We’ve hit another milestone recently, reaching 500 million names added to the system.
This is remarkable especially considering the relatively short time frame we’ve been at this–about 19 months. During that time, more than 4.5 million people have created a family tree, more than 7 million photos have been uploaded, and more than 1 million family members have been invited to help build the family tree.
70 million historical records have been attached to those 500 million names, with more than half of those the result of an Ancestry Hint.
It is incredibly exciting to watch this unfold as all of us collectively create an amazing linkage of family histories–records, photos, names, dates, places, relationships, all being connected and grouped. While the individual names are priceless to those family members finding them (so is seeing an ancestor’s photo for the first time, as has happened to me!), the millions (and billions) of connection points that are being made is truly remarkable.
Thanks for making it happen.
Have you found a name, record, photo, story, or other information that has been memorable? Leave a comment or send me an email (kfreestone at tgn.com). We’d love to hear your story.
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