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  1. Getting Started in Genealogy Online by William Dollarhide, 2009-12-08
  2. Getting started in genealogy by Ruby Lacy, 1987
  3. Getting Started in Genealogy: or, How To Leave a Legacy and Have Fun Doing So by Jr., Charles Rice Bourland, 2009-07-30
  4. Getting started in genealogy by Joan Gallagher, 1984
  5. Genealogy research: Getting started by Beverly DeLong Whitaker, 1995
  6. Discover your family tree: Getting started doing genealogy : talk given at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Center City, Philadelphia, August 10, 1993 by Lee Arnold, 1997
  7. Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy by Gary Mokotoff; Warren Blatt, 1999-12-01
  8. Getting Started on Your Genealogy Website by Thornton and Marty Gale, 2008-03-01
  9. Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: 2010 Version by Gary Mokotoff, 2010-06-30
  10. Getting started in computer genealogy by Helen Hunt Read, 1989
  11. Getting started in Jewish genealogy: A handbook for beginners by Ronald D Doctor, 2000
  12. Getting Started in Family History by David Annal, 2001-02
  13. Getting started: How to begin researching your family history by Anne Ross Balhuizen, 1994
  14. The Internet for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely on the Web (The Third Age Trust (U3A)/Older & Wiser) by Adrian Arnold, 2009-12-15

81. MyCinnamonToast Getting Started In Genealogy
getting started in genealogy. by Sheila Somerlock Ruth. So you'vedecided to research your family history? After all, there are so
MyCinnamonToast Genealogy
Getting Started in Genealogy
by Sheila Somerlock Ruth
So you've decided to research your family history? After all, there are so many good resources online now, that genealogy research is easier than ever. But wait! Before you jump in and start searching, take a step back. It's important to take the time to get organized. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of genealogy research, and you can often find a lot in the early stages. But eventually, you will hit dead ends and slow progress, and when you do, it's important to have good records. Our genealogy starting guide can get you on the right path.
Step 1: Have a plan
It's important to have a plan before you start researching your genealogy, and to continue to update that plan as you find out more. This helps keep you on track and keeps you from running in circles (easy to do in genealogy research!). Before you go to a web site, library, or archive, know specifically what information you are looking for. Work on one or two people at a time, and plan what information you are searching for in each session. Although chance can play a part in genealogy, and many people I know have accidentally "come across" an important piece of genealogical information, it doesn't pay to approach the geneology research in a haphazard manner.
Step 2: Keep good records
I can't emphasize enough the importance of keeping good records when working on your family history. You should record not only evey genealogical fact that you find, but the source for that fact as well. You should also record what sources you have checked for a given piece of information

82. Getting Started (Computers And Genealogy)
getting started (Computers and genealogy). Gensoft March 2001 by Gordon Hulbert,GenSoft Chair William Campbell, GenSoft Publicity Chair. genealogy.
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Getting Started (Computers and Genealogy)
Gensoft - March 2001
  • Genealogy - kind of like building a jigsaw puzzle with all the edge pieces missing and no lid for the box
  • Genealogy - A collection of related names, dates, and places, and provides the framework for a family history compilation
  • Family History - Contains not only a genealogical collection, but a textual story of individuals and the events that shaped their lives.
General Guidelines for Family History Research
  • Start with the people you know best, namely you and your spouse
  • Use a blank pedigree chart (pdf) to help
  • Remember, you have two parents, four grandparents and eight great grandparents
  • Keep working on your pedigree chart until your store of information is exhausted
Data Sources
  • Now is the time to start interviewing family members
  • Don't be pushy
  • If they don't want to talk, don't make them

83. CAC Genealogy Guides
genealogy Research Aids. Additional Research Assistance. Evaluating Print SourcesEvaluating Web Sources Primary Sources. For Beginners getting started,
Center for Archival Collections
Genealogy Research Aids
Assistance Evaluating Print Sources
Evaluating Web Sources

