Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

MyHeritage hits 26 million registered users and growing

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

The MyHeritage front page has public stats information on it. I was glad to see the registered users number passing 26 million and the number of names approaching 267 million. This puts MyHeritage in a commanding position in the family social networking space.

MyHeritage statistics

MyHeritage statistics


Facebook for the family – see family news on Kindo

February 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Most people really like finding out what their friends have been doing. Facebook seems to have done a great job at producing a feed of news for all your friends. Problem is that i seen to have far too many acquaintances and it is filled with irrelevant information.

Kindo have done something similar but focussed on your family. The Our Family section shows some interesting statistics on your family members coupled with a great news feed.

family news

I personally like the calendar which shows all birthdays and anniversaries. It even shows details for people not signed up. This is great in my family because a lot of the oldies aren’t online.

Homer Simpson family tree

January 25, 2008 1 comment

Have a look at the family tree of Homer Simpson. I never knew the Simpson family had such an extensive list of relatives. There is an 80 person family tree to make any genealogy enthusiast happy.

Here is a picture of the family tree:

Homer Simpson family tree

There is even some details on each person in the family tree. Here is a snapshot of Homer’s profile:

Homer Simpson family profile

There are also a number of other family trees of various celebrities.

Performance boost for Kindo

January 19, 2008 Leave a comment

It looks like the tech ninjas at Kindo have solved the performance problems. The site is looking much quicker for my tree. Nice work guys.

Kindo goes live with Arabic

December 16, 2007 1 comment

Kindo has added Arabic to its list of languages. RTL languages are not easy to implement. The implementation looks good from my non Arabic speaking perspective 🙂

Kindo Arabic

Kindo has also supported the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Portuguese and Afrikaans

Kindo languages

I keen to see what next is going to be released. Family 2.0 is cool.

DrewPreston gets engaged to Robyn

December 14, 2007 Leave a comment

I got engaged on Friday last week. Robyn and I are still smiling and can’t wait to get married. The planning has started and I can tell you there is certainly a lot to do.

I updated my Kindo profile and changed my relationship status to engaged. It was a great way to enounce the news to some of those relatives that are in the family network. Have a look a a screenshot:

DrewPreston and Robyn Engagement

I blocked out some of my family to keep them private.

Anyhow it is really exciting news. I’ll keep you all posted as the plans unfold.

Categories: Family, Software

Kindo in Afrikaans

November 20, 2007 Leave a comment

The guys in Kindo have kindly released an Afrikaans version. Have a look at This will be great for all us South Africans who love the Afrikaans language.