We’re glad that many others will now be discovering what Family Forest® explorers have known for years. The very talented folks at Progeny Software have created the very best genealogy charting, far better than any others either online or offline.
A recent article at Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter talks about their new announcement, and actual examples can be seen at Progeny Software’s website.
Speaking from personal experience, Progeny’s really top-notch Family Explorer® software is also the best software choice for performing high-quality ancestral history searching in large databases, such as the Family Forest®.
Kudos to our friends at Progeny Software for their excellent work.
Ken Burns is a master at utilizing A People-Centered Approach to History® to stimulate people to do good, which is the goal we are also striving to attain with the Family Forest® Project.
After watching his excellent program on PBS called The War , Kristine was motivated to do further research about her Uncle Donald.
Like many other young men and women in The War, Lieutenant Donald Hays Spangler was one of those who went off to serve his country, and never returned.
Kristine’s Uncle Donald, one of her father’s two brothers, was appointed midshipman at the US Naval Academy on July 8, 1938. After but a very brief naval career, he was killed in action on the USS Atlanta off Savo Island at Iron Bottom Sound, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands on November 13, 1942.
His memory was perpetuated when the USS Spangler (DE-696) was named for him, and Kristine’s paternal grandmother, Myrtle Elizabeth (Blue) Spangler, was the person who christened the ship when it was launched.
Lieutenant Donald Hays Spangler’s memory now lives on in several other places on the Internet, as the niece he never knew has discovered, and is hereby passing on to her nieces, nephews, and cousins in this Veterans Day tribute.
ABC News recently came out with a story called “Surprising Family Trees!”
The supposedly new findings were no surprise to us, as most of them were known by us years ago and can already be seen in the Family Forest® New World Edition.
The surprising part to us was the time lag and process of having new knowledge become worthy of acceptance.
For instance, our early announcements about Tom Hanks and his family ties to the Da Vinci Code, President Bush’s family ties to John Kerry and Hugh Hefner,
President Bush’s family ties to the British Royal Family and
Paris Hilton’s prison genes were virtually ignored.
Now that our findings have been repeated by a Harvard professor, and have been attributed to him, they have gained acceptance.
Funny how that works. Could these confirmations of our earlier findings mean that our future discoveries from the Family Forest® Project will now begin gaining quicker acceptance?