Wednesday, June 1, 2011
QUICK GUIDE AND STEPS FOR TRACING YOUR ANCESTRY
1) START WITH WHAT YOU KNOW AND WORK YOUR WAY BACK-
Write down the names of your ancestors that you already know such as your parents, grandparents, great-grands, etc. Obtain oral history from your family members, especially the elder members of your family
2) TYPES OF RECORDS-Census, Birth, Marriage, Death, Military, Land, and many more
3) WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION: Genealogy Websites such as Ancestry.com, Familysearch, Rootsweb, Social Security Death Index, Google search or other website.
4) PLACES TO SEARCH-Public Library (Most have ancestry.com for free), Latter Day Saints Family History Center, Local History Center, Local Courthouse, Vital Records office or holder of the record you are searching for, your home computer