On which online sites have you put your family tree?
Here are the results of our 33rd Unlock the Past poll - On which online sites have you put your family tree? Votes were cast by 247 people. The results are summarised in the table below.
The responses indicate that most people have their family tree online in at least one place though a significant portion (23%) do not have it online at all. The most popular site to have a tree was Ancestry where 43% have public trees accessible to everyone and 25% have private trees where you need to contact the owner for access. The popular British site, GenesReunited, stores trees for 31% of those responding. MyHeritage, which has multiple language options and features many continental European families, was chosen by 18%. Ten percent use the site, LostCousins, which employs the very different approach of getting users to enter exact results for various census returns.
Some sites have free options which means it is still possible to advertise your research interest without having to pay for the privilege so it is important to investigate all options and find the one which suits you best.
|Online site||Votes||Percent voters|
|Ancestry - private trees||61||24.7|
|Ancestry - public trees||106||42.9|
|Ancestry World Tree||8||3.2|
Where the voters came from
- Australia - 192
- Hong Kong - 1
- Ireland - 2
- New Zealand - 5
- Singapore - 1
- United Kingdom - 2
- United States - 3
- Unknown - 41
- World Family Tree
- My own personal website / pages (7)
- Why should I put them on and then have to pay to update them?
- Microsoft word
- FamNet. The Family History Network New Zealand
- Roots Magic 6
- Webtrees (2)
- Family Tree Maker 2006
- VERY RESTRICTED ON GENESREUNITED