New Poll On Right Sidebar Of The Blog; Simple Question Being Posed; “Where Does Your Family Tree Exist?”; Select Answer From List Provided

Hi Everyone!

Well, here goes another Poll that is now on the right sidebar of the blog right at the top of the blog homepage.

I am just asking for a simple response to a very basic question.

“Where Does Your Family Tree Exist?”

A) Only Online And Not In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Other Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop

B) Only In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Other Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop And Not Online

C) Both Online And In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Other Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop

D) Neither Location.  I Have Not Created A Family Tree Either Online Or On My Desktop Or Laptop In A Lineage Program

All of my recent poll questions were based on looking for a simple “Yes” or “No’ response to choose.  This poll is a lot different because I am asking you to pick one of the answers from the list offered.  Sometimes these can be too complicated and the responder may not know how to respond or there may not be a response from the provided list that applies.  I still wanted to take a chance with this poll format this time to see what happens.  So read through the question and all the provided choices before selecting your answer.

I am just curious if more recent researchers to genealogy have only been creating their family tree online and are not even working with a desktop or laptop based lineage program like Family Tree Maker.  Many newcomers in genealogy seeking help from me seem to be leaning to just putting up all the research in a family tree online and not even working with a lineage program on their desktop or laptop.

Yet, many researchers that have been working on their family tree for quite a while seem to still be working with a lineage product on their desktop or laptop.  I have evidence of this from the feedback I received when Family Tree Maker was going to be discontinued.  Many researchers were upset with this development which gave me evidence that lineage programs on your desktop or laptop are still in vogue.

For many of us who have been researching for quite a while, the ease of uploading family trees online did not exist years ago.  What existed for us then were lineage programs you put on your desktop or laptop and then entered in your research data into such a program like Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic, Legacy Family Tree, Reunion and others.  Things change over time just like vinyl records went to CDs which went to downloading.  No different in the world of genealogy over time with lineage programs morphing into online family trees.

I thought that looking into online trees vs. trees on your desktop or laptop in a lineage program would be a good question to elicit some response.

Lets see how the responses go to the question at hand with the list of answers to pick from.

So ……………………. “Where Does Your Family Tree Exist?”

A) Only Online And Not In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Similar Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop

B) Only In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Similar Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop And Not Online

C) Both Online And In A Lineage Program Like Family Tree Maker Or Similar Lineage Program On My Desktop Or Laptop

D) Neither Location.  I Have Not Created A Family Tree Either Online Or On My Desktop Or Laptop In A Lineage Program

Simple, direct and to the point!

Take a look at the new Poll.  Consider providing a reply.

Let’s see how active this poll can be.

The more the merrier!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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