Exploring my Family History

Has anyone out there used Ancestry.com? I am getting ready to bite the bullet and sign up for a short time in order to explore some particular areas of interest in my family history.

If you have used Ancestry.com I would love to hear your feedback, tips and suggestions in the comment section at the end of this post.

I am preparing to trace 2 sets of lineage.

The first are my Great Grandparents on my Father’s side that immigrated from the Germany, Austria, and Hungary regions. I just want to link them to where they lived there and discover what brought them here. It’s just discovering their story really.  Finding the historical events that caused them to immigrate.

The second is tracing the Native American lineage on my Mothers side. I am hoping to follow their movements between the US and Canada.  Find out the Events that drove those movements and how a Native American woman and a man from Iceland came to be wed.

I want to be very efficient with the process and try to stay on task. Knowing how much data Ancestry has sort of concerns me that I may get overwhelmed or lost. Your tips and insights will be appreciated.

On a recent trip between 7 countries, our Tour Director shared historical facts with us between areas that helped us understand the back story. That information was really helpful when visiting a place for the first time.

I think the information I am seeking  is sort of the same thing. A connection of past to present. It will be easier to tell my story with these supporting historical facts.

Do you know any other great resources for tracking family lineage?  If so, please leave any suggestions in the Comment section at the end of this post.

I hope you will take a minute to share a comment. Thanks!