For many years I have been researching different branches of my family. I have a twenty page website on my mothers side and numerous pages on Footnotes.com. With my ankle still a problem, I have been creating pages on different relatives lately. Just finished one today on George Birdwell, my first husbands grandfather, my oldest daughter's great grandfather. He was shot robbing a bank in Boley, Oklahoma on 23rd of Nov 1932. He was Pretty Boy Floyd's right hand man.
But the first one I started with in August of 2007 was my great uncle Arlis Anderson. He was in a bomber in WWII that was shot down over the North Sea.
I never knew him, but heard about him every Thanksgiving when his sister, my great aunt Velma, would throw herself over the turkey and cry: "How can we be thankful when Arlis isn't here". I thought he should be remember in a better light, so I created a page using letters and post cards I found in my grandmothers desk (which is mine now). If you click on the small photos in the stories, they will enlarge.
There is a link attached to his for my great uncle Phil Daffron who was at Pearl Harbor.
The two men were friends. Arlis was my grandfathers brother. Phil was my grandmothers brother. Phil came home.
I have been a member of Footnote.com since 07. But they have a lot of information that is free. You can view the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for free among other things. These pages are now free to make. The staff has already made pages using the Social Security Death Index. You can run a search to find your grandparent, uncle, father, etc. Then upload a photo and/or story on their page. If you are interested in history, it's a good place to check out. Happy 4th of July ya'll!