Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MooseRoots? Moose Tracks? Silly Myrt!

It's Moose Roots. Ol' Myrt here sometimes get confused, but don't let that fool you. It was Wacky Wednesday, and my very distant cousin Fräulein Schmidt decided to look at the site from a scientific point of view to determine all our questions were answered by our Hangout guest Ryan Millner. 

Basically, is a search engine - a different way to look genealogy websites, but with an important twist. We found out about MooseRoot's supporting content that typically reaches out to the novice genealogist and yet, I believe also intrigues more experienced researchers.

Find out about how helps you expand your genealogy research after finding a record for a possible ancestor.
  • Name information.
  • Town info - overview about the town in the census, ethnicity, family size, urban/rural, literacy, gender, and a link to more records for future research. 
  • Inflation calculator.
Fellow GeneaBlogger Randy Seaver also explored and reports his findings here:  
MYRT'S THOUGHTS had one of the busiest booths at RootsTech 2015. This site is totally free, and is supported by advertizing. Although I wasn't able to break free from AmbushCAM recordings, I was very curious about

Thanks to Randy Seaver's introduction via email, I asked Ryan for a private hangout conversation. Initially I was cautious and skeptical, because I don't want to send my DearREADERs to a site of questionable use. I was so favorably impressed with Ryan as a MooseRoots Product Manager that I asked him to join the panel for this Wacky Wednesday.

During this Hangout, Ol' Myrt's very distant cousin Fräulein Schmidt poses pertinent questions about the parent country and the evolution of as a separate brand.  ENJOY this engaging conversation where Fräulein Schmidt talks about a mix-up in "branding" in the registration process. And see that Ryan is very open to feedback from from end users. The panel even advised Ryan about periodic newsletters content: new databases, new search engine algorithm modifications, feedback feedback, examples of what was found in a particular database. 
This company appears very responsive to end-user suggestions. Later in the hangout, Ryan reported the director of engineering was making the email changes we suggested at mid-point.  Talk about LIVE interaction with a web producer! Wow!

So it's simple. If you value the work Ol' Myrt, +Cousin Russ and our beloved panelists do week in and week out on your behalf, please:


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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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1 comment:

  1. We need more skepticism/cynicism in the genealogy community...