Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry Blogmas Day 21 Genealogy

My task today was to upload all of the genealogy records that are on my computer to the Family Search website.  I've already spent many hours on this task today with many more hours to come as I have thousands of genealogy records for my ancestors going back 15 generations.  And I have to do this manually.  Yikes.

Fortunately Family Search is both free ( reason I don't like Ancestry is because if you stop paying them you lose access to any records you have uploaded to their site!) and collaborative which means everyone can add to people's genealogy records and fortunately I have some relatives who are amazing genealogists so for many records I just need to see that the records I have (birth, census, marriage, death, etc records) match records that have been uploaded by them which makes the process much easier and faster than painstakingly recording and uploading each and every record I have.

If you are at all interested in your family genealogy, you should really check out Family Search.  You need to set up a free account then once you are in the site, you can search records and build up your family tree or, much easier, search family trees and see if someone has already created a tree for your family.  Like I said, my amazing relatives have uploaded everything from the basics (birth records, census records) to family stories, newspaper articles about the person, and best of all, pictures!  Unfortunately, I have very few family pictures but I have found generations of family pictures on Family Search which is an amazing find!  The photo above is my third great grandfather and fourth great grandparents.  Cool!

1 comment:

  1. I love pictures, too. Thanks for that information about Family Search. I am going there tonight.