I started doing family tree work for my Grandmother Orla Fern Hurst Wagner. She was the self appointed family historian. For allof her life, she kept the family and friends stories. So to help her, my husband generously offered my help and signed me up with a family tree class at the local community college. My Grandmother was happy and we shared and distributed what she had to pass on.
My work has been aided and added to by family members and distant cousins and is still ongoing, as any one knows-these pages are still a work in progress. I have made it as accurate as possible with the information passed on. Some lines have had more work on than others and I am still inputting information recently acquired.
I gathered information over the years but with 3 children life sort of caught up with me and until the purchase of the new Family Tree Maker software I had not been active. It reignited the bug to work on the family tree of ours again and to share info just like my Gram but to also gather new information on my various lines.
My Husbands family tree that I have been working on includes: The Piercey, Cartwright, Apsley, Bells, McFarland, Oxford, Triplett, Timmons families; also theBalster's, Rutenbeck's family lines.
My own family tree includes: The Arp, Paustian and Zeitner families, the Hurst and Schneider's, Draper and Potter's, Wagner and Cadwell families.
I have helped out in my children's class projects where they do a report on their family history. It amazed me that they knew all about T.vprograms but very little about their grandparents or family history. I think that this will help curb that for them-What an Adventure!