Color Your Ancestors!


  1. Cheri Hudson Passey
    Cheri Hudson Passey November 7, 2013 at 6:23 am .

    I have been using this system for a couple of years now and really like it. My Legacy genealogy program has the option to use Mary Hill’s system as well. I would recommend using it to help organize and give a visual reminder of what family line a person is in.

  2. Margaret Fortier
    Margaret Fortier November 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm .

    When I started out researching a dozen years ago, I looked at a few ways to organize and chose the method you describe. It works really well. It makes it easy to locate the direct line ancestor but allows you to group related surnames logically. It’s really clear what goes where so you don’t have to spned time deciding, time you can spend looking for elusive ancestors.

  3. K Thompson
    K Thompson January 29, 2016 at 3:18 am .

    I would enjoy reading this article more if the strip of icons -Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc- did not block the left part of text. There doesn’t seem to be a way to make it go away, so I have to guess the first word on each line. Hobbles the reading, understanding, and appreciation for the content. (Using iPad, Safari browser). Any advice to on this would be helpful.

    1. Terri O'Connell
      Terri O'Connell January 29, 2016 at 11:29 am .


      At the very bottom of the list of social icons is an double arrow that points to the left, if you click on that it will disappear. Sorry that you were having issues with this and I hope this helps.

      1. K Thompson
        K Thompson April 27, 2016 at 10:48 am .


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