Family History Resources

 

How to Get Started Building Your Family Tree

Getting Started in Genealogy ” put out by the North Carolina State Library is meant for those researching in NC, but has basic advice helpful for anyone just getting started exploring family history resources.

Your friendly local reference librarian. (Sorry, I don’t have a link.) If you’re truly just beginning, they are the best ones to point you to their getting started resources, both online and in print.

Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Centers:  Find the one closest to you.

Learning More about Family History

Eastman’s Genealogy Newsletter is full of info about genealogy and research tools. You can subscribe to the free newsletter or use the online archives to search for information.

Cyndi’s List is a “comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list” of over 300,000 Internet links to online genealogical research sites.

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Looking for Photos of Ancestors

If you share the same ancestors, most researchers are willing to share what photos they have.  One of the best way to find others that are researching the same family lines is through Genforum (free), where you can post queries by surname or county.  Ancestry.com, though a subscription service, also makes it easy to find people sharing the same family tree.

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 Tips on Archiving, Protecting, and Converting Family History Records

New York Times’ Ask an Expert relates tips from Bertram Lyons of the Library of Congress in Washington: Tips on Archiving Family History, Part 1

 

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  1. Hi Laura, I love your blog. It is well designed and diverse. My genealogy website started out as a hands on site for beginners. It has changed some. People were telling me they could not go to cemeteries or courthouses, because of being a care giver or disabilities.

    I have added more online plus links to other websites. One is for England “Genes Reunited”, which I have been searching for my great-grandfather. It is hard with a name of John Hall but still enjoyable.

    Website: http://www.genealogy-research-tools.com

    Carol Jean

    P.S. When it is breast cancer month I would like to tell my story and how my website kept me going.

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