Well, I've been tracking ancestors for almost 10 years now, some years more successfully than others. Previously I've had information on the web scattered amongst AOL, Family Tree Maker and Ancestry sites and posted on various Rootsweb boards. Last October, the Hometown AOL web sites went down, and the little that I had went with it. This year the plan is to dive into a consolidated web site, while trying to continue research and keep up with "real life" in general. No small plan. So this first post is small, a test, because I'm completely new to blogging and real life is calling in the background. Any and all suggestions about how to proceed are gratefully accepted.