I’ve been using geni to compose my family tree. I haven’t done any of my own research so far – my first aim is to simply combined the records from my Dad’s side, my Mum’s side, and my wife’s family. I’ve already entered 185 names but only scratched the surface of the archive material that I have.
Doing it online is fantastic. It’s easy to share and collaborate with other people, it’s safe from accidental loss and it’s free. I’m also hoping that one day someone comes across it and discovers they are part of the family and grows the tree. Maybe one day we will all join tree’s to Adam and Eve. 🙂
The two celebrities that I’ve found so far are my great-great-great-grandfather’s brother, Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) a famous architect that has many great works to show for (e.g. the Albert Monument) and my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Scott (1747-1821) nicknamed, “The Commentator” because he wrote a best-selling commentary of the Bible.
Many thanks to Carole King (My Paternal Grandfathers niece) for the Fotherby family tree, Mark Bodley Scott (my Maternal Grandfather) for the Bodley Scott family tree and Sarah Cowland (my mother-in-law) for the Cowland family tree.