Genealogy How To

Genealogy is an extremely interesting hobby and it can be mesmerizing to understand the various people that make up your family. The research process in genealogy is extremely complicated and while there are various kinds of methods that you can adopt there is no set process that guarantees complete success. You just have to continue with your research and hope to complete the family tree with as many details as you can find.

Some of the tools that are used in genealogy research include vital records like birth records, death records, marriage and divorce records, adoption records, biographies, church records, court records, diaries, emigration, medical records, obituaries, oral histories, passports, photographs, social security documents, tombstones, voter registration and wills or probate records.

Using these records and documents one can start to build up the family tree with as much detail as is possible. Some of the information that you will need to procure include family names, given names, place of birth names, dates, occupations and more.

How can you create your own family history book

Going through the collections of photographs, census report copies, family group sheets and more is a great time pass for those who are involved in genealogy. These are the building blocks for the family history book that you might want to create as the depth of your information becomes larger and richer. When you plan to create a family history book you should ensure that you make it in such a...


How to start recording genealogy information

The two main formats that you will need to use to record the information that you are collating include the ancestor chart and family group sheet. An ancestor chart details the full name, birth date, place of birth, date of marriage, place of marriage, date and place of death. The spouse of this person is put alongside with all these details included as well. A link is added to include the offsp...


How to use home sources for genealogy

The first step to creating a family tree and identifying your ancestors is to take a piece of paper and write down all the details of your ancestors that you are aware of. Start with yourself, your parents and your grandparents and your great grandparents because these are people that you will know a lot about anyways. Make a list of the date of birth, date of death, places of birth, date and pl...


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