Since putting up our family website and importing the family tree, we’ve made several connections to relatives. Those relatives are 2nd and 3rd cousins whom I’ve never met. They are from across the United States and across the ocean in Scandinavia. I’m sure these connections would not have been made without the website.
Each connection is a story in itself. Those of us researching family history are finding missing pieces that would not otherwise have been found. It’s very exciting!
The primary technology that is making these connections happen is Internet Search. But the search engine is only half of the formula. The other half is the family website that contains the family information.
Using a WordPress plugin called Roots Persona we are able to import a family tree from other genealogy programs like ansestry.com. We can then manage and display all of those family members records from within our own family website.
Having your own family website gives you total control and ownership of all your data. It also gives you the huge benefit of enabling other people to find you through search engines. With the family website and Roots Persona each family member will be searchable on Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines.
If you want to make connections the easy way this is the way to go! Get a family history website and start making connections!
If you are interested in getting your own family history website set up let us know. We’d love to help you!
How long is a generation? Mark discusses this and the relevancy of a single person in relation to the number of ancestors in their family. It’s very interesting to look at these numbers. Going only 10 generations back can include thousands of people in that one family. How long is a generation? About 25 years.
The local TV station, KSAX, presented a short story about our new family history business. The Family Tree Online story explains how Mark Harris and Jeff Meland of Preserve Your Legacy offer services to help people save and preserve their family tree history using today’s technology.
History Comes Alive at our Free Event!
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Your Life is Detailed in Photos, Film, and Memories
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Photos, film, documents, and any other text will be safe forever and easy to view by all of your family members and relatives. Forever.
No more “who has the ancestry book with all the old information?” questions.
Your life experiences and those of your family members will never be forgotten.
Your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will now have a chance to know all about you.
Your genealogy information and Family Tree will be easily accessible and changeable.
You’ll have a system that makes it easy for you and your relatives to add information about themselves.
Your descendants will be able to continue to add their information to the system as time goes by.
Old information and New information will all be contained in neat orderly fashion.
Your Family Legacy will be preserved.
You will never be forgotten.
Your Legacy and Your Family are Too Important to Put Off Till LaterI know what it’s like to plan on doing something only to continue putting it off. When I look back there are many things I wish I would have done. Things that I no longer have a chance to do. It’s human nature to put things off. But some things are just too important.
Don’t Make the Mistake of Not Asking These Questions!
Do I want my children, grand children, and even younger descendants to know who I was, what I looked like, what my life was like, and even what I sounded like when I talked or sang? Would I like them to hear a speech I gave, or a musical performance I was a part of? Would I want them to hear my stories of the old days? Do I want photos, film, and other treasures that I have saved through the years to be preserved and enjoyed by my descendants?
What is the best way to preserve all of those old photos, film, and documents?
What will happen to all of my family’s old pictures, film, and documents if it stays in the closet?
How can all of this priceless family information be kept safe and be accessible at the same time?
Will all of the wonderful experiences and stories that I have to tell be forgotten when I die?
Will my descendants be able to learn what life was like for me?
Do I want to be remembered?
You can preserve your legacy.
Have You Compiled Information on Your Family Tree?
Tools are available on the Internet to do Genealogy Research. These tools help you discover and save your family tree information. They are useful but they lack some important parts including the flexibility to arrange and save your data in a format that you want.
Your Family Tree Can Be Imported to a Better Place
We can integrate your family tree information from existing family genealogy tools. It can then be presented in a more flexible and convenient way. It’s an excellent, long term, permanent solution that you can take complete ownership of. It gives you complete control of all of your treasured information, photos, and video.
So Many Memories Have Been Recorded and Saved. But For How Long?
Many of us have stored our life experiences on old pictures and film. Yet they are at risk of being lost or destroyed. They are also at risk of deteriorating over time. The technology of today has changed that. Now you can save and preserve your legacy so your descendants can enjoy it for decades to come.
Are Your Favorite Memories Stored on Old Photos and Film?
If you or another family member has old photos, film, and documents that should be preserved now is the time. Only in the past few years has technology provided a great way to save and preserve this information. Now you can preserve it and make it easily accessible by your family and relatives. Old photos can be digitized. Old film can be digitized and have soundtracks added. Documents can be scanned and saved in digital format.
That’s all most of us want for ourselves when we die. We want to be remembered. We don’t want to be forgotten. A legacy of wonderful stories and knowledge of things that occurred in your life. Information that will be lost forever if you are not allowed to somehow preserve it. We all have information and memories of past events that no one else has. Take the time to preserve it so that it can be passed on to your descendants. They will be thankful to you for decades to come. And you will have the peace of knowing you will not be forgotten.
Did I Make A Difference?
A common and wise question that many people want to be able to answer yes to when their life is over is “Did I Make a Difference”? Well here’s one way that you can make a difference. You can leave behind your legacy. Let your family and descendants know about your life.
Volumes of information and stories lost forever. That’s what it’s like. A library burnt to the ground is like one of your elderly family members who dies without leaving their stories and thoughts behind. Our beloved older family members have so much knowledge and information. When they die that knowledge and information goes with them. Many times they are the only person who knows about many events that descendants would love to hear about. Don’t let your older family members and relatives pass away without allowing them to leave behind their own personal legacy.