Remember, Family Tree at FamilySearch is not meant to be a private tree for your dead relatives!
However, if you want an online tree that is subject to being edited or added to by strangers, then you'll want to stay tuned to this channel! Why would anyone choose the 2nd Option?! Well, folks who use FamilySearch Family Tree want to see their tree grow. They want to connect with cousins. They want collaboration (if it has been documented)! If anyone changes the information and it is incorrect, you can change it back with little or no trouble.
FamilySearch Family Tree will interact with RootsMagic (your static, private version of your family tree) so that you can upload your info to Family Tree instead of entering each name separately.
If you don't use RootsMagic, perhaps you will change your mind when you find out that your family tree at Ancestry.com can be imported to RootsMagic and then be uploaded/integrated with FamilySearch!
Or not. If your previous software is ged.com compatible, then you can load it onto FamilySearch Family Tree, also.
Here's one of several video presentations at YouTube that you might want to watch, so that when I do a demonstration in a couple of weeks, you will be ahead of the game: https://youtu.be/iWm9bFGyMSc
Also, explore the good things people have to say about Family Tree at FamilySearch:
1. Obtain a sign-in/account at FamilySearch.org Family Tree (FREE_)
2. Choose a few of your dead ancestors (Start with your grand or great grand parents). Enter them into the Family Tree and see what happens. You can print out the results in pedigree form, if you like.
3. Let me know your comments, questions, and so forth. (email@example.com)
#1: Free Access to Legacy's Genealogy Webinars (https://familytreewebinars.com/freeaccess)
#2: At eogn.com, this week's "regular" no-pay newsletter: look for keywords "Evernote"; New YorkHealth DeptLock-upVital Event Records;https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/; Sussex Parish Records; Your Ancestor, a Convict Shipped to Australia?; Genealogy Events Calendar Update; New Records, Findmypast.com; The person or persons in my class who can tell me why Dick Eastman's newsletter is shorter than usual will win a prize!
Currently, I subscribe to an online genealogy magazine (FamilyTreeMagazine). I believe it is also available in hard copy, too. Well, wouldn't you know that some of the things I've been thinking about, lately, are topics in the latest issue?!! Reading hasn't gone out of fashion, folks!
What is a State Research Guide [and why did the Family History Center quit carrying them?] FamilyTreeMagazine.com offers two state guides each month. If class goes well on Friday and we have time, I will tell you where to find the "old" state guides at FamilySearch.org.
Family Tree Options: Software, Online, ?
Recent weather events remind us: What will happen to our Genealogy? Where to you store your genealogy?
Christmas is coming: What will you give your family?
Where do you back up your photos?
Hiring a Professional Genealogist--What you need to know
Family History Center FWB: Open Thursday 10a.m.-4p.m. and Saturday 10a.m.-1p.m. 339 Lake Drive (off Memorial Pkway, behind Beal Memorial Cemetery, at LDS Chapel); Private appointments available; just email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s as easy as realizing that you already know something about
your family history!
It’s crucial to write down (or record) what you know so that you
can see WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.
is why, in the old days, we filled out “pedigree” or “ancestor”
charts. Of course you can still choose those forms, if you want.
You can even download them free on the Internet.
just one website among many that will let you download free charts.
are also websites that will let you build a family tree on the
Internet. If you utilize this tool, be sure you do not post
information on your living relatives. Here are some options for
creating your family tree online:
are other online family trees, but the ones I have given you are
among the most popular and reliable.
for a good book about Genealogy? Search www.amazon.com.
ancestral trails begins and ends with three important pieces of
information: Who? When? Where? Apply these questions to
every vital life event: Birth, Marriage, Death; (aka batch,
match, and dispatch)!
are looking for the name of your ancestor as it would have occurred
at the time of his birth; we want to guestimate his date of birth if
we don’t already know it. We need to know a general idea
of where that event occurred, if possible. Newspapers
are a possible source, family Bibles, birth announcement cards and
maybe you can glean some info from a photograph or two.
A reason to do genealogy and seek out your family history:
It has never been more important to know your family's health history. Read the article here and
Start sending for death certificates.
Dig about in the attics and basements for clues about meds your family member took.
Investigate stories that might include information about the ancestors' health, especially pension applications...or whatever you can find.
And for Pete's (or whoever's) sake, talk to living relatives, especially older living relatives...even if they are distant relatives.
Find county histories and speak to old-timers in the are where your relatives lived. Review newspapers and photographs. Learn the signs (physical signs) of genetic diseases and consult medical dictionaries if you have questions.
Recently I was working on an indexing project which dealt with field hospitals and in this case, a particular hospital that treated the diseases and sicknesses of both local folks and the soldiers coming out of the 1865 civil war fighting. Names, ages, and the disease or cause of their being at the medical facility were recorded. This source was not specially tied to genetic disease, but reminded me that our ancestors suffered in a time that the existence of antiseptics had not yet made an appearance. There was no such thing as a deterrent or cure for typhoid. We are linked to those ancestral experiences if only through DNA. Let science and technology become a part of your family history, now.