Monday, October 22, 2012 is First Website to read Family Tree has awarded certified affiliate status for Family Tree Access.

This read-only capability is the first of two certifications that will eventually allow people to link multi-media stories to ancestors found on the Family Tree.

“We are proud and excited to be the first web application that can search for ancestors on the Family Tree”, says Tom Cormier, co-founder.

FamilySearch is scheduled to launch the revolutionary Tree Connect feature in late November, 2012. has all but completed the necessary requirements to be certified for the Tree Connect feature when it becomes available.

Until then, members can write or record their ancestor stories, search the Family Tree for the ancestor they wish to link them to, and bookmark the name to a list so that when Tree Connect is launched it will only take one step to link the stories.

Cormier continues, “The Tree Connect feature is going to revolutionize the genealogy world. With this technology can turn 2-dimensional ancestor records into 3-dimensional life with talking photos, multi-media story pages and more. It’s finally time to put the leaves on the family tree.

To learn how the process works visit the site’s dedicated FamilySearch webpage at:

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The free membership offers generous access to all features with the ability to write, publish and link an unlimited number of multi-media stories, up to 100 ancestor photos, 5 audio recordings, 5 talking photos and much more. Members can pay a nominal monthly or annual fee to acquire additional features. Learn more at