If you’re a beginner to genealogy research and want to know how to find your ancestors you’re no doubt asking yourself, “where should I start?” This easy guide will show you just what you need to know in a few easy steps.
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Unlike most projects, you’re never truly “done” with genealogy. Tracing your family’s history can easily become a lifelong pursuit. Locating relevant records, uncovering family stories and overcoming brick walls can take years, or even decades. Therefore, you may wonder what you can possibly accomplish in a mere ten minutes. In reality, though, this short amount of time can be more than enough to make real improvements to your family tree.
Ever had an expert look at your tree? Professional genealogists often run family trees through a set of standard diagnostic tests and tweaks to improve them. We have created a list of the most important ones so you can apply them yourself. Use this list to examine your own research and see where you can make big improvements.
Genealogy is a lot of things. It’s fun. It’s addictive. It’s time-consuming, engaging, and irresistible. It exercises your sleuthing skills, introduces you to new people and places, and occasionally gives you the satisfaction of really hard work paying off. But it can also lead you astray if you don’t keep your goals in mind.
When all we wish to do is locate our ancestors, and fill in the gaps in our family tree, taking the time to document our sources can seem like an extra, tedious task. But, if we want to create a tree that has true value, citing sources is not optional. It’s also not as complicated as you might think.
The Genealogical Proof Standard helps genealogists sort out, verify, and document facts through simple, straightforward guidance.
When someone asks to see your family tree, what do you do? Your first instinct might be to go to your online tree and hit “Print.” But is printing your tree really the best option? In this article we’ll show you how to do it, and why you might be better served by finding another method.
Free family history lesson plans can make the job of teaching genealogy to kids and teens simple and fun. Here are the very best resources for homeschoolers, classroom educators and librarians.
Love genealogy and creating? We’ve rounded up 6 family tree craft projects that are perfect for beginners and experts alike – and each and every project will produce a keepsake-quality end result that you’ll be proud to show off or gift to others.
The increasing availability of places to store family trees has many benefits, but it has also created a major problem for researchers – access to attached records.