Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Family Tree

I posted my family tree on They just made it so everyone can post a big tree and you don't have to pay extra. You used to have to pay extra for this service.

Anyway, I uploaded my tree which has 243 people in it today. A baby tree by most genealogists' standards, but I created it all myself (no cut and paste from someone else's tree), so I'm pretty proud of it so far. It's taken me a long time to do because I've frequently lost track of what I was doing and had to start over. Also, midway through the project I realized the importance of documenting one's sources. I couldn't remember exactly how I knew certain dates or people's names, and I had to start over and document every piece of information that I had.

Finished just in time. Someone actually saw my tree on and emailed me for help. I knew right where my documentation was and, I hope, was able to help him. He hasn't responded to me so I'm not sure if he got my message back. does one of those double-blind email things so you can't talk to strangers directly. It's actually a very impressive, powerful website. Costs about $150/year for a membership, but it's well worth it.

Here is a picture of my grandparents. People see this picture and do a double-take, they say I look just like my grandmother. I admit that sometimes I see it and the likeness freaks me out a little bit.


jer said...

Cool! How cool is it to look so similar to someone who lived so long ago! Talk about dominant genes!....jer

Allison said...

Wow. That is freakish but in a very cool way.

I know I said I was going to leave nasty comments on your blog since I can never get you on the phone but I can't bring myself to do it.

I should have you talk to my mom. She is totally into genealogy too. She is obsessed.

Shannon Kristine Croft said...

Why is there a picture of Kirsten Dunst on your blog? Haha! Just kidding, grandma is so pretty, you guys are like twins.


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