Genealogy - the study of family history and lineages - used to be an arcane hobby, pursued
by people with an accountant's craving for detail, and an affinity for dust. The personal computer
has transformed this into an exciting reason to get together with your distant cousins.
All the dirty, boring recordkeeping on little 3"x5" index cards that would always get mixed up,
has given way to hyperlinked databases that show lineage relationships graphically and allow easy searching.
The Mormon Church has this
guide for beginners in genealogy research.
Tools for Family Trees
- Family Tree Maker
Broderbund Software publishes a program called Family Tree Maker for about
USD 55 to USD 100; this site is dedicated to users of that program but has many generally
- Genealogy Home Page
A collection of pointers to good resources
Family Tree for Katherine Poulsen
The Church of Latter-Day Saints of Jesus Christ
(popularly called the Mormon Church) pursues family history research as a religious duty;
Mormon doctrine states that families can be together in Eternity, but only of they are
baptized into the Church. Mormon doctrine allows baptism by proxy of dead ancestors
under certain conditions. It is thus incumbent on the faithful to identify ancestors who
To aid in this mission, a huge historical research effort is sponsored by
the LDS Church, and the research libraries supporting this effort are
available to other genealogists, who are encouraged to share their data.
The entry to this fountain of information is the "International Genalogical
Index" (IGI) published on a set of about a hundred CD-ROM discs,
available for searching at each of several hundred Family History
Centers worldwide and on-line at
- GED2WWW extract as HTML
- RODGERS.GED - our complete GEDCOM data set - is available upon
request to people who are in it.
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