New to Genealogy

Starting to research your family history? Go beyond the hype of commercial websites and learn how to find your ancestors!

Getting started in genealogy can be challenging, especially in a world where we are bombarded by messages that one quick test, or typing a name into a computer can spit out your entire documented family tree back to ancient sub-Saharan Africa. While it isn’t as easy as that, it can be done.  There are some conventions to keep in mind as you get started that will make it easier for you as you look for your ancestors. 

How do we record information?

Organizing your Research
Genealogical database software can output forms, or you can start with these forms here. You will discover that even in the digital age, printing out forms can be helpful when planning research trips.