The Generations Network runs one of the most popular genealogy websites in the world – ancestry.com. One of the things they wanted to provide their users was a simplified way to browse and edit their family tree. Even smaller trees can become a bit unwieldy and very large trees can become nearly impossible to navigate – particularly when you talk about using html based technologies. The team at TGN decided to leverage a Rich Internet Application platform and after surveying the existing technologies decided that Silverlight was the best technology to use in this situation.
Read the full article on Joe Shirey’s blog at http://www.joeshirey.com/2009/06/17/AncestrycomUsesSilverlightForGenealogyBrowser.aspx