Genealogists, start your search engines and speed to the online ancestor information you need.
Few people had heard of the phenomenon called “the internet” when I first logged onto CompuServe in May of 1986. Back then, family tree information was scarce, unorganized and hard to find.
Since then, millions of genealogy websites have sprung up. Some are well-known sites such as Ancestry.com
; others are smaller sites built by everyday genealogy enthusiasts who have a deep desire to share their family history with other seekers. In truth, most of my breakthroughs have been the result of finding personal websites created by people researching the same relatives.