Friday Fixation: Family Trees

So I am obessed with I mean, I pay the $19.95 per month so that I can browse through all the records on the site. And I think it's worth it. Entertaining and rewarding to find out as much as you can about the people that made you "you". Nevermind the fact that they have a feature where you can find out who is related to you that is famous. I mean, Lousisa May Alcott and I are 7th cousins 4 times removed!

Recently I noticed that they have various high school year books scanned now as well, as part of their image library - which provides a little more then just dates and places to your family tree. If you look through a high school year book - you can find out nicknames, sports, clubs and other pasttimes that might add a little personality to the names.

The girl in this picture is my grandmother. And I found it on!

So I've gotten pretty good at finding relatives and information on them. If you decide you want to try it and need some tips - let me know!

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.


Anonymous said... is amazing! My favorite part is looking at all the census they have posted, I think it's awesome to be able to see what my great-great grandpa did for a living. The feature that tells you who your famous relatives are (lucille ball! :-)) is pretty cool too!

Ellen Martin said...

I love reading the census information too! It made me excited to fill out mine this year. :)