Genealogy is the study of your family’s history, which is a personal record of your ancestors. Through your research you learn about when and where they were born, who they married, who their children were, where they lived and worked, and how you fit in your overall family tree.
Learning about your family history usually starts at home by talking with family members and recording information about your ancestors. You may have useful sources at home such as birth certificates, obituaries, wedding announcements, a family Bible, etc. Read these documents carefully – you may find some information about that ancestor or relative that you didn’t know before. These documents may also prove or disprove some of those family stories you grew up with.
You may find that others in your family or extended family have already done genealogy research on your family. Don't hesitate to ask close or distant relatives if they have already started researching your family.
Facts and Tips
Network with other researchers.
A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of bounty land due to a person entitled by military service.
Everyone has two family group sheets one as a child with parents and one as a parent with children.
Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History by Megan Smolenyak and Wall to Wall Media.
Bounds are boundries used to define the extent of a tract of land in metes and bound survey. May include natural and/or artificial objects and adjoining tracts of land.
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