I have begun tracking two sides of my family tree and I'm having so much fun that I simply had to share. Here's how I went about it, and even family is jumping in and offering info. I have even run into a couple of new distant cousins. And what I like about it the most, is the sharing of stories! Names and dates are okay, but I want these people to come alive and it is happening... even if I never met them. There are so many ways of creating the life they probably lived!
Shaking the Family Tree (a few little tips that I have used as a complete novice.
The Martin Side of the family. They turned out to be Loyalist who moved to Canada
The Rook/Rooke Side of the family... giving me a really good reason to do a bit of traveling!