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Front Row: Emelia C Zeeb (1869-1941), Mary Catherine Sautter (1841-1912), Johann Georg Zeeb (1835-1938), Clara A Zeeb (1873-?), Amanda M Zeeb (1877-1957)
Back Row: George Zeeb Jr (1862-1945), John W Zeeb (1860-1940), Frederick M Zeeb (1866-1918), Jacob M Zeeb (1864-1935)
Taken about 1900
The eight daughters of
Charles Doss (1847-1926) and Christina Zeeb (1851-1896), Veit's daughter
We researched genealogy software and selected Reunion, by Leister Productions. We chose this because it is easy to use regardless of your level of computer sophistication. It also has been rated as one of the top genealogy software programs and is proven software that continues to evolve after 20 years.
Reunion helps us to document, store, and display information about our family — your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc. It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos. It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic form — people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion. Reunion allows us to publish our family tree information so we can share it on this website.
Benefits to You
The real benefit to this online genealogy application is that you can make your family members "come alive" for future generations because you can upload any kind of:
- baby's first steps
- a child's piano recital
- the winning touchdown
- a fun incident on a family vacation
- interview with a grandparent
- birth, baptism, marriage, death certificates
- property deeds
- Aunt Amelia's famous chocolate cake recipe
- military records
- pages from Grandma Lorena's bakery ledger from the Depression
- places you've lived
- work related
- musical activities
- Recorded Stories (good if you're camera shy)
- By providing lots of the above examples, viewers really get to experience what your relatives were like. You're only limited by your imagination.
Another benefit is that you can have confidence in the accuracy of our genealogical information to the extent that it is possible with today's technology. In our research, we've found that even official public records can be conflicting or incorrect. With conflicting information, we try to find other sources or validate with a living relative. We like to include original documents from family members when possible.
A third benefit of this online family website is the ability to keep the genealogical information current.
- New baby in the family?
- Someone just got married or divorced?
- Grieving a death?
- Have a new graduate?
- Someone off to serve in the military?
- Just provide us with the facts (and pictures, videos, etc.) and they will be updated to the Family Tree.