Friday Fixation: Family Trees

So I am obessed with ancestry.com. 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 ancestry.com!

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.

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