Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Figuring Out the Family Tree
I'm a Mac girl and as I may have mentioned before, I love my iMac (great Christmas present sweety). I really wanted to do the family tree thing in Mac format, but it has limited software choices, plus when I started this whole thing....my old Mac was in desparate need of upgrading.
Eventually, I opted for going PC based and using Family Tree Maker 2009. See how long I've been at this. The software is already out of date.
Last night I finally got it all moved over to a new laptop and uploaded it on Ancestry.com.
Absolutely fascinating. I did even watch Jeopardy. (Did stop for Glee though...I didn't see that one coming.) I finally made myself shut the computer off at 11:00pm, which is when I finally ate dinner.
Best fact I have found so far...my Great Grandfather came over from Germany on the S.S. Oder departing out of Bremen on or about October 3, 1880 when he was 19 years old.
Seriously...how amazing is that.
I'd love to find someone out there who's used Ancestry.com. I have a lot of questions, but so far this adventure has been amazing and addicting.