Clanview asks you to think differently about publishing and sharing your family history in order to reach the hearts and minds of those that matter most.  Here are some of Clanview’s features that will help you breathe new life into your family history.

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Compatible but Independent

Clanview offers a  new way to publish your family tree – one that doesn’t involve a book publisher, generating dry reports or website development.

Simply use the family history data you have already gathered in one of many possible genealogy research programs or online services – old or new.  If you can’t use Clanview with your data we will happily refund your money.

You use your secure Clanview account to automatically transform (“publish”) your family history data into a 3D family tree to explore interactively.

Once published, your Clanview 3D family tree can be shared with trusted recipients, and explored independently – free from all research applications and online services.

Everyone can be the Centre of Attention

search ancestors in shared family history using Clanview 3D family tree

Clanview is designed to connect with every family member that explores it.

We believe that everyone, even those people with just a general interest in their family history, need an instant and engaging way to explore their ancestors no matter what device they use.

You can share your Clanview so that the recipient will open it and see them self front & centre – or immediately see a branch showing relatives they recognise.

The simple Search feature allows any user exploring Clanview to quickly find anyone in the tree and make that person the centre of attention.  No need to scour a printed hardcopy trying to find connections across a labyrinth of lines.

Support for mobile devices means that smartphone and tablet users have a 3D family tree they can tap, zoom and rotate to intuitively explore family relationships and stories.

Scratch the Surface to Reveal More

Clanview displays ancestor stories and more details in the information card
Each Clanview 3D family tree is published simply using the family history data already collated by the researcher but this data may contain a lot of detailed information that can overwhelm others.  Clanview deliberately hides the extra detailed data that is less interesting to most recipients.
But what if someone wants to know more about an ancestor?
Any relative exploring Clanview that wishes to dig a little deeper simply needs to double tap/click the ancestor’s information card to reveal a scrollable window containing some extra information and notes/stories that relate to that person.

Branch Out

Clanview 3D family tree navigation

Clanview does not try to display everything at once – not only does this confuse the user but it presents a lot of information that’s less relevant to them.

When exploring Clanview, some ancestors may appear with a gold “plus” sign above them, indicating there are more relatives to see.

Selecting this person reveals one or more green navigation arrows that can be double-tapped to reveal more ancestors, more descendants or perhaps multiple marriages.

In this way each user finds their own path through ancestors of relevance and interest to them.

Encourage Feedback you can Control

How to obtain feedback on family history using clanview 3D family tree

Clanview is a read-only view of your family tree that provides the ability to share your family history and not only encourage feedback, but control it.

A convenient “Feedback to Author” function is built in to Clanview allowing each recipient to send you comments about people they have selected in the 3D family tree.

Feedback is received by email for you to verify and validate, so there is no more modified or merged data that includes mistakes or unverified information.

Balance Security with Simplicity

Clanview secures data safely

Clanview strikes the balance between ease-of-use and security – combining an intuitive user experience with safe, effective sharing.

  • Your Clanview 3D family tree is published in its own special web page – with a unique web address (URL) that’s impossible to guess but easy to share.
  • As long as valid dates have been entered for each person in your tree, Clanview will automatically exclude personal information about living persons.
  • You review your published Clanview before any sharing takes place.  If you’re not happy with it, simply delete it, fix your data and publish again.
  • You choose which trusted individuals you share your unique Clanview link with privately.
  • Clanview has multiple security measures in place to keep your data safe and uses premium website security tools for protection.
  • Clanview has a very strict data privacy policy that limits the use of your family history data solely for the purpose of publishing and exploring it as a Clanview 3D famly tree.

Convenience without Obstacles

family of different races grouped together

Clanview knocks down barriers imposed by other genealogy software that requires recipients to also create accounts or buy software or use a PC/laptop to participate.

Clanview delivers your 3D family tree instantly and  conveniently into the hands of family members or collaborators in a way they can explore without obstacles, allowing you to reach more people.

  • Relatives with only a casual interest
  • Smartphone and tablet users
  • Part-time family history hobbyists
  • Enthusiastic / expert / advanced genealogists
  • Time-poor workaholics
  • Generations of all ages
Publishing a Clanview is easy!