Sunday, April 3, 2011
How I Got Started...
Over 30 years ago I became interested in doing genealogy work on my family lines. During that time I tried to understand what happens to family names after the 4th or 5th generations that I could keep track of easily.
I have been working ever since to develop an organizing system for myself that was easy to understand.
I have taken several genealogy classes over the years but nothing ever stayed with me until I learned how to use the Ahnentafel numbering system which even then I didn’t fully understand. That was in the late 80’s.
Back in 2005 while serving at the Family History Training Center in St. George, Utah I shared with a group of people how I kept track of my genealogy and that was the beginning of realizing how little was out there in teaching a hands on organizing system. I have developed a 3 phase system that is unique to any other system I am aware of.
My workbook is a 3 ring binder that includes how to organize your first 5 generations, how to continue on after the 5th generation and how to put together a Document box that works along the same principle that my binder does.