How do you research your family history?
Start with http://www.familysearch.org/
This site is a must for all who wish to do family History Research, however it must be pointed out that some of the information supplied may not always be correct and further research may be required if there is any doubt.
Another helpful payed for site is Genes Reunited where you will have access to many family trees. A downside to this site are the large amount of questions you will be asked from other contributers to the site. None the less it is well worth investigating.
The first step is to figure out what you (and other relatives) already know about your family and a good way to do this is to organize names, dates, and places on pedigree charts and family group records. You can learn more about these and print out blank forms at the website mentioned above. You can also download a free program called "Personal Ancestral File" from FamilySearch.org which will help you organize what you know in a database format. The next step is to decide what you want to learn about your family. Take it one step at a time, working backwards from what you already know. Choose a specific goal for one family and work on that instead of trying to find out everything about everyone all at once. Once you've identified your research goal, you will need to find resources that might provide the information you are looking for. For example, if you're looking for a death date, a death certificate or obituary might be of help. If you're looking for when your grandparents arrived in the United States, naturalization papers or ship passenger lists might be the key. The "help" sections at FamilySearch.org can assist you in identifying the types of records you might need and figuring out where to locate them. Also, consider checking out some how-to books for the specific countries you're interested in from your local library. Other "must-visit" websites include http://www.rootsweb.com/ and http://www.cyndislist.com/
There are a huge number of free online family history websites. Start by downloading a free genealogy database program. Do a Google search for "free genealogy software." Most of the commercial genealogy programs have free versions available. Then consult the free FamilySearch.org Research Wiki for specific instructions how to begin. The startup page of the Research Wiki has detailed step-by-step instructions.
If you are lucky, you may find that someone has complied a family history. Such a document might be in a historical society collection in the area where he was born or where he spent an important part of his life or where he had a significant influence on the community, or it might be in a local library. More likely, if you want a family history you will have to do the research yourself…
To find out your family history, you ask your parents, older brothers and sisters and your other relatives. Then you use the library and archives, as well as Internet resources. Do not expect to find it already prepared for you. Unless a parent or sibling did it already, you will have to do at least some of the research yourself.
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A very good place to start would be the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of the Later-day Saints), as they have a religious imperative to research their own family histories. As a result they put substantial resources into gathering vital records and other materials that are useful in researching family history. They make these collections available to everyone, regardless of religion, through the many Family History Centers, staffed by volunteers, that they maintain…
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"Your history" can mean: your personal and family history, like when you were born; parents' names; where you grew up; etc. your family medical history - diseases and conditions people in your family have or had your personal medical history - diseases and conditions YOU had or have regardless of your family medical history
Your personal history, you could talk to your family. People remember things differently, but you can usually get some good stories about your childhood that you don't remember. Your family history, you could also interview your family, but this time about each other, and about their own earliest memories. After you get what they know and you want to go further back, there are family history websites and family history centers in most towns (The…
Koch is not necessarily a German name, nor is it automatically a Jewish name. Many Jews in Germany have adopted or Germanised their family names. The only way to know is to research your family history. If you were not born in Germany, you are not a German. If your parents are not Jewish then you are not a Jew.
You are unlikely to find your family tree on line all ready to download and show around. More likely you will have to research your family history and create your own family tree. Then you will only need to reveal as much information as you need to help people help you find the information you want.
You know your ancestors because: you met some of them (parents, grandparents, etc) you were told about them by your parents, older siblings or other relatives you saw annotated photos of them in family albums you read a family history written by some other relative your did your own research and traced your ancestry through libraries, archives, and family documents.
Well that came from England in the 1789 and they were cotton famers. Answer I am not sure who wrote the above comment, but as there would be hundreds of Greentree's in England in 1789, you would have to have at least one christian name, and place of birth to be able to pinpoint the family you wish to research.