I write a newsletter for my church concerning Family History. I also have a blog that I refer members to but it is actually open to the public. In my newsletters, I have a section I call Boot Camp. I try to help people with their family history. So many would like to do family history but have no idea where to begin so these are some very basic lesson and ideas to help everyone with their family history. Remembering that we are actually living our family history now, there are some ideas on what to do now for future generations also. Even though this blog is directed towards the people in my church and my city, it often will have some interesting information for everyone anywhere. So HERE is the blog.
Most of my Boot Camp lessons will be referring to Family Search. It is a wonderful FREE program with World Wide Family Tree. The Family Tree is Live - meaning if you add something to it, your relatives all over the world will be able to see it and use it right then. I know most of us use a variety of Family Trees online but this one is FREE and Live which most are not. One word of note is that it is mostly for the deceased. Any living people information will not be viewable to others. You can put living people into your tree but that will be the only thing others will not be able to see until those living in your tree are deceased. You can add photos, stories, videos, etc. that others will be able to see (for deceased people). There is an awesome FREE search area and lots of FREE help. Check out the blog for other information about Family Search.