My family tree
Debbie shares her experience on tracking down her family tree.
I tried out the free internet tool called Geni to make my family tree.
I found it really user-friendly, you never run out of space like you do on paper and it is highly interactive. You add email addreses to the tree and invite your family members to join you in constructing the tree.
It has turned out wonderfully since it has become an international collective effort with everyone adding their part and their memories and photos.
I have "met" family members I never knew existed, reconnected with people i have not seen in years (or ever), shared stories and learnt a great deal about my family history.
I highly recommend it, this tool adds greatly to the "family tree experience".
Most importantly if you lose your precious piece of paper with the family records, all the info is not lost since it is now carried electronically by hundreds of family members via the Geni website.