Practicing American genealogy tips
If you want to learn more about your family and its history, this article contains five best practices on how to start restoring your genealogy. No need to browse dozens of sites on how to create a pedigree. Here you will find brief instructions to help you learn your family history.
Let’s look at these methods:
1. Create your family tree
A successful start to researching your family history often depends on your immediate family. What you should start with is to record all your memories of siblings, uncles, aunts, parents, grandparents. Ask as much as possible about all the people from each of your relatives. Collect all available information about them, for example, burial places, key dates and information (marriage, birth, death, etc.), occupation, awards, as well as all other life circumstances. The family tree is one of the most important things you must do to restore the family’s life story.
2. Look for family albums
In family albums, if they were kept and not lost, there is always a lot of unique information and tips that can greatly help with your family research. It’s useful to look for important documents (such as birth certificates), school notebooks, letters and diaries, family items, memorabilia boxes and old photographs.
3. Start a family story
When you compose a family tree and gather information about relatives, try to find informational notes about your family. For example, look at newspaper and magazine articles for references to your family members. You can also look for information about educational institutions, notes about curious stories at school, success at work, notes on a place of work or service, military reports or just family legends. What if you are a descendant of a famous historical figure? And if you are a relative of a participant in a high-profile historical process?
4. Search the web for information
Start the search for your relatives, grandparents. You must write down their age, place of birth, names, place of residence, occupation in order to include in your family tree.
5. Collect material from relatives
Surely your relatives have a lot of things that will help you in your search. Letters, documents, family bibles, and many other things and information can simply be obtained in one phone call. In addition, someone in your family may already have a pedigree or materials if they have already worked on a family history. It will also greatly help in your searches.
As a supplement. Try a DNA test. There are companies that can help you get more information about your ancestors, as well as their ethnicity, using genealogical DNA expertise.
Following these simple steps will surely prove to be useful in successful work to restore family history.
Good luck in finding.