The genealogy sites above
provide an excellent starting point for
finding existing branches of your family tree online.
We recommend the following
We've searched the world to make connections.
As we've reached out, others have reached back. Branch by branch the
online community is connecting the limbs of one immense family
tree. As branches join and intertwine, family histories merge and we
begin to experience the shared stories that tie us all together.
Online Surname Discussion
One of the fastest ways to find existing material online
is to get in touch with other individuals currently
doing research on your surname. Genforum provides
an excellent online forum. Select the first letter
of your last name below to begin.
Kids love family history too. The book above is a great way to introduce kids to genealogy.
||Unpuzzling Your Past
If you've ever thought of finding your roots, Emily Anne Croom's is the genealogy
guide to get you going. She's got sensible chapters on how to get started, the
meaning of names, the difference between a family history of dates and a family
history of stories, how to gather sources, who to interview, and how to fit it all
together. Croom breaks the process into bite-sized pieces to turn it into a fun
project that takes shape and grows with each new family scrap.