Geni…my Family treepot (tree depot..get it…get it)

I don’t know why this popped into my head today. Maybe it’s because I’ve uninstalled WoW at work and now my brain is searching for some other distraction, but I’ve always been interested in genealogy.

I remember when I was a kid, my dad had this hard bound case that contained this old and tattered book inside with the words ‘Holmes Genealogy’ pressed into the front cover. I also remember spending hours going through it and reading the names of my ancestors and making up stories – fabricated histories if you will – of the names I saw. It was better than any book I read. Where is this book now? Sadly, I don’t know. It’s been misplaced from all the moves and all the years. Maybe my parents have it tucked away somewhere, maybe it’s in an old bookstore or maybe it’s just plain lost.

Well, this little thought bubble prompted me to use the google to search for ‘create your family tree’, and lo and behold, I stumbled on this site: Geni

It really is amazing how much I remembered when I was punching in the names of my family. I was lost in whirring of stories and memories as entered each individual name into their easy to use tree maker.

It was great.

There is also an obvious feature to add email addresses to each entry you make with the option of auto sending an email to each person. So, naturally, I entered the email addresses that I knew and now I’m anxiously awaiting to see if anyone bites.

I think this is a very neat new toy. I hope ‘the fam’ bite and that I can see my tree expanding.

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