I was contacted by Christian Richtscheid from itsourtree who asked me to provide a link to all of you out there. Christian says, “I’d like to present our social networking website (and the fastest-growing social network in Europe) to you and recommend it for a review or an article on your site.” So I visited the site to see what it was all about. It’s free to register and similar to other “family building” social network sites. I clicked on “Help” to see what their privacy and security policy was. On the question of “Is my family tree visible to all other users?” They responded, “No! Your family tree and the profiles it contains are private. Only you and the relatives you have invited can see the tree. Furthermore, you can decide upon the level of visibility of your own profile.”
As always when you are entering private information over the internet, I urge you to be cautious, however, please go look at the site and see if it is something you would like to use. There are many help topics on the issue of privacy and security so please (just like a contract) – read everything before deciding on using.
They also have a blog that you can go read to discover more information – itsourtree blog.
If anyone decides to go for it, please let me know what your experience was like and how you would rate the web site. Or write a post and send me a link.