Genealogy Research Tips

 
Genealogy Research Tips
 
  1. List what you already know/start an ancestral chart
  2. Interview relatives and make family group sheets
  3. Find death records (e.g. death certificates, obituaries)
  4. Follow death record clues such as time/place of death lead to birth, marriage, other records
  5. Search census records. Learn where ancestors lived
  6. Search local sources (e.g. newspapers, local histories, property/land maps, court and church records, tax lists, wills)
  7. Don’t forget family histories, immigration records, ship passenger lists, military records