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 Welcome

Welcome! Our Family Tree is a full-featured online genealogy collaboration website intended both for people browsing, and a tool for researchers to maintain and collaborate on their research efforts.

When browsing different websites it is inefficient for many people to be researching some of the same ancestors, all stored in separate parallel systems, rather than everyone contributing directly to the same system. This website hopefully encourages people to collaborate and work together on common ancestors, and eliminate duplicates copies of each person. Down the line somewhere we're all in the same family, so why not work in the same tree?

This is and will always be free of charge.  This system is constantly growing and evolving based on your needs and feedback.

The basic concept of the system is that each record has a "moderator" with the ability to make any changes needed, and can add other moderators. Anyone else who is not a moderator can submit suggestions for additions and changes, but it is up to the moderator(s) to accept the changes for public display. Those people who are not moderators may be moderators of other records in the system.

To find out more and get started, read through the rest of this guide, browse around the site, register for an account (free), and login. Before adding your own branches, it would be good to look around at other branches already here to see where you can contribute, rather than adding the same families again.

But above all, we want you to share what you know, so that everyone may benefit!

Enjoy!

Updated: 5-27-2011