Mundia is another family tree application that is a part of Ancestry. The website helps users discover their family members and build family trees. Through Mundia, users can connect with and contact relatives from all over the world. The Mundia homepage includes a list of tags that are popular last names on the website. The user can click on these to view a map of recent activity related to that last name. Users can also view a list of recently added photos. Mundia also lets users add their family news and information. Mundia helps users locate family members and share family tree information.
Mundia was developed by the creators of Ancestry. Both of these sites are a part of the Generations Network. Based out of Provo, Utah, the original Ancestry website emerged in 1996 however saw minimal popularity until around 2000. Today, Mundia is a budding new addition to the Generations Network. It is still in a beta status.
At first glance, Mundia seems to be a watered down version of Ancestry. The website specifically states that Mundia is not intended to phase out Ancestry, but to compliment it as a supplemental family tree tool. What makes Mundia different seems to be a focus on a more personal level. Users can add family news to their tree or contact distant relatives through the website. Mundia also users maps to identify the location of users.
The Mundia website has a slightly more modern appearance in terms of design. It uses the same rich green color scheme as Ancestry. The sleek Mundia logo features a stylized leaf image rather than the classically elegant design favored by Ancestry. The website is well organized and makes good use of black and white maps, which are marked with orange people icons.
Mundia offers users two membership options to choose from. The first is a free membership that includes the ability to build a family tree, social tools to collaborate with family members and the ability to add photographs, stories and timelines to the user’s family tree. The premium membership option includes automatic hints, the ability to contact others to find living cousins, access to full member profiles to find common relatives and the ability to view, merge and match family trees with other Mundia members. The premium membership is currently free while the website is in beta, but eventually this option will come at a price.
Mundia is another tool to help users build their family trees. Anyone with an interest in their family story and heritage can appreciate the tools available. Even if a user does not have an Ancestry account, they can enjoy the benefits of using Mundia.