I received the following details after the winners were announced at Friday’s keynote session. Some of these look pretty interesting.
Congratulations to the winners of the of the RootsTech Developer Challenge!
First Place: Jimmy Zimmerman, NoteFuser – NoteFuser connects your Evernote® notes to Geni.com or new.FamilySearch.org person records. It also allows you to easily create Evernote® powered research logs and other notes with one click. Make sure you watch the NoteFuser Demo video on the homepage http://notefuser.herokuapp.com.
Second Place: Brooke Schreier Ganz, LeafSeek – LeafSeek helps you turn your genealogical or historical record collections into searchable online databases. LeafSeek includes features such as built-in geo-spatial searches, pop-up Google Maps, Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching, name synonyms, and language localization to help you turn your spreadsheets of names and dates into a full-featured genealogy search engine. Check it out at leafseak.com.
Third Place (tie): Brigham Young University Computer Science Department, 20 Minute Genealogist – 20 Minute Genealogist is a site that will visualize your family tree using your new.FamilySearch.org credentials. You can see who in your tree needs work and instantly link to FamilySearch and Ancestry to search for the missing information. Sign up to be a beta tester at twenty.byu.edu.
Third Place (tie): Ellie Rasmus, Facetree – Facetree has been developed as a way of using genealogical data from GEDCOM files as context to improve the accuracy of face recognition.