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I often get notes from people asking how they can get started in genealogy. Here are a couple of very important suggestions.

Computer programs can be very helpful for organizing your family tree. I have a Macintosh computer and use a set of HyperCard programs that I wrote myself. Although I find these programs very powerful and helpful, they weren't designed for use by other people and I do not recommend them for anyone else. I believe the best genealogy program for the Macintosh is Reunion. I am not familiar with the PC, so I can't make a suggestion for PC users.

General sources for Genealogy Research

There are public libraries in most areas with specialized genealogy collections. Ask your friendly local librarian.

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon church, has a fantastic collection of genealogical materials at its library in Salt Lake City, and they are very generous about lending these materials out thru their Family History Centers. Much of my research was based on microfilmed records that I borrowed thru the local Family History Center (Thank you!). You will also find classes and other people interested in genealogy at these centers. Look up the local church in the phone book and ask them the location of the nearest Family History Center. In addition to their Family History Centers, many of the genealogy resources from the Mormon church are now available online from their web site.

The Web is a fantastic source of family history information. Here are some of my favorites:

Other People Researching These Families

I have especially enjoyed the social side of family history research. Genealogists are usually delightful people and happy to share their work with you. If you are interested in one of the families listed below, feel free to contact the associated person for more information.

Claude Alff - alff_dunne@hotmail.com See his web site on Alff genealogy
Larry Baird - Fermor33@aol.com
George Lee - grlee@socket.net George wrote the excellent book " The Beaubiens of Chicago" in 1973. It is available again directly from George as a set of MS Word and PDF files on a CD-ROM. The files can be viewed on both PCs and Macs. Send email to George Lee for more information.
Brenda Pierson - brenda51060@onebox.com
Bremiller (Brühmüller)
Ralph “Bud” Collins - Bud47@aol.com
Alice Lynne and John Boydstun - boydstun@nwoknet.net
Charlie Boydstun - cboydst1@midsouth.rr.com (he maintains a great Boydstun genealogy site)
Families in the Huron county, Michigan
Robert Hoshide - ancestralresearch@hotmail.com - He is researching all families from Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Ruth and St. Mary parish in Parisville.
Len Fettig - fettig_1@hotmail.com If you are interested in this family, be sure to check his Fettig Connections site.
My Gentner Home Page includes a list of Gentner genealogists.
Matthew and Ellen Gerwitz - compass@eznet.net
Jean Peterson Rosenkranz - r1776@enetis.net
Joan F. Leber - jfleber@msn.com She is author of the Huffman Family Home Page
Ann Oelheim - anno@frontiernet.net
Andy Olson - Anders9620@aol.com
Joe Shubert - JShubert49@aol.com
Ron Ohlfs - rhohlfs@home.com
Connie Wallace - cwallace5168@myfamily.com (including related Québec families)
Victor Meyer - vameyer@meyer-braswell.org - maintains the Meyer-Braswell Family Tree
Paul Doherty - dohertypm@yahoo.com
Clayton Nenno - cnenno@vines.littondsd.com
Tom McFarland - He maintains a web site on the descendants of John Nicholas Nenno
Brenda Pierson - brenda51060@onebox.com
Bob Scharf - Sch3450how@aol.com
Dan Murray - Waddie9@aol.com
Bill Schweickert - natureman@sierratel.com
Rich Weyand - weyand@rcnchicago.com (see his genealogy web site)
Mike McNally - MACthe1st@aol.com
Smith (the branch of the Smith family appearing on this web site)
Alice Lynne and John Boydstun - boydstun@nwoknet.net
Lynn Zimmerman - KellyGenealogy@aol.com
Carolyn Kelly - CrKelly105@aol.com


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