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I hope that you will find this short, very basic guide to genealogical research helpful. However, please give me a call or send me an email if I can be of any help!


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Getting Started

Talk to your family - your parents, your grandparents, your aunts and uncles! Talking to your family is the very best way to get started with your genealogy research. Ask for:

  • full names including middle names
  • maiden names of women
  • birth and death dates (or approximate years)
  • where they family lived (county/state)
  • the names of brothers and sisters

Organize Your Information

Recording the information on these free PDF forms can help you keep the information you gather clear in your mind.

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