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Finding Family History

Staff February 1, 2018 0
Finding Family History






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Finding family history can be very interesting. The prospect of learning your roots and finding out what you never knew can be exciting. What can you discover? Where did your ancestors originate?

A lot of people nowadays are interested in building their family tree, and more and more people are doing so because at this internet age, finding such information is much simpler and much more accessible. They don’t have to go through much trouble to gather such information.

Wouldn’t it be exciting finding out if your ancestors were someone well known for their great deeds in a community? Wouldn’t you be proud if they might be people who have somehow contributed to the country? The past is to create a path for the future. The past can be something you learn from and grow from it.

Resources found online are very informative and helpful. From family backgrounds to ancestry records, to even death records. All kind of public records can be found easily just by finding the right resource.

It can be that you are probably starting a project on your own to draw up your family tree, and would like to trace back to your great, great grandparents on both sides of the family. How do you do that? Where do you start? Well, the first and most natural thing to do is to turn on the computer and connect to the internet.

Keep separate records for each person, create a person sheet; this will help you to keep track of each. Make notes for each family member you speak to and document the information on the relevant person sheet. It’s no good six months later finding a piece of paper full of information and not remembering which ancestor you were researching.

Accurate records are a must when searching family history. When talking to relatives, compare notes. You will undoubtedly get different versions of the same story, and the one piece of information you overlook could be the one vital piece that helps you move forward with your family history search.

Now, where do you go for your information? There are hundreds of sites on the internet, one of the more complete sets of family history records can be found at family search. You will find records of births, marriages, and deaths here.

If no one in your family has any information to help you, it’s time to hit the documents. It’s usually easier to find a male, rather than a female because female last names change when they marry. The easiest way to start searching for the documents is to go online. There are a variety of websites for genealogists. The biggest site, with the largest collection of an online document, is ancestry.com. You will need to purchase a membership to access the scanned originals of the records, but you can still perform searches for free.



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