How my curiosity kept me up all night-

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As I sat on the edge of the bed, I became curious about my family history. I decided to search one of those sites where you can build a family tree.

As I performed my search, I was taken aback by the fact that I was unable to make my own account. It seems that you have to be invited in order to build a family tree. Not only does it seem you have to be invited it also seems that whom ever invites you has control over what you can and cannot see.

There’s a flaw in the system


The site that I used for attempting to build my family tree seems to be using incomplete census data. It’s as if the census takers didn’t realize how important the task of keeping record of peoples histories are.

From what I can gather from my research and my attempt at building my families tree.

In order to be successful at building your families tree you will need to be able to gather with family members. Which is something my father would do for me when I was younger.

I am blessed to have always maintained a connection to my elders through my parent’s teachings.

Update the system

It was disheartening to place family members in the tree, and their children and siblings did not come up automatically.

There is also a concern of mine regarding how much control the person who sends the invite has regarding what you can view on your own family tree.

I hear you I hear ,you just take the DNA test.

But the problem with taking the DNA test is if your family members haven’t taken the DNA test you still will not be able to locate them in order to build your family tree.

Have you built your family tree? These are my thoughts on my experience.

Did you take the DNA test? Did it help you locate family members locally or is it only used for International searches through historical source reference?