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I Want To Do My Family Tree, Where Do I Start?

My Best Advice Is To Start With What You Already Know!

I'll briefly outline how I began my family tree, this may not be expert advice, but since I started off by knowing almost nothing at all about my family, I guess you could consider this lessons for the novice.

I knew my mother's surname, and my grandmother's married surname when I began my research. My mother never really knew anyone outside of her immediate family, and her father had passed away one month before she had been born.

Utilizing the knowledge my mother had from my grandmother and tales my grandmother had relayed to me, I began my quest to create a family tree.

 Each week I shall relay more information regarding my family tree and how I took, my mother's surname and created a tree with information concerning more than 1200 individuals, covering seven generations, one of which remained in Germany. 

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My Initial Progress

I began by simply writing down everything I knew about my mother's family. I started by purchasing the program: Family Tree Maker . I entered every piece of information I knew concerning my family, including my descendants. After inserting my information, I went to my mother, questioning her on family information. 

This is where things became tricky, for I now was learning that persons I had grown-up referring to as Aunt and Uncle, were not biologically related to me. Additionally, my mother named aunts and uncles, but did not know for certain how they fit in our family tree. Family Tree Maker offers an option called: 'add unrelated individual.' This way I was able to include persons that I thought were related, adding notes as to my discoveries, as well as being able to add persons that were truly biologically related, but not knowing where they fit into my family tree.

My list was growing fast, within a week I had nearly 100 persons on my family tree. The BIG question was: Where Did I Go From Here?

Bookmark this page so that you can check in on 4/22/2002 to learn the next step.

 

 

 

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GENEALOGY HOT SPOTS ON THE WEB:

NEW YORK OBITUARY LINKS

BUFFALO, ERIE COUNTY & WESTERN NY LINKS

SEARCHABLE GENEALOGICAL DATABASES

ELLIS ISLAND DATABASE

GENTREE

FAMILY SEARCH

INTERMENT.NET

More Options:

The Linkcentre Search Engine

Canadian Directory

EDITORS NOTE:

Each week I will add 10 new genealogical links to this page. I have found the Internet to be an invaluable source of generalized information, however, there is still a great deal of leg work that you will have to do on your own to complete an up-to-date, accurate genealogical report on your family.

At one time, I volunteered to conduct genealogical research in the Western New York area. Due to my leg injury/surgeries, I am no longer able to research at libraries, historical societies or cemeteries. I have however, associated myself with other area researchers. 

These researchers conduct research throughout Western New York. Most require a minimal charge to cover expenses. To request information email them at genfinderwny.

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