Getting Started in Your Family History by Dorene Paul

Getting Started in Your Family History

by Dorene Paul

It is fun and easy to get started in researching your family history.

Family pictures can help you understand the times in which your ancestors lived.

Begin by filling out a pedigree chart. Start with yourself and work backwords. Always use the maiden names of female ancestors.

Cemeteries may provide death dates and family connections. Take pencil & paper when you visit cemeteries, and take notes.

FamilySearch.org is an excellent starting point to locate vital records and census records. Your local library may have access to Ancestry.

Obituaries can help you learn more about the life of your ancestor.

Your local public library or genealogical society may be able to help you further!

Get started by filling out your pedigree chart. Then try to find the vital records to verify the dates on that chart! Ask others for help!

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