|Telling Your Family Story on Crestleaf|
The company states that
Crestleaf is a free online family tree builder that has been used by tens of thousands of people to document their family history. Along with the family tree tool, we provide free access to 90 Million+ historical records.
So I checked Crestleaf out and it looks intriguing.
When you go to the website you have the option of using your Facebook login or signing up with an email account.
Once logged in you can search for records of ancestors but be forewarned that Crestleaf is in beta mode and only has the S.S.D.I. death records at present. I decided to create a family tree.
Crestleaf walks you through this process and when you have completed a few names, you see a note that you are being given free space for 250 photos. You also have the option to purchase more space.
Here is what a Crestleaf representative told me about this option:
Users can upload up to 1 GB of photos (about 250 old photos). In the future, users will be able to get more storage in one of two ways:
1) Invite your relatives to collaborate with you on your tree - we'll give you more free storage for each relative that joins.
2) Upgrade to a paid account for a nominal fee (this fee amount has not yet been finalized)
My readers know that I am a huge fan of telling and preserving family stories and Crestleaf indicated that they are focusing on that same goal
We're building a place where users can add all of that information into one place where they can tell their family's story. So, our future focus will be less on adding more historic records and more on improving the ability to tell your story via the family tree and through historic photos
I suggest you give Crestleaf a try. They also have a blog with some interesting articles.