New Version of Includes Extended Search


The family network recently launched a new version, including a Turkish language version, and also a new feature – the extended search. It is now possible to use far more parameters to search for possible relatives and ancestors. The new parameters not only include more fields for names (birth name, second surname), but also fields for place of birth, death,
and residence. Moreover, both year of birth and year of death can now be used as search parameters, either as exact matches, or allowing deviations from the year specified.

Premium users can now use the new function to its full extent, and everyone can test it to see whether or not their search parameters did return any results.  This upgrade allows users to find matches even if only a limited amount of data is known, it greatly improves the possibility to make full use of dynastree’s database of more than 90 million profiles from Europe, Russia, and the Americas.

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According to experts, and its international language versions have been among the fastest growing social networks worldwide in the last two years. By now, more than nine million families have created their tree at, and more than 15.000 new family trees are added each day. The venture capital corporations Neuhaus Partners and Hasso Plattner (co-founder of SAP) Ventures recognized the young start-up’s potential early and support as investors. was founded by the experienced internet entrepreneurs Daniel Grözinger and Sven Schmidt.   They have already founded and maintained several internet projects since studying together, such as (an online ticketing service), and the FIFA Soccer World Cup Ticketing Center (responsible for managing the ticketing for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in Germany in 2006).

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