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Chasing family history has become a passion for many, revealing unknown secrets and treasures that were not known before. Inthe past, genealogy involved hours spent rummaging through old newspapers or in the library perusing different area documents. This is still a part of the process but a large part of it can now be done on the Internet. Here you can find resources to help you find documents, family members and trace your family tree.
One of the best advantages of this new trove of information is the ability to find records for births, deaths, marriages, land deeds and numerous other events. These can be valuable in tracking down a particular person. You can also locate cemeteries where past family members are buried and at times even find a photograph. This allows the family genealogist to build up an archive of documents, information and resources that create a solid, traceable family history.
It can also be an advantage to join an online genealogy site that allows you to do most of these tasks in one spot. You can save your family tree on the site’s server and others can contact you if they have information. You may even locate relatives that you did not even know you had. Archives, county governments and state entities are starting to digitize their collections, allowing you readier access to military documents, records and other family resources. You no longer have to wait weeks for a request for copies or for records to be sent to you.