Archive for February, 2011
I have been playing Family Village on Facebook for almost a week now and while I thought I would really enjoy it it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The game is a spin off of a person’s family tree. Players add their family into the program and have the opportunity to immigrate them over, purchase homes, and assign them jobs. They create their own little village.
Ok, before anyone bites my head off I DO realize it is still in Alpha testing but the game freezes often (sometimes for hours) and you end up getting totally frustrated as you lose coins which have taken hours to collect!
What also makes it annoying is that living people must confirm their relationship in order to continue so unless you allow the game to send them an email you can not move them forward (unless of course you actually purchase Family bucks with real money).
The game is confusing at best and too time consuming. I think I will put it away for now and perhaps revisit it once they get all the bugs worked out.
Tim takes a look into his father’s ancestry and uncovers some interesting facts and how they relate back to the founding father’s.
Meanwhile, over at new blog Your Family Secret – Searching Every Corner, Researching Every Turn (S.E.C.R.E.T.) genealogist detective Sherlock and Watson do some uncovering of their own on McGraw’s ancestors. It will be interesting to see how their research matches up to the series. S.E.C.R.E.T. also followed more of Vanessa Williams Maternal ancestors who although were not featured on WDYTYA still made interesting reading. Looking forward to more of their posts.
Also happening tonight, GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcasting live from Family History Library on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 pm CST hosted by GeneaBloggers own Thomas MacEntee. The broadcast reviews the WDYTYA shows each week and allows listeners to call in and offer their thoughts and share their opinions about the shows. Worth listening to!
Read more about the live broadcast.