Happy Thanksgiving!

In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving today. I hope you all had as great a day as I did. My wife Carrie and I prepared a wonderful vegetarian—almost vegan—meal. We shared it with our children, Logan, and Paige as well as Carrie’s mom and step-dad. We are so blessed! On this day it is customary to consider the things we are grateful for.

You are one of the reasons I feel so blessed this year. Naturally my family tops my list of blessings, but I am doubly blessed by having a fabulously supportive MacGenealogist family too. Thank you for reading my articles, viewing my videos, and leaving comments. I  love it when you learn new things as a result of following along and putting my lessons into practice then tell me about it. Your comments these first four months have been informative and incredibly helpful. Lastly, thank you for supporting this venture financially. You have made purchases through my affiliate links like Amazon.com and bought the first volume of my screencast video CDs. While it doesn’t yet cover the monthly expenses of operating MacGenealogist.com, it helps by giving me hope that I can get it to that point so that I can continue to make informative how-to videos for you.

May the next year be as great for you as this past one has been for me.


  1. Bonnie says

    We too enjoyed a mostly vegan Thanksgiving – so many different veggie dishes. I didn't realize your website was only 4 months old. I have learned new things about Reunion even though I have been using it for years. You give practical information on organizing materials as well. I am thankful I found your website.

  2. Ann Hendricks says

    Dear Ben,
    Thanks for putting your Thanksgiving family picture up. Your children are adorable and I can see why you feel blessed.
    I had a great day also with daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren with their partners and it was wonderful.
    Best wishes and keep up the good work – we all appreciate what you are doing. Hope you start paying expenses from sales.

  3. Bill Labrecque says

    Thank you for all the great tips on these genealogy programs. I feel I'm getting to know you and yours personally through these instructions. Keep up the good work and all the best to you and your family.