There seems to be a great deal of commotion about what is needed to actually do genealogy. What computer program, what computer software...what latest program, what type of laptop, i-phone, and all the gadgets...what's the cost, and what's the start-up time...all seem to be part of the present day equation for "doing genealogy". Well, keeping things simple has been one of my approaches.
To do genealogy is to "think", and to "thank". Who am I, and where did I come from usually, starts things off. Who were those before me who left their mark upon my flesh and bones. That random combination of Y and X chromosomes that survived down through the ages helped form me. A "thank you" to those folks who came before and lead the way, with a name added, is one factor to keep the generations connected.