This particular website happens to be owned by Ancestry.com. But so is Fold3.com and various other websites. The site currently claims to have 5,592,247,475 "profiles in family trees." I am not sure what that means exactly, but if that number is supposed to be the total number of names of individuals in the Mundia.com family tree or trees, then it puts this website way ahead in numbers of even Ancestry.com's Public Member Family Trees or even MyHeritage.com in absolute numbers. For example, when I looked at Ancestry.com today, I found the number of records in Public Member Family Trees to be 2,147,483,647.
Mundia.com describes itself as follows:
Mundia lets people everywhere create, discover and share their family history in an easy and fun way.
With Mundia, you can:
- Build your family tree. Then grow it by sharing and collaborating with others.
- Receive hints about matching ancestors and relatives in other members' trees.
- Contact other members and find unknown living relatives.
Basic membership to Mundia is free.
- Keep up to date with your family through comments, stories, and photos posted within your family circle.
Mundia is the new family history site from Ancestry.com, the leader in online family history and the world's largest online family tree network.Mundia is a truly global platform offering access to more than 13 million family trees from all parts of the world with more than 1.4 billion profiles. Mundia is available in multiple languages.
Discover your family.It is interesting in looking at the Mundia.com blog, the last post was 17 May 2011. So what or who is this website that appears to be abandoned except for racking up huge numbers? Here is an explanation from the website:
- Who operates the Mundia website?
- Mundia has been developed by the creators of the leading family history website Ancestry.com and its global network of sites (which include Ancestry.co.uk, Ancestry.ca, Ancestry.com.au and other sites, together the “Ancestry Websites”). By registering for Mundia, you become part of the Ancestry community. The company that operates the Mundia website is based in the United States and is known as Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
- Are you phasing out Ancestry.com or any other Ancestry Websites?
- No, we are not. The Ancestry Websites will continue to be the leading resource for family history records on the Internet. Mundia is complementary to the Ancestry Websites.
OK, so here is the key. This is the statement that explains what this site is and how it operates:
Mundia is connected to the Ancestry Websites and part of the Ancestry community. All of the public family trees throughout the Ancestry Websites are visible on Mundia.So why do some websites become well known and others never seem to leave the background of the Web? Why is Mundia.com still online?