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How To Make A Family Tree Template

“Darling! Where is my grandfather’s certificate of birth?”

“You think it was on my writing table? It isn’t there anymore!”

“Well, if it was there the other week, love, where it is now? I’m looking there, and it’s not there.”

“Belinda! Where did that sheet of paper go with my Mom’s information, you know the one with my great, great Granny’s name scrawled across the top?”

Family Tree Template

When I began my family tree research, conversation between me    and my wife went something like the above. It was wild. I had a pile of indispensable facts that sat on my desk in no particular order. It consisted of every document and photocopy I could find or buy about our family history, cocktail napkins with bits of the past on them, and assorted tablets filled with data. In next to no time, I was losing track of vital pieces of information, some of which I couldn’t remember I’d lost until weeks later. It was an expensive lesson and hopefully one you can avoid. Information and birth certificates needed to be reordered and once again attempts were made to organize it. I began to wonder if I’d taken on too much. It was then that I discovered the wonders of family tree software to help a build a tree but organize all my thoughts, bits and random errata into a coherent, usable form With that said, I would like to share with you my experience with family tree software and the different websites out there on the Net to help you produce your family tree. First, there is a difference between websites that have Ancestry research tools and information, and websites that offer ways to document your findings.. Initially I want to talk about those software and websites which keep track of the information you will collect and organize it into a usable form. I will also attempt to clarify what is, at times, a blurring of the two types of sites and software available.  Continue reading

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