’t know who you should Watch? Some good starting places include ancestors you are currently researching, your end-of-line ancestors, ancestors that are missing data and anyone else you’re interested in watching.
Why Watch an ancestor, you ask? In the case of my dead-end ancestors, I hope that someone out there has the information I’m missing and that they add it to New FamilySearch. When that happens maybe I’ll find out where exactly Patrick McGuinnes was born and who his parents were. If someone else contributes similar information to what I already added to New FamilySearch – yet another spelling variation on McGuinnes, perhaps – at least I will have someone to collaborate with!
The SharingTime platform allows family history buffs around the world to collaborate in real-time in their own languages on shared family trees and histories inside of New FamilySearch for the first time ever
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Real-Time Collaboration, Inc. today announced SharingTime™, a new Web-based service that allows family history buffs around the world to simultaneously collaborate with other genealogists on shared family trees created inside of New FamilySearch. Read more