The following announcement was written by Familybuilder:
Familybuilder Celebrates First Anniversary With Over 16 Million Family Tree Profiles Built Across All Popular Social Networks
-- 2 million new profiles created each month; 4th most trafficked online genealogy site online worldwide --
New York, NY -- New York City-based Familybuilder™ (http://www.familybuilder.com), maker of Family Tree, the fastest growing online genealogy service on the Internet, is celebrating its first anniversary today with over 16 million profiles built in the Familybuilder network in less than a year of operation. Today, over 3.5 million people are connecting with family members and building their family trees on the most popular social networks, including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and Orkut. Over 2 million new family tree profiles are created each month. Per Comscore, Familybuilder is the 4th most trafficked online genealogy service online (3/08).
"We're excited that in less than a year of offering the Family Tree service so many people are building their family trees and creating bonds with their relatives online," said Ilya Nikolayev, CEO of Familybuilder. "We've taken the approach of offering family tree building tools on social networks and have tapped an enormous amount of interest from people wishing to connect with their family members. As we enter into our second year, we'll be offering more tools and services to make researching family history fun and enjoyable."
Unlike stand-alone online genealogy services like Ancestry.com and Geni.com, Familybuilder's Family Tree leverages the social graphs of multiple online social networks at once to help people find and communicate with relatives, build family trees, preserve family history, track family activity and more.
Familybuilder will soon introduce services that let people find and connect with family members regardless of the social network that they may be on.
Familybuilder™ is a NYC-based software company that builds genealogy and family-oriented applications for online social networks. The company's flagship product, Family Tree, is the first genealogy application to be introduced on Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Hi5, and Orkut. The company raised a $1.5 million dollars Series A round of financing in February 2008, led by London-based DN Capital. Familybuilder launched in June 2007 and is privately held. Further information and links to the Family Tree applications on the various social networks can be found at http://www.familybuilder.com.