Showing posts with label Family History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family History. Show all posts

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Start Your Family Tree In Five Easy Steps

Finding your Ancestors is getting very popular especially with the Baby Boomers. In the past ten years the amount of information available on the Internet has grown to fulfil this need. There are many free and paid sites that you can visit but before you start that, its a good idea to record what you know about your family history.

1) The first task is to talk to each person in your immediate family about your Ancestors. In particular your surviving members of the older generation.

2)Start by compiling a list of Birth, Marriage and Death records, residency locations and occupations. Make a note of all the family tales that you have heard from your relatives. Keep in mind that the spelling of names can change over the years.

3)See if you can find any Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates of your Ancestors. Old letters, Diary's or photos can be like treasure with vital information coming from them.

4)Visit family burial plots if possible. Graveyard inscriptions can be a valuable source of Information

5)Sketch out a family tree chart using what information you have. Then concentrate on filing in the gaps. Set yourself tasks to research and always record the information you find, making note of the source.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Family Tree Research

This is for all of you that have come across the brick wall and can not get any further. Having full membership of Ancestors.Com has the advantage of being a guest on other people's tree. We all research in a different way. I am afraid that i have neglected many on my own family tree in the pursuit of a couple of individuals .You may do the same yourself.
I am a quest on a friends tree in America and i am constantly getting e-mails from Ancestry that say she has added another person to her tree . It is a rare occasion now that i add someone new on to my family tree. Just goes to show the different ways we research our family history

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

National Library of New Zealand

Search the Catalogues and Directories, explore the Maori world. For the family history researcher there is a Family History Collection.