Primary Sources

For Beginners: Getting Started
  • Begin with yourself. Record the dates and places of your birth and marriage. Do the same for your parents and brothers and sisters, including their death dates and places, if needed. Continue this process for each generation back as far as you can. It is usually helpful to use a pedigree chart format. Make accompanying family group sheets , to record the parents and all their children. Be sure to document each source of information at all times. Whereever you have a blank space is information you need to find out.
  • Talk to your relatives. It can be helpful to bring along photographs or other documents you have collected to help family members jog their memories. Family history is more than just names and dates. The Archival Chronicle includes some suggested questions that should help to recall family stories as well as the vital statistics.
  • Organize your information.
  • 84. Getting Started
    getting started. Summary. This regular posting contains a list of pointers and suggestionsto help somebody who is approaching the subject of genealogy for the
    Getting Started
    This regular posting contains a list of pointers and suggestions to help somebody who is approaching the subject of Genealogy for the first time. It should be read by anyone who wishes to post to the soc.genealogy.* newsgroup hierarchy. This document is part of a regular series of postings which are sent to all appropriate groups and mailing lists. This particular document is posted on the 15th of every month. The latest version of this document is available from the following locations If you have any comments or changes, or any suggestions for new topics to be included, or you would like to write a note for inclusion in the archive, then please contact John Woodgate, (
    Contributions by:
    William Mills, Wes Plouff, Jeff Thompson, Cynthia Van Ness, Doni Wright, Jane Peppler, Phil Preen
    Changes For This Version (9 th September 1999)
    Updated entry for IGI.

    85. Getting Started Researching Your Family History
    Many libraries also own a number of howto-do-genealogy books which you can pageas a spring board to other information sources on getting started and for
    Allen County Public Library
    200 East Berry Str.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46801
    Phone: (260) 421-1200
    Fax: (260) 422-9688 R esearching one's ancestors discovering the many events in their lives and exploring who they really were through books and documents can be one of the most rewarding and most educational experiences of a lifetime. Beginning one's genealogical research is as simple as starting to gather and record all the information and family data you have available to you in your home and among your various relatives. This is the best way to begin. This data can be recorded on five-generation charts available in the Historical Genealogy Department, or simply written on notebook paper. Being as thorough and complete as possible at this initial data collection stage will posture you for success as you continue your endeavors. Once you have gathered your initial data, begin to organize it in a chronological fashion. (That's one reason why using five-generation charts is so helpful!) Now you're ready to explore the tomes of local and family history data you will find all over the world. The Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library has a tremendous collection of materials for the genealogical researcher. Many libraries also own a number of "how-to-do-genealogy" books which you can borrow and study in the comfort of your own home. Check the nearest library's automated catalog for exact titles and availability.

    86. LDS Resources: Getting Started
    Click here to visit our sponsor You Are Here Home/genealogy/GettingStarted/. Check out our online discussion forums Ancestry Search
    You Are Here: Home Genealogy /Getting Started/
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    • Ancestry Search Genealogy Ancestry Resource Page, Search for your ancestors
      Excerpt from this site:
      Barbara's Guide to Genealogical Research
      A guide to using the internet and various resources, as well as how to get started research. Including some surname searches, and the Molly Maguires
      Excerpt from this site:
      Our symapathies our with the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy that struck our country on Sept 11, 2001. While they may be gone they will never be forgotten! God Bless America! Barbara's Guide to Genealogical Research Updat
      Distant Cousins Genealogy
      help for amateur genealogists, with links, offline resources, books, and more.
      Excerpt from this site:
      DistantCousin's Surname Genealogy Resource Center A comprehensive directory of surname resources: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q  
      Family Web
      suggested public-domain HTML format for displaying family trees/genealogy on the WWW.
      Excerpt from this site:
      The Family Web

    87. Getting Started In Genealogy
    short with someone you are just getting to know the booklet Instructions for Beginnersin genealogy and a This kit will help you get started and develop good
    Getting Started
    How do I get started tracing my family tree?
    Climbing Your Family Tree
    Have you ever climbed a tree and sat enjoying the view? Well, get ready to climb; only this tree-the view from it-will be the most fascinating you have ever seen. Your family will want to climb the tree someday, too, so it is important to carefully record your findings in a permanent place for everyone to enjoy long after you have become their ancestor.
    Linking generations and setting each in its unique historical perspective brings them to life again for everyone. Through you, your children will look into eyes that are very like their own.
    Looking Around You…
    Begin at home. Personal knowledge can form the first limbs of your family tree. First, make a simple chart, beginning with you, your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Search for birth, marriage, and death certificates, and other documents that might provide names, dates and locations. Then look at Bible records, old letters, photographs and family memorabilia. Label everything you recognize. Now you are well on your way to forming the branches of your family tree - and it will begin to bud.
    Contact family members to ask questions about their lives and those of other family members. Where did they live - what part of the country - what kind of dwelling? Did they move around while growing up? When were their relatives born; when did they die? Take along some of the old photos and attic treasures to jog their memories. And be sure to ask if you may see their old family records, letters, and memorabilia that might help you expand your search.

