Thursday, February 28, 2013

TRIMMING THE TREE




Sometimes you have to downsize to clear your vision. My family tree has over 5,000 entries and, with all the Elizabeths, Marys, Johns and Williams, I was starting to get confused. My Family Tree Maker 2012 was also getting cranky. I “compacted” it. I linked and unlinked it. I spent quite a few minutes talking to various Ancestry.com representatives.  So I decided to make a new tree with direct ancestors only—no cousins, no uncles, no aunts…  Life is better now. I can focus just on the main folks.

I haven’t forgotten my 5,000+ tree, but instead have put it aside for awhile.  I will return to the collateral people after my break.

Is your tree getting out of control? Try a little spring cleaning.



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