Saturday Night Fun!

I haven't participated in Randy Seaver's ~ Genea-Musings ~ Saturday Night Genealogy Fun in quite awhile so I thought I would check it out for this weekend. Boy am I glad I did! Here it is ~

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  If you have your family tree research in a Genealogy Management Program (GMP), whether a computer software program or an online family tree, figure out how to find how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database (hint:  the Help button is your friend!)

2)  Tell us which GMP you use, and how many persons, places, sources, etc. are in your database(s) today in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or Google+ stream comment.

Because it is such an ever-stakingly slow process rebuilding my family tree, I think this is wonderful idea! If I post this information every so often maybe I will actually see my progress better. My free time is so rare... but here is where my tree is at right now:

I am using Family Tree Maker 2 on my MacBook Pro to rebuild my tree. I have had a lot to learn with the Mac since I bought it, this being my first Mac product. It has taken me about a year and a half to get this far and for the most part, I have been working on two lines. I stopped entering information to my old tree a couple years or so ago, so I am finding (not researching), seeing and learning a lot of new things from the information in my files that I am adding as I go along. 

Here are the statistics of my old tree when I stopped entering information ~

You can see a hugh difference, in several things. First and foremost, the amount of lines covered in the old tree is actually 7 lines. Maybe not much information on those lines, but basics. Seven lines because I have my four biological lines, my stepfather's line, my daughter's father's line and my husband's line. As I said, so far in the new tree I have been predominately working on two lines, a lot more information on those two lines wouldn't you say?

I am roughly 500 people and 22 sources from matching my old tree, with just a couple of lines entered at this point. You can compare the other differences yourself. I am really pleased with my new tree, in time I will be caught up. My tree now is so much better, the journey is definitely worth it.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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