Starting Your Family Tree in Five Basic Steps

The first question people often ask is, ‘Where do we begin, when it comes to researching our family tree? In the first instance you have to make a start with the family members who are closest to you. It’s quite possible that some of your relatives will have little...

Have you realized that you need to

Have you realized that you need to have some organization techniques to manage your ancestors? Your family tree can become confusing and/or your research strategies become random, rather than focused, when you do not have some kind of Master List. Here is how to use a 4 or 5-generation-chart...

Find Clues in Documents

When you are beginning to search for your ancestors and build your family tree, you may not be aware of all the possible clues there may be on any document you find. In order to be sure of your sources, to be certain of the relationships, on any document,...

When you are beginning to search

When you are beginning to search for your ancestors and build your family tree, you may not be aware of all the possible clues there may be on any document you find. In order to be sure of your sources, to be certain of the relationships, on any document,...

More and more historical newspapers

More and more historical newspapers are being scanned and are available online these days. These may be a source of excellent family information for individuals in your family tree. Here are a few ideas on where to look for what kinds of information on your ancestors. A warning: it...