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Welcome to Genealogy.com! This course is designed to demonstrate the features of the Web site and show some ways to use them in your genealogy research. To begin, we'll be taking a look at personal home pages — your spot on Genealogy.com.

A personal home page can have many uses for family historians. It can be used to display the results of your research, so that far-flung relatives can see what you've uncovered. It can also be way to make contact with other researchers who are working on the same lines. On Genealogy.com, all of the personal home pages are searchable, so you can search for surnames of interest and possibly make contact with the page's owner. If you include contact information on your page, other researchers can do the same with you — you never know when a second cousin might stop by!

Sample home page with a photo added

A personal home page is also a great way to publicize family events, such as reunions. You can post the announcement on your page, and later, after the reunion's over, you can put the pictures up too. No matter how far-flung your family may be, they'll be able to access these treasured memories through their Web browsers.

Each personal home page on Genealogy.com can hold up to 10MB of information — you can upload pictures, GEDCOM files, and other information up to that limit. Let's take a look at how to set up a basic page with a photograph.

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