What is the Family Forest Leadership
The Family Forest® Leadership Edition is the
ninth CD-ROM title in a series of lineage-linked tour guides to a vast wealth
of professionally recorded paper-based ancestral history. It digitally connects
people with each other, and with the history they created, in a fun,
educational, and exciting new format. It is the culmination of nine years of
strategic development of our Family Forest® Project.
This title is a combination of expanded and
greatly improved versions of our eight previous Family Forest® titles. All of
our earlier work has been merged, connected, expanded, and greatly enhanced in
this new Family Forest® Leadership Edition.
The Family Forest® digitally maps out and
connects recorded knowledge about the family ties that lead to the ancestors of
most, if not all, of the people on Earth, and makes the results available
almost instantly. In addition to many of the people in the Family Forest®
Leadership Edition being connected to countless of thousands of their unique
ancestors (ancestors are only parents of parents, etc., and not aunts, uncles,
or cousins) over the span of twenty centuries, many are connected to thirty
thousand or more cousins.
What does it mean to be a cousin (no matter
how distant) of someone? Basically it means that somewhere back in time, maybe
many centuries ago, there were two people who were ancestors of both you and
your cousin. It also means that each and every ancestor of those two people,
all the way back to wherever the beginning was, was also an ancestor of you and
While the Family Forest® Leadership Edition is
very much about genealogy, it is primarily about U.S. history, and more than
3,500 years of Old World history leading up to the birth of the United States.
It is a fun and very easy to use reference source that should be a valuable
resource for every student of history, young or old.
We believe the "people-centered approach
to history" of our Family Forest® Project makes history come to life in a
most engaging manner, and hope you will have as much fun exploring the Family
Forest as we are having growing it.