I am very new at this and have become an addict! With some names in a family Bible that my aunt had maintained, I started my search about two months ago.Found that with the free trials at Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com, I was able to find quite a bit of info. But I needed better access, so I joined both groups. It's expensive, and I may have been foolish to do this, but I did it!I was quite suprised to see how differently Gen.com displays the census info: You don't have to go through all the steps you have to do in Ancestry. The only problem I have with Gen.com is that I can't see the whole census page. Can't figure out how to "move over" and get to the right-hand side. When you print in the regular print mode, the whole page is shown, but too small for me to read.I just print it out with the larger image, and then go to Ancestry.com and find the whole page....and print that out. But I am still better off with the larger print size of Gen.com. (Am I making any sense here?)The folks who have put years and years of research onto the web have done a great service for people like me. I cannot see myself going to libraries and courthouses, etc. for the next 10 years.....(I'm too old to start that now!!!) So what I am able to get off the web with a very few trips to my parents' hometowns will probably enable me to get the info I want. Am not interested in a surname base of thousands!But it is fascinating.....and I am most appreciative of all the hard work that has gone on before. Oh, and I find the county discussion boards on both sites, as well as Roots Web, quite helpful. I post lots of queries there, and people have been most helpful. I do not like the Morman site......have not gotten much info fromtheir data base, or maybe I am just feeding in the wrong facts. Or......maybe my ancestors were not interesting enough! LOLHappy hunting, folks!!!"Rosie"
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