Getting Started in Genealogy
 There is a lot of good information on the internet on getting started in genealogy by some very knowledgable people, so I’m not going to try to duplicate that effort.

  It is, however, a topic that deserves to be included  Provided below are links to some good sites on getting started in genealogy.

What Can I Do First? - “Information from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints”

How to get started on your Family History - “The Five Steps”

Introduction to Family History and Genealogy - “Family History is the hobby of searching for and recording information about your family. It involves finding out about your ancestors. Genealogy is the science of finding relationships and event information (i.e. when and where were they born, married and died) of your ancestors.”

Twenty Ways to Avoid Genealogical Grief - “Here are some suggestions to help beginners prevent misfortune when learning how to do genealogical research.”

In the VERY Beginning “Halvor Moorshead presents a step-by-step guide for beginners.”

Beginning Genealogy - “a great place to learn the basics of hunting for ancestors.”

You Wanted to Know - “Jeff Chapman answers questions posed by Family Chronicle readers.”
Checklist of Home Sources - “a guide to the records you should find in the homes of your relatives.”

Genealogy Tutor Tips - A website by Beverly Whitaker, CGRS, a genealogy tutor who can help you organize your exploration of your family history.

26 Genealogy Tips - “These hints will help you get started becoming a genealogist!”

Beginner's Guide to Family History Research- “If you can't even spell the word g-e-n-e-a-l-o-g-y, this is the place for you to start.”

A Crash Course In Genealogy - “ In research, the Number 1 Rule is to work from what you already know, into the "nearby" unknown.”

Genealogy "How-To" Guide- a great companion for family research, with addresses and information about hundreds of archives and libraries and step-by-step instructions for locating different types of family information and printable census, correspondence and other forms.


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