Maybe our founder's story of family history research is not that different to yours?
After discovering some census records for a lost great uncle I soon saw the value in researching my family history:
- the buzz of discovering unknown relatives,
- the importance of capturing stories before they were lost,
- and the reward of a hobby with meaning for the whole family.
The Rocky Research Road
I was content to work inside the “bubble” that was my research software for a while, but as my family history grew, so did my problems.
- My family tree became too big to print and show my relatives – and it left out ancestor stories!
- I wasn’t ready to publish a book and expected each copy would only gather dust anyway.
- My relatives were interested to see my research but the slightest obstacle would put them off.
Thinking Outside the (Research) Bubble
I wondered why there wasn’t an easy way to publish and share my latest family tree effectively!
- A way to share family history using a link just like I could share Microsoft Office documents or Google docs.
- A way to print large family trees and also include ancestor stories.
- A way for any family member to open and explore their family tree instantly on any computer or touch device.
A Better Way
Along with a small team we spent the next 3 years developing Clanview to address these needs and more.
The result is a tool that compliments all family history research software. A modern approach that solves the unique challenges of publishing and sharing family history.
You never know which road your research will lead you down – but with Clanview along for the ride it’s bound to be a richer experience for everyone.
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