Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Beginning Genealogy

Here are a few beginner tips from yesterday's Beginning Genealogy class:

  • Start with yourself and move backwards one generation at a time
  • Look for family history clues in old documents, diaries, and newspapers that you may have at home
  • Interview family members 
  • Fill out pedigree charts and family group sheets to keep track of what data you have collected
  • Use online databases like Ancestry or FamilySearch to search for census records, vital records, and other documents but don't forget to contact and visit court houses, archives, libraries, and local historical societies to find documents that have not been digitized
  • Keep research logs to record your sources

Happy Searching!

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