30    Mar 20101 comment

New on MyHeritage: Timeline and Timebook Features

MyHeritage has just released two new features - a Timeline showing your family's history, and an automatically created beautiful book with key data about your close relatives and lots of photos that we call Timebook.

The genealogy Timeline allows you to view all of your family's history in a single continuum - however far back it goes. It lists the usual facts - births, marriages, and so on - but can show you much more besides. For example, if you have any photos, video files, documents, or special events, those will be viewable from the Timeline. So if you've got wedding videos and photos on your family site, you'll be able to see them in the Timeline. The Timeline also offers different layers of presentation: you can zoom out and see the most salient events in your family's history over the last century; or you can drill down to see the specifics of just one particular decade. This feature was developed together with the startup AllofMe, a team of experts in Timeline systems, and we're extremely glad to be showcasing it on MyHeritage.

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The British Royal Family Timeline


The second new feature is what we call the Timebook. Timebooks are like annotated virtual photo albums, which can be created automatically for any member of your tree. They take the relevant person in the family and put the key information about them and their closest relatives into one place, while displaying photos and images from throughout their life. The books are in a richmedia format, which allows you to flip through pages or simply peel around corners like in a real book. It's a fantastic way to encapsulate the most important information and photos about the nearest and dearest in your family.

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John F Kennedy Timebook

The best thing about these new features is that you don’t need to do anything to create them. If you've got photos and information on your tree already, the Timelines and Timebooks are created for you automatically and within seconds. So if you're a Premium or PremiumPlus member, we're sure this will enhance your genealogy experience, and provide another great way to share your family's history. And if you're thinking of upgrading, this is yet another great feature you'll get to enjoy when you do.

Here are some examples of Timelines and Timebooks we’ve created, to give you an idea how the features actually look:

See John F Kennedy's Timeline and Timebook:
Click to view the Kennedy Timeline Click to view the Kennedy Timebook
See the British Royal Family's Timeline and Timebook:
Click to view Windsor Timeline Click to view Windsor Timebook
See Pope John Paul II's Timeline and Timebook:
Click to view Wojtyla Timeline Click to view Wojtyla Timebook
See the Dutch Royal Family's Timeline and Timebook:
Click to view Dutch Timeline Click to view Dutch Timebook
See the Grimaldis of Monaco Timeline and Timebook:
Click to view Grimaldi Timeline Click to view Grimaldi Timebook

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  1. I am looking for anyone who is researching the Robilliard Family from Guernsey Islands in the 1800's. Also the Maidman Family of England. 1800's Emily Osgood Maidman & William James Maidman Family

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