Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Progeny Genealogy Partners with Geni to Make Charting Easy

LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2011 —Today Geni announced that their users can quickly and easily create various genealogy charts via a partnership with Progeny Genealogy's Charting Companion application.

Charting is very popular among genealogists as it creates an easy means of visualizing and understanding the vast amounts of data that have been pieced together.  Pierre Clouthier, the founder of Progeny, remarked, "It's a great way to show off your research, and share your story with family and colleagues.  Displaying a family tree in chart format makes it more understandable to your family, and will motivate your relatives to get involved and contribute information that will help build the tree further."

Available for purchase for only $24.95 USD, this Windows application allows you to make Hourglass Charts, Fan Charts, Descendant Charts, Descendant Books, Pedigree Charts, Bow Tie Charts, and many more — all of them fit for high quality prints.  Additional information and screenshots are available on the Geni Blog.

By granting Progeny Genealogy's Charting Companion access to a Geni account, the family data is instantly available to be made into visual representations. No messy Gedcom exports and imports are required because the software automatically pulls all of the information right from the Geni servers as needed.

"We created our API with the hope that third party developers would find innovative ways to interact with Geni users' data, and Progeny Genealogy's Charting Companion software is a great example of that," commented Noah Tutak, Geni's CEO.

About Geni, Inc.
Geni is solving the problem of genealogy by creating a single family tree of the world. Using the basic service at Geni.com, users can build their family tree for free, invite relatives to join it, find relatives in other trees, and then merge trees. Geni’s World Family Tree, the largest tree on the site, contains over 50 million people. Geni’s pay services include enhanced research tools as well as keepsake products created from family tree data. Geni welcomes both casual genealogists and experts who wish to discover new relatives and stay in touch with family. Geni is privately held and based in Los Angeles, California.