Personal Updates

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I haven’t been blogging much lately and I haven’t really been doing any of my personal genealogy for the last few months.  I seem to have lost interest in my genealogy and pretty much anything genealogy-related for the past few months.  I don’t really know why or what changed but in the last few weeks I have begun to resume my research.  I am currently using the Family TreeMaker 2014 software with the Family Book Creator Book Plugin and the linked Ancestry Family Tree.  I also use the Ancestry App on my tablet so that I have my genealogy information handy wherever and whenever I want to review it.

I have tried all the main computer genealogy software programs as well as most if not all of the lesser known software.  I have used some of the others quite extensively but none of them have everything that I want.  I have a full-time job as well as several family concerns so I don’t have time to get to archives or research facilities.  Therefore, I tend to do most of my research online in the evenings.  A few weeks ago I treated myself to an annual subscription to ancestry as well as the affiliated Fold3 and newspapers.com.

I am starting to add my family history information to my website again but I wanted a way to do it without taking a lot of time to create the pages.  I have found a method that seems to be working.  I use the Ancestry Family Tree Story View options to create the page for the ancestor and then create the website page for each.  I am starting with my direct line ancestors but I may include other relatives later on.  For now I created a Family History Page to start that is an introductory page.  I then created sub pages for each of my grandparents.  From the grandparent pages, I created sub pages that are for the associated great-grandparents.  And so on…

I seem to be using my software more now and I am beginning to feel more engaged in my family history research.  I also have made plans to attend the NGS Genealogy Conference that is in Missouri in May 2015!  I am really looking forward to this trip.

More to come …  Soon I hope!

 

Kellie

 

 

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