It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a genealogy geek. Family history has really become my passion, and I’m happy spending hours at the computer or my scrapbook table piecing together a picture of our past.
So imagine my excitement when upon following a suggestion from a Relief Society lesson in St. George last Sunday, I discovered this gem – new.familysearch.org. – a family history website provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use by . . . anybody! I’ve only just begun figuring out the possibilities, but I can already tell that this will be a great asset to my genealogy projects.
Somebody (actually lots of somebodies) has done a lot of research, and this website has organized the information in a very usable manner. I was excited to find the names of ancestors from Butler, Pratt, Carpenter, and Berrett lines. I took some time to study the time line that lists major events in chronological order. And I oohed and ahhed in amazement when I clicked on “maps” and found pushpins all over a Google map showing significant events in my life, including our marriage and the births of our children.
Check it out – I think it’s a happy place to visit!