One of the most important tools you’ll need in genealogy is a Family Group Sheet. This simple form is a great way to organize and keep track of your ancestors and their families, and can be an invaluable resource as you work to uncover your family’s history.
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Tracing My Roots: A Journey to Discover My Ancestors
If you are new to genealogy, or the study of family history and ancestry, it can seem overwhelming at first. However, with some basic steps, you can begin to piece together your family’s history and learn about your ancestors. In this blog post, we’ll cover the main things you need to do to get started with genealogy.
1. Start with what you know
The first step in genealogy is to start with what you know. Write down your own information, such as your full name, birth date and place, as well as your parents’ names, birth dates, and birthplaces. Then, move on to your grandparents, and so on. Try to gather as much information as possible, including full names, dates of birth and death, marriage dates, and places of residence.
The Importance to Cite Your Genealogy Findings
Genealogy research can be an exciting and rewarding hobby, as well as a way to uncover the history and heritage of your family. As you gather information about your ancestors, it is important to keep track of where you found each piece of information and to document your sources. This not only helps you to verify the accuracy of your findings, but also helps other genealogists who may use your work in the future.