Comments on: A Fast 11 Years at Ancestry.com: Billions of Historic Records, Millions of Customers and A Boat-Load of Code Later http://blogs.ancestry.com/techroots/a-fast-11-years-at-ancestry-com-billions-of-historic-records-millions-of-customers-and-a-boat-load-of-code-later/ Ancestry.com Tech Roots Blogs Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:58:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Michael Meallinghttp://blogs.ancestry.com/techroots/a-fast-11-years-at-ancestry-com-billions-of-historic-records-millions-of-customers-and-a-boat-load-of-code-later/#comment-2390 Michael Mealling Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:26:47 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/techroots/?p=733#comment-2390 I found this blog yesterday after posting an enhancement request on the message boards and the Facebook page. The company I run, Pipefish.com, is building a taste graph based social network so I’m familiar with many of the graph related systems you guys are probably using. I even saw several ancestry.com people at the MLConf Workshop for GraphLAB on July 1. Does Ancestry.com use GraphLAB at all?

Anyway, my question is when/if Ancestry.com is planning on giving users direct access to the graph? Looking at several of the threads on the Message Boards there are requests such as tree audits, relationship confidence, typed edges other than familial (co-worker, army buddy, etc), etc. Some of these could easily be done by third parties who could build add-on apps that could help build out where Ancestry.com doesn’t have the resources. I definitely realize how much of a headache creating an API is but its something I kept wanting to reach for as I used the system.

I’ve been using Ancestry.com for about a year. I have two trees of about a thousand people. And I’m sending in my DNA kit tomorrow.

Thanks!

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