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Basics of Genealogy: Getting Started


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!

Getting Started Video (Family Search)

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.

Subject Guide

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