Can you believe it???? Twenty-one (21!) ago I started my website Olive Tree Genealogy
Tree Genealogy actually began sometime in the winter of 1995 but it
wasn't until February 1996 that it was given space on the old Rootsweb
That site is still online at http://rootsweb.com/~ote/ and it holds all the "extra" free databases and goodies that I don't have room for on Olive Tree Genealogy at http://olivetreegenealogy.com/
the big sites we use today did not exist when I set up Olive Tree
Genealogy. CyndisList came online right after me. Rootsweb started up
around the same time. Ancestry.com didn't exist.
often asked why I created Olive Tree Genealogy. After my husband died in
1993 and I was injured at school by a student, my
enforced inactivity allowed me to begin creating Olive Tree Genealogy
I started with one ships list and articles I wrote about Huguenots, Walloons, Loyalists and Palatines.
The ships list was so popular and I received so many requests for more
that I began hunting for more. Now Olive Tree Genealogy has over 1,600
ships lists online. Photos of ancestors - I've got that covered in my Lost Faces section. At last count there were 77 Civil War Era Photo Albums online, each containing about 50 ancestor photos, most of them identified by name.
Look at me now! I am officially a dinosaur in Internet terms. 21 years is a very long life on the Internet. Wonder if I can last another 21!