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MemoryWeb Lets “Back-of-the-Photo” Details Travel Outside of the Shoebox, and Genealogists Love It


MemoryWeb made its genealogy industry debut by exhibiting at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) annual conference held in Pittsburgh, PA, August 30-September 2, 2017.Just prior to the conference, MemoryWeb released a new set of features to help families connect past, present, and future generations of photos from one place (see announcement).

Many features and capabilities clearly differentiated MemoryWeb from other photo apps, including:

1. Connecting to generations of family and photos (current and historic) in one interactive place

2. Exploring family relationships, memories and overlaps between past/present generations through smart links called dot-tagsTM

3. Saving work by importing and utilizing previously-saved tags from places such as FamilySearch and Facebook

4. Adding/editing tags from historical, scanned photos

5. Tagging digitized records such as birth certificates with a date, location, and person

6. Sharing photos with tags on the picture (chosen by user), thus ensuring that context travels with images posted to places such as Ancestry, FamilySearch or Facebook groups

7. Exporting all photos with people, location, date, album and caption tags embedded in the image file so “back-of-the-photo” details are preserved with the picture, portable to other systems and available for future generations.

Co-Founder Chris Desmond stated, “We believe that context should always travel with a photo, in every direction. Otherwise, we’ve traded one shoebox for another. Our users love how portable their tags are – within or on top of their photos. So the next time they research a great photo or family record, they don’t have to worry that the date, location, people and caption will be stripped out when they post it somewhere like a family Facebook group.”