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!