So I'm sort of new at genealogy and the family tree stuff. I've already asked, and had answered, a few questions here in The Tree House. As you know, questions beget questions.
Besides wikitree, I have free accounts with geni, myheritage, and ancestry. My wife has on her computer FamilyTreeMaker 2008, and she's been using FTM for something like a decade.
We each also have dozens of files on our computers with data, as well as images of census and Ellis Island Manifests, and so on. Then there are the hundreds of paper notes that have accumulated from the printing of the tree over the years to discuss it with various family members.
To me, it's all a mess.
What I really want to do is move all the info into a single place online. Once complete, then I want to have ALL the info printed and put away. This will enable us to get rid of all the current note files, all the paper scraps that have accumulated over twenty years. Right now, with her having it in FTM, only she has access to it and it isn't even complete as she hasn't has the opportunity to input all the stuff we've recently learned.
What I don't know is how to **effectively** go about doing the compiling and **where** to do it. Our combines trees are less two hundred people, so I'm thinking that wherever we move the tree to, to start fresh and manually type all the stuff in, fact by fact, person by person, source by source.
So, would you do it differently?
Where would you put your tree online?
As always, thanks for your input!