07 April 2016

The Family History Guide (FREE Resource)



One of the semifinalists in the 2016 Innovator Showdown at Rootstech was The Family History Guide.

Dick Eastman (Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter) gives you a great overview of this new website in his post, The Family History Guide is Now Available Online.

The Family History Guide is a huge website aimed for beginners and advanced genealogy researchers alike. It is not a simple ebook published in PDF or some other format. Instead, it is a full interactive guide that contains some of its information on the Family History Guide’s own web site and adds hundreds of links to other web sites that also contain useful information...

I will admit that once Rootstech ended, I haven’t given much thought to the Innovator Showdown, the semifinalists nor winners.

Have any of you checked them out? If you have, please share which is your favorite and why? 

Finalists
Location
Video Submission
Tap Genes
1st Place
$20,000 cash
$25,000 in-kind prizes
*
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Your health. Your legacy. Their future. Preserve your family's health story.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45744-tapgenes-discover-your-family-s-health-story
Studio (by Legacy Republic)
2nd Place
$14,000 cash
$25,000 in-kind prizes
*
Santa Clara, California, USA
Solving America’s one-billion photo album problem.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45750-studio-by-legacy-republic
Twile
3rd Place
$6,000 cash
$25,000 in kind prizes
*
Peoples Choice Award! - $10,000
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK
Twile turns your family tree in to a rich, visual time line of your family history.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45738-twile
Provo, Utah, USA
The market place for family discovery.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45758-ancestorcloud
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
A journaling platform that allows users to capture and organize meaningful content from their life.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45753-jrnl
Oakland, California, USA

Semi-Finalists
Location
Video Submission
Paris, France
Famicity, a service to preserve and enhance a family legacy, from roots to the future.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45118-famicity
Vienna, Austria
Online family history for central and eastern Europe. We bring your ancestors to life!

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45469-gensoup
Kaysville, Utah, USA
Indexing for families, by families.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45783-kindex
St. George, Utah, USA
Preserve a legacy by digitizing a journal. Transcribe, access online, and share with family, friends, or the world.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45503-legacy-scribes
Yuba City, California, USA
Expansive journaling for today, genealogy for the future.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45452-scribbitt
Sandy, Utah, USA
Your free learning, resource, and training center for family history.

http://rootstech.devpost.com/submissions/45454-the-family-history-guide














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