    88. Tools & Technique Of Genealogical Research By Joseph C. Wolf
    I do not know what started you on your interest in genealogy, but it earlier ones;and it is the best way because it minimizes the danger of getting off on
    Genealogical Research
    by Joseph C. Wolf FORWARD
    Genealogy is a fascinating subject whether it is tracing a
    family history to establish eligibility in a patriotic
    society, or to make a contribution to the preservation
    of local and family history. It requires diligence,
    perseverance and imagination.
    Every man should study the past in order to understand
    the future. The history of Colonial America, westward
    migration and the story of the growth of our country will
    come alive and take on a new meaning when you trace each generation of pioneers.Perhaps your family tree has on its branches a Revolutionary soldier, a Governor, or a representative in the state legislature. You may even have a Mayflower ancestor or a first family of Virginia. Compiling a genealogy requires care, skill and labor. The genealogist must test every bit of information in relation to possibility, probability and from the various viewpoints of history, geography, physiology, logic, and the other sciences. Include any material that can pass these tests. Exclude any that cannot. If you make these tests and

    89. Getting Started On Genealogy
    For $2.95, you will receive getting started on genealogy as a PDF fileattached to an email message. For $5.95 plus $1.50 shipping
    Getting Started on Genealogy provides an overview for the beginning family researcher. Filled with tips about documents, libraries, record keeping and the Internet, Getting Started on Genealogy is written in a lively and accessible manner. Author Gina Giuliano has a Ph.D. in education and a Master of Public Administration degree, but her bachelor's degree is in U.S. History, a discipline that is her passion and one focus of her research, writing and volunteering. With other family members, she has been studying family history for a number of years. Dr. Giuliano's work has been published in The Roswell Literary Review Kaatskill Life , and Visions and Voices , and her book Education: Reflecting Our Times , was published in 2002 by Gale Group. For $2.95, you will receive Getting Started on Genealogy as a PDF file attached to an email message. For $5.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling, you will receive Getting Started on Genealogy as a spiral-bound booklet. Use the Paypal buttons, below. Follow the link on the Publications page to the Adobe website if you need to download Acrobat Reader. Getting Started on Genealogy: PDF file (please provide your email address) $2.95 (click Paypal button, below)

    90. Getting Started Researching Your Family History
    instructions on tracing your family roots.

    91. Family Tree Magazine
    getting started. than honest if we didn't start by noting that Family Tree Magazine'sown site is the single best starting point on the Web for genealogy howto
    Getting Started The Big Picture Portals and Link Indexes Special Interest ...

    101 Best Family History Web Sites
    By Melanie Rigney Getting Started

    Pardon our immodesty, but we'd be less than honest if we didn't start by noting that Family Tree Magazine's own site is the single best starting point on the Web for genealogy how-to information and searches. You'll find our essential toolkit of downloadable genealogy resources; free e-mail service (; links to all the sites listed here; and our powerful SuperSearch, which lets you find your living relatives, search the most useful how-to sites and search—with a single click!—most of the database sites listed here, more than a billion entries in all.
    The genealogy how-to guide here is among the best, even if you're not using Family Tree Maker software. Learn about collecting information, organizing what you've got and starting to look for the missing pieces. There's also a dictionary of genealogy terms and a helpful research directory., which owns Family Tree Maker, presents similar information in a different format at

    92. The Complete Guide To Genealogy And Family Research - Getting Started
    the Stone Wall Syndrome, and using the US Federal Census Ancestry Quick Tip JamboreeCreative Research Tips getting started in genealogy and Family History.

    Click Here to submit your Surname!
    Getting Started
    Find tips, resources and help to aid you in your genealogy research.
    Submit a Link Report a Broken Link Send E-Mail ...
    Dear MYRTLE's Daily Genealogy Column

    includes Genealogy Lessons for beginners and everyone
    "Treasure Maps"

    has an extensive collection of genealogy tutorials on topics such as Getting Started,
    getting past the "Stone Wall Syndrome," and using the U.S. Federal Census
    Ancestry Quick Tip Jamboree: Creative Research Tips

    Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History.

