Monday, December 14, 2015

But There Is Some Good News!

It's always nice when you can follow some bad news with some good.  Kudos to Larry for bringing a new family history program to our attention.  It appears that Larry has some well-placed friends in the business community who have been working on an educational resource for family historians. What's not to like about that?

Larry has promised to try to get Linda and Denise on a conference call with Larry and his developer friend to find out more about this wonderful program.  We might even manage a presentation to the group sometime in the Spring.

I spent a little time today wandering around the website and all I can say is OMG! If you are one of those who is just starting out on your family history journey and need some step-by-step guidance on getting started, computer basics, family history basics and a whole BUNCH of other useful information, this website is a great place to start.

This project works with FamilySearch - which we all know and love and is still maintained as a free resource. Linda and Denise have been recommending for a while that those of you just starting to build your tree start with - not just because it is free (although that is a wonderful advantage) but because it offers some of the best resources out there. might have the biggest collection of digital resources - but FamilySearch is catching up, and we have the advantage of a Family History Library easily accessible in West Ashley. What they don't have available online they can often supply on microfiche, film, or hard copy.

So wander over to the Family History Guide's "Get Started" page and begin your educational journey. And if you do start using this resource, we would love to have you report back to the group at one of our meetings on how it is going and what you think of the program.

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