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All Dressed Up And Nothing To Do For The Holidays? Try This!

It's definitely not for everyone, but for some, they may find something fun to do on a day when one may be sitting alone. And believe me, I've spent more Christmas seasons alone than with people during my lifetime.

Legacy is a free software that you can download online. You can also get the premium version, but to get started, free is good. (You can always upgrade later without losing your work). 

It's not a difficult program to learn, and if you're computer savvy, it won't take long at all. Corrections are FAR easier than if you make a mistake on the familysearch.org program, so fear not. Sally forth, with the information you have on your family!

One of the biggest promises that rarely comes true is "One of these days, I'm going to trace my family tree to leave for the kids/family." One day, that individual passes leaving boxes of old photos, and worse yet, no understandable lineage to tie it all together.

Now is your opportunity! Turn on a good movie, fire up the coffee pot (or something similar), and using familysearch.org or other online free genealogy sites, start creating an heirloom for your children and/or relatives. Or if you're like me, you're leaving something behind to say, "We were here." This program can later be uploaded to familysearch or ancestry.com. (I would suggest Ancestry, as familysearch.org allows strangers to change your work in its new community-based software). 

Don't forget to add the source or citing of each piece of information to prove your work.

Who knows! You just might discover a new hobby that can be terribly addicting!


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