User:Michael A. White

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Hello there. I am taking the plunge and switching from using GEDCOM with GRAMPS and PhpGedView to WeRelate. Well, not quite: I have decided that I am only going to upload one branch of my family tree, the several thousand descendants of Marinus Van Aken, because I believe that is the only branch for which the expected benefits of collaboration (with other Van Aken researchers) would outweigh the cost of forgoing GEDCOM and ownership of my data.

My current genealogy website is at My personal blog is at

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