Family Tree Friday

So, I had a thought a few weeks ago while stuck inside during the Blizzard/Polar Vortex.  I was working rapidly on research for our family tree for days.  Literally…..days.

I got so far and so much done while stuck inside on those few days.  It occurred to me that it is something I want to share with my readers.  Things my readers can do to get started on their own…or maybe just learn more about me.  

I’ve never used any other program other than Family Tree Maker….and I never will.  It is that amazing.  It’s not very expensive, a simple download and you’re ready to get started. 
Then, if you want to splurge some more you can invest in an Ancestry.com membership.  That will really get you going and help you find the missing links.  More to come on Ancestry.com and their “hints” to help you.  
For now, if you’re interested in researching your family’s history I would highly recommend starting there.  I’m sure there are other programs, but it certainly has worked wonders for me.  I have used Family Tree Maker since I started searching our history probably 15 years ago.  We started very basic as a 4-H project that my mom and I were both interested in.  After a few years of using a typewriter and the basic forms that 4-H required you to fill out we invested in FTM and it was a miracle.  
Meet a few of my ancestors…
Harvey

My grandma and her friends (bottom left)
And we have a huge stack of photos with no names.
Still haven’t figured out who these people are!
Who is this baby?  No idea yet…. still searching!

Fortunate to have a family who appreciates memories and history, 

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