    Gives a good introduction to genealogy. The Handybook for Genealogists Genealogy for Web TV Users Helpful Hints for Successful Searching Has good tips for newcomers. At An Impasse? Tips to Get Things Rolling Again. Free Genealogy Newsletter Refer a friend to this site! Post/Read Genealogy Queries Online Genealogy Bookstore ... Enter to Genlinks-Hotlist of genealogy sites! and Vote for this Site!!! Terms of Service You are the visitor to this site! The Genealogy Register

    93. Getting Started - Feature
    News. GenealogySpot Features getting started.

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    Reference Desk GENEALOGY Glossaries History How-To Articles Translators Trivia OTHER SPOTS Calendars Dictionaries E-Mail Directories Encyclopedias Experts How To Maps Museums People Thesauri White Pages Yellow Pages Zip Codes Much More... Genealogy News GENEALOGY Genealogy Events Genealogy Magazines Genealogy Newsletters HEADLINESPOT Today's Top Stories Search the News News By City News By State News by Country Education News Health News Political News Sports News Weather Much More... StartSpot Network GenealogySpot Features > Getting Started Researching your roots can be a lifelong project. With so many records and resources, it's not easy to find a starting point. While every family history follows a different path, there are general guidelines that every beginner should know. Document your Living Relatives While you may be tempted to begin your research online, the first thing you should do is turn off your computer and pick up a pen and paper. "The starting point for anyone doing family history research is their own family," said Mary Popovich, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists with 16 years of experience. "Older relatives should be interviewed to see what they know and papers should be sorted to see what information they contain."

    94. Tasmanian Family History Society; Launceston Branch : Getting Started In Genealo
    getting started. Join research. These societies have experienced memberswho are willing to help beginners in getting started. .
    Getting Started.
    Join a Family History or Genealogical Society in your area of research. These societies have experienced members who are willing to help beginners in "getting started." Read as many books as you can on "How to trace your Family History".
    Start with yourself and work backwards.
    When using a printed Pedigree Sheet , the male line is the even numbered line with the relevant female line underneath (odd numbered).
    Use a notebook or file with fixed pages when recording information c ollected at Libraries etc. When researching in Libraries etc, always use a pencil to record information. Keep a separate file for each family researched. This will show where there are gaps to be filled and which direction to go in your research. Collect as much information as you can from living relatives especially the older generations. DO THIS NOW - TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE.

    95. Getting Started
    How Do I Get started ? by Emily Croom Better Way Books ISBN1-55870-331-4 GenealogyOnline by might be useful in your search, refer to the getting Help link
    How Do I Get Started ?
    Genealogy is a rewarding and fun hobby, but beginners can get discouraged. This article will help beginners and experienced researchers. Just follow our advice and you'll do just fine.
    Phase One : Take Stock of What You Have
    1) The Pedigree Chart Start a pedigree chart. Start with yourself and list all of your relatives as far back as you can go. Do this for both your mother's and father's side of the family. Try to list as much information as you can, including birth and death dates, marriage dates, baptisms, etc. 2) The Interview Interview your relatives for any missing information. Don't be too formal. Make it a social event and don't go in there like a newspaper reporter. Record everything they tell you, even if it sounds exaggerated or hard to believe. Most family stories are based on an element of truth. Don't be afraid to record the family gossip as it can be useful to you later. Gossip can provide you with clues when you get stuck. 3) Obtain Documents Get copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, confirmations, baptisms, military discharge papers, etc., from as many relatives as possible. These documents contain lots of valuable information. For instance, baptisms sometimes provide information on the grandparents as well as the parents of a child. They can provide the places of birth for other family members as well.

    96. 26 Genealogy Tips To Get You Started
    link to this web site please use this banner A HREF= http// Robert Bickham Family genealogy. NOW THAT YOU ARE started.
    These hints will help you get started becoming a genealogist!
    These are a few suggestions that I have that will not only get you started,
    but bond you closer to your relatives and future generations.
    Good luck in your beginning quest.
    You can DOWNLOAD a copy of this file in text form here!
      #1. Talk to your parents,
      A. find out where they grew up,(town, county, state)
      C. Your parents marriage date and location of marriage(might see if they have a copy)
      D. Ask them about where their parents, or grandparents are buried(locations, cemeteries name, county, state)
      E. Ask if there are any of your Aunts, Uncles or other relatives have previously done any genealogy research.
      F. Find out who is their oldest living relatives(then make plans to visit them and record your conversation with them)
      • 1. Ask questions about what they know about the family
      • 2. Ask where relatives are buried
      • 3. Ask if they know any dates for birth , death, and marriage
      • 4. Ask if they know any stories about the family
      • 5. Ask if they know any other living relatives(visit them and do the same thing with them)

