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Favorite tool for building an online family scrapbook
"Welcome to the new genealogy metaphor... This is the type of innovation that I came to RootsTech to find."
—The In-Depth Genealogist
“Treelines is possibly my new favorite genealogy website…not only do I love the concept of a site helps you tell your family stories, I love that Treelines makes it easy to do!”
—Elyse Doerflinger, winner of the 2012 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant
A “visual photographic narrative program unlike any you may have seen before.”
—James Tanner, Genealogy's Star
“This looks like a really useful program for telling stories and linking them to persons.”
“There are some wonderful stories already posted on Treelines – read some of them.”
—Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings
"Now this is a very exciting app… My daughter, who is into genealogy, she's really into the visual way to present things. She's going to flip when I show her this."
"When you go to a funeral or a wedding, or you go to visit somebody… now you can pull out this! I love it!"
Great new tool to build bridges between now & then.
—Denise Levenick, author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes
“Treelines provides a way to present the stories one collects during one’s research and present it for family (read: non-genealogist) consumption in a graphically, consumer-friendly and pleasing manner.”
—Emily Garber, (going) The Extra Yad
Treelines is “pulling in a lot of what I’ve noticed in the way my kids read and write and share online — visual interest and flexibility in how much and what you write being biggies.”
—Liz Haigney Lynch, The Ancestral Archaeologist
"The strength of Treelines is that I can share family history, legend, or stories with relatives in a meaningful way without bogging them down in too many names, dates, and places. This brings life to stories, and piques the interest of family members who may not otherwise be interested. Most genealogists would probably agree, if you can find a way to get them hooked, they’re hooked forever!"
"I never considered myself a story-teller but doing it through your site is fun."
"It has really been the design interface of Treelines that has helped me overcome my reluctance. The format of the site makes it easy to create and share stories."
“I am particularly intrigued because you are showing us something new: how to take the ‘dry’ documents that we are researching and reveal the vibrant, living people they represent.”
"Treelines is addictive! I can't wait to get home and upload my chart info and begin filling it in with narrative and images. Also, can't wait to share your site with my siblings -- who knows? I may finally be able to convert them :)"