Monday, April 20, 2020

The Family Genealogy Project

I've been working on my family's genealogy off and on for decades.  Fortunately we have some really good researchers in the family who have got back to the 1400s!  Last night hubby's sister asked me if I could help put together the genealogy for their side of the family and I reluctantly agreed to help.  I say reluctantly because #1, hubby's family is all from the Philippines and record keeping was hardly done as recently as 50 years ago, and #2, hubby's family is HUGE (his dad had 15 kids and 19 sibling, his mom had a dozen siblings).  So instead of a family tree it looks like a family hedgerow!

Since I have lots of free time anyway, I will give it a shot.  I am using FamilySearch (free) to do research and to create the family tree in.  I'm not a fan of Ancestry because you have to pay every month or you can't access it, even if you have put a lot of records, time, and effort into the site.

Hubby's dad's side is a bit researched because his great grandfather was a governor and they named a university after him so that is helpful (that's his photo above).  On the other hand, I can hardly imagine one generation having over 500 immediate relatives!  Yikes!


  1. That is a lot of relatives! I will try the site that is free. Thanks.

    1. The FamilySearch site is really great, the amount of records they have scanned is incredible!