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Tips for Tracing Geneology

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010 02:08 PM

Genealogy is the study of a family’s lineage (ancestral background). One could use genealogy to trace out a family tree or simply to find a person in a family’s past and connect him or her to other family members. Genealogy is an important tool that helps trace lost people and restore families that have fallen apart.

In the past, tracing family genealogy involved writing letters of correspondence to various countries. Presently, it can be done in just a few clicks, with the aid of the Internet — one of the most powerful tools in the world. A number of sites have been developed that trace genealogies around the globe, which make this process easier.

1) Refreshing Old Memories: Memory is one of the best storehouses of information and can be used to your advantage when it comes to tracing genealogy. In this regard, one of the most important steps in determining a family genealogy is to ask all living relatives to try and remember as much information about their families as they can. The information can include the place of birth, full names, and any record of their ancestry. One can easily find information pertaining to times when there were no written records through the stories that great aunts and uncles tell us.

2) Making a Database: It is essential to store all the information that is collected; names, places of births, and other little tidbits, in a proper and neat format. It is best to store the data digitally so that the data are not lost. One can easily secure the database so that no one else has access to one’s family tree track. Storing it digitally saves time and space and makes it easier to refer to later. The digital format also allows you to easily update the data at a later date. There are also a number of family genealogy trace software packages available on the market. You can buy one and simply type in the information.

3) Sharing the Database Online: This allows others to view the family tree and possibly contribute to it in case they have the same people in their family tree. This way, one may also be helping others track their family ancestry.

4) Free Family Genealogy Record Websites: Many websites allow users to see their genealogical index. They also maintain sites that list details of civil marriages, deaths, etc. for various purposes.




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