Howdy from Arizona!
Until 3 days ago, the furthest back I knew in our family tree was about 1850. Then a friend mentioned he was interested in discovering more about his genealogy, so I did a little searching for helpful websites for him. The last time I had examined the “genealogy world” online, my understanding was that the sites would only give you a little info for free and then you had to pay—something I was not interested in. (I must have some Scotch blood?)
But this time I discovered that there is a wealth of information available for free. I now have traced parts of my Bartsch side back as far as 1485, and parts of the Lyons side as far back as 1570!
I am wondering if any of you have done any research on the Lyons/Rester family tree? If so, I’d love to get the data you’ve collected. Because there are still some missing gaps that I have not yet been able to fill in.
By the way, the two best websites I’ve found for FREE genealogical data are:
I am also using the free version of a software program called Legacy 7.4, which you can download free here: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/