I’ve been researching my family history for about 10 years, give or take. About 5 years ago, I gave up using software that needed to be installed on a computer. Instead I use ancestry.com’s system. It allows for me to collaborate with my mom about research and let other family members look at it. If it was only on my computer, I would not have the collaborative opportunity. Whether this is a good or bad thing is open to debate.
Anyway, one of the drawbacks to using a proprietary system like ancestry.com is that those who are not subscribers cannot access research and collaborate. This blog is another way for me – hopefully – to make connections with people who may be researching the same family names.
My primary research is focused on ancestors from England and Germany. After they immigrated, they settled in the Midwest, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. Some family names are: Lightcap, Strelesky, Bausman, Deininger, Wulff, Doose, Hebenstreit, and Davis.