Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Think you have all your genealogy done? Try is prominently featured on the startup page of Here is a screenshot of the page:

The program will become much better known for its fantastic designs that it produces from the data in Family Tree.

Quite simply, if you think that all of your genealogy has been "done" by some relative or another, you are sadly mistaken and, will prove you wrong in just few easy steps. I need to point out some conditions that apply to this program before you even get started:

  • only works with's Family Tree program. You must be a registered user of Family Tree to have the program work.
  • You need to understand what the program is and is not showing you. What you are being shown is data that comes from Family Tree. If the Family Tree is inaccurate, the results in will also be inaccurate. 
  • If your family tree information the Family Tree programs appears to be "complete" you need to go back one or two or more generations. The program works best if you go back a least one generation past the first ancestors to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
If you follow these guidelines, you will quickly see how powerful this program is for addressing the issue of thinking all the work "has been done" on all my lines. 

Just in case you think I do not know what I am talking about. Here is a pedigree chart showing my Family Tree file for 9 generations. The oldest ancestors on this chart were born in the early 1600s. 

If you had the actual program, you could see I have some potential work on some few lines even from this chart. In case you are wondering the first dead end is six generations back in the 1700s in Wales. 

Please take time to watch the instructional videos. The videos are located under the "How To" menu at the top of the screen. 

I will conclude by saying this, if you are working on taking names to the Temple and you aren't using, you aren't doing your genealogy to the fullest extent your could be.

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