bhofmann wrote:My wife is an intense genealogist and she always finds herself becoming involved with her ancestor's lives. She likes to know about where they lived, if the house is still there, what was going on in the world/country/state at the time, etc. She really thought this application is a great idea because you could add even more information in a visually appealing manner. I think you are correct, if you can get more people to be more invovled with their ancestors it would generate more interest. I think that is when most people get bitten by the "bug".
When I was in Nauvoo Recently, I went to the Land and Records Office. I was searching out information about a Great Great Grandfather, and I was shocked at the amount of information that there was on him in the Land and record office. They had it in a PDF, it contained scanns of several documents, pictures and stories about my Great Great Grand Dad. They even burned me a CD with the PDF on it!! I treasure that Information. It had a map of nauvoo and showed where he lived and everything, I was able to go there and photograph Lot. It really made Family History come alive for me.
I guess my point of this post is that I too agree with bhoffman and think it would be a worth while investment for the church as well