This site focuses on genealogy community building and making it possible to network with other Family Historians. There is a Free sign-on and they claim to have 50 million profiles, so I would think you are going to find some connections somewhere in that lot.
I set up a part family tree on this site today just to see how easy it was to navigate. At first it seemed OK, putting the first few relatives in, but there did not seem to be a straightforward way to add more than one sibling to a person. It is quite possible that I haven’t completely understood the system, so I shall try that again and see where that leads me.
You get blue boxes for men and pink boxes for women. Each box contains the words edit/tree/more. Arrows from the top lead you to enter parents, arrows from the bottom for children and to the side for siblings. Once you enter a sibling and their partner you seem to be virtually cut off from adding more siblings.
In the top line of boxes there is one marked Relatives, and this gives a list of all the people on your tree and their relationships to you, such as Gt. Grandparents, like 2 x Gt. or 8x Gt. etc.
The next box is statistics and you get a pie chart showing how many males and how many females you have entered. You can at any point upgrade from the FREE Geni.com information to paid versions. Once you have entered all the birth and death dates that you can, the programme will work out for you an estimated life expectancy.
The next section is for Timeline, and I have to be perfectly honest here, I couldn’t comment because I don’t have enough statistics entered yet, only just having started the tree for the benefit of this review.
Then comes a section for Photos, one for Videos and then the Profiles, in default your own comes up. You would have to request a specific person to get their profile. You can set up links to share your details with family and friends, then if they have viewed they can leave you a message in the guestbook.
For the profiles to be complete you really need to enter date details, however many details of this nature you have, to make the profiles more complete.
On the home page there is a small area on the left hand side which divides the number of people you have entered into family members, blood relatives and ancestors. You will be given notice of hot matches between your tree and some other person’s tree. I expect this will be similar to Genes Reunited. It will enumerate the most common surnames, married versus single people, countries of birth and much more.
There are many more options on this site, and I would need a lot more time to explore every section. For some you need quite a bit of information entered to give the programme something to work with, for instance statistics, they can’t work with just a couple of people. I only entered 26 people and I don’t think that was enough really, but I will enter more and see what happens then to the statistics.
All in all, I think this would be quite a useful site. I do have my family tree in various places at various stages. I have my most complete family tree on my own computer and contribute to the World Family Tree via my Family Tree Maker programme now and then.