Week 2 – Paid Online Genealogy Tools: Which paid genealogy tool do you appreciate the most? What special features put it at the top of your list? How can it help others with their genealogy research?I have taken my time thinking about this question, and since I only have 1 place that I subscribe to it made me think… what am I missing? There are probably a ton of “tools” I could be using that I am not aware of…
Ancestry.com is the only thing in my arsenal that is a paid tool; simple one stop shopping for the most part. I can do general look-ups on people, I can scour the card catalogues, I can connect with cousins I didn’t know I had… for what I pay a month that is quite an accomplishment! No it isn’t perfect, yes I do get frustrated sometimes, but you know what? It is a lot easier than having to fly across the county to try and look up a record that may or may not be there.
In fact, it has led me on some of my greatest genealogical adventures to date. Got me started on paths I may not have thought about and kept the ball rolling with a continuous stream of ideas and possibilities.
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