About Twile

We know that family history is more than just names on a family tree.

With Twile, you can create a rich, visual timeline of your family history, made up of milestones and photos, which everyone in your family can explore and contribute to. It’s designed for family historians who are passionate about learning more of their family history and want to share what they learn with the rest of the family. And it’s designed for the rest of the family, who can easily explore the family timeline and then add their own content to keep the family history right up-to-date.

By capturing your family history in the same place as everything that happens today, Twile turns your family story into something that never ends and never grows old.

Who we are
Twile was started by Paul Brooks and Kelly Marsden in 2013. We wanted our children to know who their ancestors were, what they were like and show how that history connects with their own early years and onwards.

Our mission:
“Make family history exciting and engaging for the whole family and preserve as many memories as possible for the future generations”

If you’re as passionate as we are about family history, join our online community or get in touch – we’d love to hear what you think about Twile and how we can make it even better.

Join the discussion on our Family History Facebook group
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Follow us on Twitter: @TwileTweets

Send us an email: info@twile.com

Or get in touch with one of us directly:

Paul Brooks: paul.brooks@twile.com | @beingpb
Kelly Marsden: kelly.marsden@twile.com | @kellyjmarsden

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Paul Brooks

Twile CEO

8 thoughts on “About Twile”

  1. Will I have to issue invitations for others to see my tree? Can I see trees that are posted here without an invitation from the owner? My father’s branch began in East Riding. I thought I might pick up some information if I could read trees here???

    1. Twile is a very private place – only the people on your family tree can see the tree and only the people you choose can see the content you add to the timeline. We’ve designed Twile as a way of sharing family history with the family members who might otherwise never see it.

  2. On the Family plan is there any restrictions on the number of people in the family that can post to the tree? I have a sister and many aunts, uncles and cousins that would probably love to participate.

    I really like that we can submit multiple GEDCOM files. Can we export GEDCOM files also?

    With privacy important to everyone how do you ensure that only family members have access to our tree and what do you do to prevent hacking into your site? Obviously I don’t need the exact details of that, but an overview.



    1. Hi Bill – thanks for your comment.

      There is no restriction to the number of people that can use your Twile Family subscription – go for it!

      We don’t currently have a GEDCOM export feature, but are definitely considering this as a feature in the future. It’s pretty complex, but it’s certainly something we’d like to offer.

      And your questions around privacy are very close to our hearts. We have an article about this in our blog: https://twile.com/blog/2015/07/privacy-and-security/ – but please get in touch if you still have any queries. You can email any time at help@twile.com, or click the ‘Talk to us’ button on your timeline to chat with the team.

  3. I”m interested in Twile. I would like a feature that allows guests to view the tree without making changes. Is that possible? What if I want to only share a portion of the branch with someone? Can I make multiple timelines for different tree branches?
    Thank you for your time,

    1. Hi Elise – thanks for your query.

      We don’t currently have a “read only” setting in Twile, but we will soon be adding a facility that will let you control who can view and/or edit different parts of the tree. I think this new feature will give you everything you’ve asked for in this comment. If you sign up for Twile, we’ll make sure you know when these changes are in place. Thanks

  4. This seems to be a nice site and one that should welcome those interested in a simple genealogy timeline with photos. Can it be printed off once we are done making it so I can share it with family members who do not have a computer or internet access? Are you going to have articles on how to do research or how to preserve family information, documents, or Photos? Will you hire someone to write articles for you or pay for articles to be written?

    1. Hi Cathy, thanks! Glad you like it. We are looking at printed products currently so watch this space. We have some articles on how to preserve family information within our blog. We don’t currently pay for articles but have featured guest bloggers in the past. Does this answer your question?

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