So I woke up from my 2 O'Clock meeting one day...
In 2009 my interest in programming and my interest in genealogy collided. I had just been to the wedding of my youngest cousin that ended up like more of a family reunion. I wanted to host a family tree website for my family, one where I could control all the data. I had a little experience in WordPress, but none of the products out there suited what I had envisioned: so I wrote my own. Being a fan of Open Source, I decided to make Rootspersona free – my contribution to the community
About the Developer
My name is Ed Thompson, and I have been developing software for over 25 years.
I have been doing genealogy since 1995, and was able to bring these two passions together in 2009 when I developed RootsPersona, a WordPress plugin for displaying a Family Tree on a WordPress website. Someone saw my work, and thought Cemeteriat would be the perfect addition to my portfolio. (OK, they wanted something fast and cheap and thought I might be able to pull it off.)
I have two grown boys and live with my wife of 25 years in Matthews, NC. I like movies, I LOVE reading, and when I DO get away from the computer I like to visit family.