I'm currently a third year computer science student. During the course of this year i'm going to be working on a computing project. For this project I have chosen to research and create a 'social genealogy' web application.
The question that i'm trying to somewhat answer by creating this software will be something like :
"How can social networking and genealogy be combined to allow families to reconnect and collaborate, regarding the family's history as well as creating a simple platform in which people can find and keep in contact with each other? "
In very short, my idea is that people can create a tree and when adding records to the tree, current records would be searched and if found already in the system , trees can be linked etc. if that person is a user, messaging features etc will be available.
I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. I was wondering what kind of functionality you would look for in a piece of software like this, what you think would be useful etc.
Many thanks for reading, and any input will be very much appreciated.