    97. Native American Genealogy
    State Historical Society of Missouri. Native American genealogy. Thereare LINKS TO US NATIVE AMERICAN genealogy WEBSITES. Index of
    State Historical Society of Missour i
    Native American Genealogy
    There are many unique challenges encountered when researching Native American (Indian) genealogy. The traditions, naming customs and kinship systems varied widely among tribes; therefore, it is usually necessary that the researcher become familiar with those that pertain to a particular tribe. Our reference library has a splendid Indian collection for the historian, but our published sources are incomplete for tracing Indian genealogy. By 1836, Indian tribes in Missouri had been removed and no longer had claims to any Missouri land. The Society does not have, nor are we aware of, lists of rolls of Indians in Missouri. Individuals who left the "Trail of Tears" did not maintain their tribal status in most cases. Please note below some agencies you might find helpful in your research. NATIONAL ARCHIVES Valuable records of federal government agencies, including records from various field offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs , have been deposited throughout the United States. National Archives records, 1830-1940, deal chiefly with Indians who

    98. Untitled
    By Margaret McWilliams Genealogists will tell you to start with yourself and work back. A pedigree chart is good to help chart that. (It can be found in most beginning genealogy books in your library.) This is very important to There are genealogy societies who have come out with books in Oklahoma have a genealogy society and I have a
      By Margaret McWilliams
      Genealogists will tell you to start with yourself and work back.
      A pedigree chart is good to help chart that. (It can be found in most
      beginning genealogy books in your library.) This is very important to
      prove Choctaw bloodline and it has a lot of good information for genealogist. To prove Choctaw bloodline, you have to prove that you have a
      direct ancestor on the rolls, which is a good reason it is important to
      work from yourself to these ancestors. Application to the Dawes Commission were made between the late
      1890's and March 1906 (I may be a little off on the latter date).
      The Index to the Final Rolls would be the first place to look.
      It would help if you knew your ancestors' siblings or parents or where they lived, for there could be other people with the same name on the roll... The Index gives the roll number, gender, degree of blood and census card number. The census card groups the people together who are living together, most generally families. However, I have several family

    99. Genealogy -- Family Tree Articles And Genealogy Search
    Links to genealogy sites and published family trees, along with news highlights, software reviews, Category Society genealogy Directories...... Whether you’ve been working on your family history for several years or just gettingstarted, genealogy Today has resources to help you with your research.
    Genealogy help for newbies, family researchers, genealogists and professionals. Unique Features First Name Basis
    Find lost relatives by their first (or even middle) name. Adoption Puzzle
    Search, registries, mailing lists, support groups. Help! I'm Lost! NEW!
    Knowledgebase with old occupations, old illnesses, much, much more! Our Marketplace
    Charts, books, magazines, crafts, games and more... Serendipity
    Genealogical discoveries with a little help from above! Genealogy Today Jr.
    Designed to make genealogy understandable for kids of all ages. New Uploads
  • Fremont County, Co. Marriages by Groom by Bride
  • Oliver County Cems
    North Dakota
    ... Getting Started Whether you’ve been working on your family history for several years or just getting started, Genealogy Today has resources to help you with your research. Family History If you’ve been researching your family tree for several years and find you’re more interested in knowing about the details of recent generations, this section is for you! Research Tools This area is designed for individuals who have been working on their genealogy for several years and are tracing back their family trees for numerous generations. Advanced Topics This area of the site is oriented towards professionals (including librarians and educators) and other serious genealogists.
  • 100. RootsWeb: Share Your Family History
    you are. Keep in mind that a large part of the fun of genealogy isthe relationships you develop with people along the way. Be kind
    Share Your Family History The primary purpose and function of is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on are designed to facilitate such connections. "But where do I begin?" That question is often asked by new users when faced with all the options available at The best ways for you to connect to others on are to make it easy for others to find you, ask for help, and give others help. This page will give you a brief overview of the many resources available at; and areas where you will want to contribute as your own research progresses.
    Share your Research:
    The hundreds of gigabytes of data on are a by-product of millions of online genealogists sharing research.
    • Submit records you have transcribed for inclusion in our user-contributed databases . Only a small fraction of genealogy-related information is on the web. Most is in the form of books, documents (many handwritten), photographs, microfilm, and microfiche held by tens of thousands of libraries, genealogy societies, churches, local, state and national government archives, and other organizations. Much of the best information is located in the attics, file cabinets, bookshelves, and computers of millions of individual genealogists. Upload your family tree to the WorldConnect Project , a database of family trees submitted by thousands of researchers. There are currently more than 263,313,078 ancestor names. With your family tree posted here, other researchers with common ancestors can find you.

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