We begin! Your family tree revolves around
you. You are the
centerpiece of this history. You will need to input information to build up your
tree, starting with yourself, include; full name (for women that are married use
their birth name / maiden name),
date of birth, and
place of birth. Try to
always be as specific as possible. Include Baptism date if there is one,
and death date and place (which obviously doesn't apply
You want to include this information for everyone on your tree
when possible. Once you have included yourself, you can add your
spouse if any, you
add your parents and all of
their information. You then include your siblings (parent's children) and you
have got yourself the
start of a family tree.
To help you input this information, Make Family Tree has
provided family tree templates that you can print.
Family Tree Templates
It is critical to input this information, the
most important thing is to document everything you find. Always
write your sources,
you want to always know where you found your information.
Now you can include your grandparents. Some of this you may
know... this is the time to ask the family for help. The older, wiser generation
will know a lot of the names, dates and places you are looking for. Try not to
miss this step, it may be the most valuable step of all. You will also want to
know the names, dates and places for their children (your aunts and uncles), and
any children and grandchildren they may have.
Creating a family tree doesn't take long to get bigger and
It is best to use all your family resources to find information
when creating a family tree. You always get the most accurate information on people in your family when it is known from personal experience.
Many people have researched their Genealogy. In the process, they have displayed their
family trees on the internet. By searching your surname you can check to see if you find a connection.
You can start and store your family tree on the internet. This will allow others to see your work and possibly match up to you.
Ancestry .com has an enormous database of family trees that will link to yours when you have connections.
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Once you have used all of your personal resources to the fullest, it is
your family history
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