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Researching Your Own Family History

Researching family history is fun and rewarding.

Here are some links to interesting genealogy web sites:

From Family Tree Maker:

New Articles and Self-Paced Genealogy Lessons

National Archives and Records Administration Web Site:

From Cindi's List:

Research Tips

Here are a few tips about researching a family tree, for example:

Talk to everyone who may have some information you can use, especially the elderly. They won't be around much longer, for the most part! Ask them what they know about their family history, and especially ask them if they have any written records such as family bibles, obituary notices, birth notices, wedding or graduation announcements, etc. If they have photographs, try to write down who's in them. Photos aren't much good without names!

Be sure to evaluate the source of your information. Remember, you can't believe everything you read!

Remember, most everyone has two family names: your father's, but also your mother's. Don't feel you must restrict your research to just your paternal family tree.

What are your favorite genealogy "How-To" sites?