Where Do I Begin?
Genealogy is the study of your ancestors. It’s more than just names, dates and places on a map. That is an important part of who your ancestors were and the opportunities you have received because of them.
By learning the time period they lived in we can better understand the challenges they faced and learn how to overcome our own. What exciting places in the world did your ancestors live in and how did they immigrate to America and when? How did they participate in the historical events of their day? What were the daily challenges they faced?
Start by recording what you know from interviews with your living relatives. You can use a notebook to start, a genealogy computer software program to become better organized and post what you learn and share with others with similar interests.