Two people have notified me about the new company Geni, founded by former PayPal Executive David Sacks, that plans to “create a family tree of the whole world.”
TechCrunch has a post about Geni today and there are already 17 comments on it, including from some pretty smart readers.
Other efforts to do this have been underway for many years, including Ancestry.com’s OneWorldTree, the LDS Church, and OneGreatFamily.com. To have a Silicon Valley based company jump into this “family tree” space will be really interesting to watch.
BTW, I really like the new Ancestry.com logo. It’s much better than the old one.
2 thoughts on “Creating a Family Tree of the Whole World”
I think it would be fun to be part of a project like that. I’ve considered what it would take to accomplish this and it is mind boggling the data that would have to be kept straight. 6 billion inhabitants and most of them with no records.
I noticed Geni is open now. It has a nice AJAX interface, well done. But it has very basic functionality, genealogically. I assume there will be more coming.