Sharing Your Family History
July 11, 2013
Everyone likes to share, especially when it comes to genealogy. We spend our time researching, and when we finally find a long lost ancestor, we want to share that with the world. FamilySearch has a new tool available on their website that can help genealogists share their information as well as connect with family working on the same lines. The new tool is called Family Tree, and it is free and now available to the public.
Family Tree is an online application where users add information about themselves and then add in information about their ancestors. Some of the new features include the ability to add photos and stories about your ancestors and share those using social media. Another benefit to having your information in Family Tree is that the information is preserved. It is good to know that if my computer files were ever damaged or my photos were destroyed, I would still have access to the information.
If learning how to use the website interests you, the Midwest Genealogy Center is offering a class to learn how to use FamilySearch- Family Tree. The class will be offered on July 16th at 10:00 a.m. and again on August 20th at 7:00 p.m. The class is free, however, registration is required.
Midwest Genealogy Center