02 October 2010

Search Your Family Tree

Most of us know two or three, sometimes four generations of our family tree, but tracing our ancestry back any further can be a little confused.  A great activity that can include everyone in the family is to trace your family tree.  Start with what you know - you and your family, your parents and possibly grandparents. Then go back further by asking older relatives for their memories.  You can use resources like ancestry.com.au to fill in more blanks or contact your local genealogical society for help. You can add as much detail as you like and go back as far at you like.  There are plenty of computer programs around that can help you put the information together or you can use a simple spreadsheet.  Once you've finished put it all together in a book for family members.

1 comment:

  1. Following up on the "Search your family tree" post, a fantastic site to look at for lots of free information is Family Search.
    So many new records added lately, start here before you go to a pay site. https://beta.familysearch.org/ or http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html

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