Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
LegacyStories.org, the new family history-based archive and social network, is the first certified web application to read the rebuilt FamilySearch Family Tree.
FamilySearch is the official database for ancestry with over 3.4 billion personal records. This is an interim step towards full certification of the TreeConnect feature slated for release in early 2013.
LegacyStories.org's "Talking Photos" feature gives voice to ancestors by recording oral narratives directly from the user's computer microphone while describing ancestor photos or images. Additionally, members can use the site's multi-media "Story Pages" to write in-depth stories about ancestors or the genealogist's journey of discovery.
In both cases, when the TreeConnect feature is released a link can be placed on the ancestor record so that when researchers find the person they can click on the link to learn, read or hear stories related to the ancestor.
"We put the leaves on the family tree by bringing the dry facts of the person to life in 3-dimensional form," said Tom Cormier, co-founder of LegacyStories.org. "We offer a way to give the gift of legacy to ancestors who deserve an honored place in family history."
LegacyStories.org is a free site with added feature upgrades available at a nominal price. The site offers more than the chance to tell legacy stories. Members can create groups, interact and collaborate. The Legacy Shop offers an array of products such as books on genealogy, writing memoirs, oral history techniques, as well as genealogy software, tools and technology to digitize media, scan photos, and much more.
There is a directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies from around the world as well as local Certified Legacy Advisors to assist where needed.
"As an Accredited Genealogist I have found LegacyStories.org to be a gift to give voice to my ancestors and those for my clients," says Golden Adams. "I believe this will revolutionize the world of genealogy, making it infinitely more engaging for people of all ages to discover their past while being entertained in the process."