Researching your family history through genealogy is a frustrating, yet successful task to do. To help make things for a little bit more smoothly for you, here are a few tips that help research your family’s genealogy.
You’ll want to start with the information on your family’s history first. Take notes about any dates that are information. The same goes for names. This could make things a little bit easier for you down the road.
Talk to other relatives about your family’s history. You’d be surprised at the amount of information you can get from them. They can share some interesting stories with you, but they can also add great detailed information to your project. Remember to bring a tape recorder when you talk to family members in case you forget anything or can’t read your notes.
Knowing some background information could help finding the records a little bit easier. You might be able to get copies of birth and death certificates once you’ve located your ancestor’s key information. If you can’t make copies, bring your camera or cell phone and take lots of photos.
Go through old family photos. Someone in your family should have a photo album that was passed down. Going through old photos could help you about relatives.
Once you’ve finished your research, take your research and images and create a family tree. You can even get really creative and put all your information, images and stories into your own family book to share with your family and have them passed down as well.
Researching your family’s genealogy is a long, tiring task. Remember to photograph and record anything you’re able to in case you forget to jot something down.