When you are ready to add a name

When you are ready to add a name, date, place, residence, occupation, or other details to an individual in your family tree, always check first. Check twice, type once! Here are some ideas on where to search to confirm basic details of your ancestors, as well as how to...

There are so many genealogy web sites

There are so many genealogy web sites on the Internet these days, that it can be somewhat overwhelming to a beginner in genealogy. Someone starting to build their family tree and wanting answers to questions about their history, can find it very difficult to decide where to look for...

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,...

Copying Online Family Trees and Genealogy Information

As a beginner in genealogy, you may have found several family trees online that appear to relate to your ancestors, or they include many of the same names. The details seem more or less right with what you have found to date, although perhaps a few names do not...

We all have them: an ancestor with birthdate

We all have them: an ancestor with birthdate and marriage “known” to everyone in the family. But we cannot find other details on any registration document, and we have not been able to find their birth certificate. We are stuck – we can’t go further back in the line,...