I first mentioned Virtual Pin Map a few weeks ago at http://goo.gl/hc9QP. At that time, the company introduced a new, although rather simplistic, ability to pin locations where family members have been born, lived, worked, and died in addition to marking other major milestones in a family’s lineage. Apparently, usage from genealogists has since spiked.
Today, the company announced as new upgrade with several new features. The one that interested me concerns genealogy. Quoting from today's announcement:
In response to the overwhelming interest from the Genealogy community, the dating segment was revised so that people who use uencounter.me to track ancestry could go hundreds of years back in time and not be required to use a whole date. “Many of our genealogy users only know the year of an historical family event so we eliminated the need for day and month entries,” adds Kantner. In addition, “our old dating system only went back to 1900 as we initially thought people would use the maps for current lives and 112 years seemed reasonable.” The uencounter.me team experienced a large influx of genealogy users after the release of a ‘genealogy pin type’ last month and claims that those users were quick to offer feedback on how to tweak the site so that it more 'genealogy friendly.'
You can read today's full announcement at http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2012/06/27/virtual-pin-map-releases-new-features.
The pin map is available at http://www.uencounter.me/.
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