Monday, February 02, 2009

Surname maps for 1.7 million US surnames

The following is from dynastree

Where do Obama’s relatives live? dynastree has the answer

New York, Febuary 2, 2009 – To find out more about the new President of the United States just got easier: the new surname map feature on dynastree ( shows the distribution of surnames in the USA, including “Obama”, of course.

The new feature that shows the geographical distribution of more than 1.7 million surnames in the United States can be found under Where does the president’s name appear most frequently, is Bush really from Texas or where are the name Hanks’ roots? The new dynastree Surname Map feature gives the answers.

dynastree’s core feature is an easy-to-use interface to build a family tree. Other relatives can be invited to add their knowledge to the tree and help to extend its reach. Together, family members can enter information on other relatives and ancestors. Based on the family tree, the personal network grows virally and the communication with relatives and friends can be established and carried on even if the connection had been lost or if they live far away.

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