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Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree shows how rewarding and informative building a family history can be. Genealogy instructor Jeff Sengstack teaches how to find lost ancestors, connect with living relatives, and collaborate with others to grow a family tree. He explains how to use the Family Tree Maker application along with Ancestry.com and other internet sites to track down census data, immigration records, and other important documents, and then organize family tree data. Jeff also presents tips on how to scan old photos, create video slideshows, and build family web sites. Exercise files accompany this course.
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(Music playing.) Hi, I'm Jeff Sengstack. I love doing family tree research. I have been at it for 25 years. When I started researching and organizing a family tree, it was a time-consuming, tedious, costly, and sometimes frustrating process. Well, times have changed. Now, with software like Family Tree Maker and the Internet, you can make discoveries, find information, and gather your family story quickly and easily right from your computer. In this course, I'll explain how to use Family Tree Maker along with websites, such as Ancestry.com to gather information about your family history.
I'll show you how you can organize your family tree, link individuals to photographs, documents, and places and finally, how to share your discoveries with your family. The Internet has opened the genealogy research floodgates, and Family Tree Maker 2010, the software I feature in these tutorials, has become the hub of that data collection, organization, and dissemination process. Genealogy is fun, informative, rewarding, and exciting. So let's start learning how to grow and share your family tree.
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