The following is a press release from TREEFIC.COM:
Cambridge, England, 2nd December 2004 -- TREEFIC.COM invites genealogists to build and publish their family trees online at TREEFIC's innovative new website. TREEFIC creates high-quality interactive family tree diagrams that can be viewed using a normal web browser.
Since July dozens of testers have been using TREEFIC to build and display their family histories. After much positive feedback the testing phase has been declared over and TREEFIC has opened its doors to all.
Genealogists who have already recorded their family tree can upload a GEDCOM file into their TREEFIC site. They can choose to make the site public or to restrict access with a password. Alternatively trees can be built directly online; in this way it's possible for several people to work collaboratively on different parts of a single tree.
TREEFIC sites are centred around the tree diagrams, which can show many generations of descendants or ancestors of any individual. Each individual also has a biography page where births, marriages and deaths can be mixed with text and photos. Sites also have time lines, an index of names and a search facility.
Users can record thousands of individuals, and it's possible to view diagrams of hundreds at a time on the screen. Diagrams can also be downloaded as PDF files for printing.
The TREEFIC website features a number of demonstration including a royal genealogy containing more than 3000 individuals and a "fantasy family" where visitors can try out TREEFIC's online editing features.
Unlike some other sites TREEFIC does not require any special "plugins" or software to be downloaded; it needs only a normal web browser. TREEFIC users don't need to worry about upgrades since they're always using the latest version, and their data remains safe if they suffer a computer failure.
For the time being TREEFIC is free of charge, though we expect to charge a small subscription fee in the future.