How to launch your search for ancestors

first_imgJOIN a local genealogy society or historical society. CHART everything you find. A timeline can prove or disprove information you’ve found. Source: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLOOK FOR a family Bible that records births, deaths and marriages. CHECK OUT local cemeteries for names on tombstones. LOOK FOR Census records online and in libraries and family history centers. CHECK FOR data at a local historical society. GO TO the courthouse and search for deeds, wills, court records and other data. You’re ready to start researching your ancestors, but don’t know where to start. Here are some tips from seasoned researchers: ASK living relatives where and when they were born, their occupations and marriage dates. Then ask for the same information about deceased parents and grandparents, including where they’re buried. SEND FOR copies of birth and death certificates for your relatives; these will show names of their parents and other information. CHECK newspaper archives for birth and death announcements. last_img

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