I've spent the last few months tracing my ancestry on Ancestry.com, and I must say that it has been quite an endeavor. One that I've enjoyed so much I've decided to do a scrapbook for my daughter for Mother's Day. I've traced my mother's and father's ancestry back three generations. I know amazing, right. The site was easy to use. It asks for basic information like: first and last names, places where you relatives may have lived, mother and father's name if know, birthday etc. You enter as much information that you have on the person and the systems returns information that you can browse.
What's cool about the site, is they do some of the tracing for you when you're off-line. For example, they return birth, marriage and death records that they think are connected to your family. When you log back in, it will give you an indicator on the person that they may have information on. I also liked that other members may be searching the same heritage line and may have pictures or other documentation that you can copy. You can make your information public for others to view or you can make it private.
This is a picture of my daughter's great grandmother in her younger days. Her grandmother, who passed away several years ago is sitting on her lap. I plan to include pictures of me and her dad in our younger days and work my way up to the 3rd generation. I'm looking forward to putting this scrapbook together.
I was able to find an ancestry scrapbook, below, on Amazon for a good price. I snatched it up quickly, the company, KCompany, is no longer making the book. I really like the brown and turquoise colors and the slot on the album where I can add the family name. For some reason brown and turquoise seem appropriate for ancestry photos.
Some may see Ancestry.com as somewhat pricey, pricing may vary month to month, but it was worth the time and energy that it took to trace my roots. They offer a 30 day trial period, so if you're diligent you may be able to accomplish tracing a great deal of your heritage during that period. If you're interested in digging a little deeper into who you are, check out the site and make some memories for your family.