Die spätestens seit der letzten Rootstech bekannte Zeitstrahl Website Twile hat auch in diesem Jahr rechtzeitig zu Rootstech 2017 wieder Neuigkeiten parat. Bis Anfang Februar 2017 hat Twile für die Nutzung von Premium Funktionen noch einen Abo-Preis verlangt. Ab sofort sind alle Funktionen kostenlos für jeden Nutzer nutzbar.
Zusätzlich gibt es für Twile Nutzer eine nette Infografik über die eigene Familienforschung. Wer diese ausprobieren möchte, besucht nach dem Upload einer GEDCOM Datei die Seite twile.com/numbers und bekommt nach kurzer Berechnungszeit die Grafik angezeigt.
Pressmitteilung vom 02. Februar 2017
Doncaster: 2nd February 2017
Family history timeline Twile have today released a new infographic feature, designed to help family historians share their research and engage younger generations.
With over 60% of family historians concerned that their findings will be lost or forgotten and 74% doubtful if anyone will continue their family history research*, Twile have come up a quick and interesting way of getting non-genealogists interested in their ancestry.
Twile’s new personalised family infographic is free and available to everyone – whether currently using Twile or not – at http://www.twile.com/numbers. Users simply import their FamilySearch tree or upload a GEDCOM and their infographic is automatically created.
Users will be able to see statistics such as the average number of children per family, the most common surnames, the ratio of men to women and the average age of marriage.
The infographic can then be shared easily with other members of the family. Because 80% of family historians use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to communicate with friends and family, Twile have designed the infographic to be shared online, as well as downloaded and printed.
Twile CEO Paul Brooks comments “We’re constantly trying to find ways to help our customers get their wider family interested and engaged in their family history research. Our timeline goes a long way towards helping with that, but the new infographic injects some more fun into it.”
Twile will have a competition running throughout February to win a $200 Amazon gift card. Customers can create their infographic at www.twile.com/numbers, share it and tag Twile on Facebook (@TwileTimeline) or Twitter (@TwileTweets) to enter the prize draw.
Pressmitteilung vom 07. Februar 2017
Doncaster: 7th February 2017
Family history timeline Twile announces its service is now free for all users.
The UK based company, who will be exhibiting at RootsTech in Salt Lake City this week, have revised their subscription in order to fully embrace their mission of making family history more engaging for the whole family.
The totally free service now allows all Twile users to:
- Build their family tree
- Share and collaborate with family
- Add unlimited milestones and photos
- Import trees and memories from FamilySearch
- Import and merge multiple GEDCOM file
Paul Brooks, CEO comments “When we started Twile, our vision was for all family members to share and collaborate on their family story. We want family historians to share their research with their family and we want the whole family to get involved – we felt that the paid subscription was getting in the way.”
Twile, winners of last year’s People’s Choice award at RootsTech, have received financial backing from Findmypast and other investors. Paul adds “Although we will no longer be charging customers to use our core product, clearly we still need to make money. We have some ideas for optional add-ons that customers could purchase to enhance their Twile experience, but we don’t plan to charge a subscription fee or to limit usage again.”
Privacy is a key part of Twile’s offering and the company wants to assure customers that their personal data is secure and will never be sold. Paul adds “We are aware of concerns within the industry about the privacy of data, but we will never sell our customer data or jeopardise their privacy in any way.”