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Building the Branches of Your Family Tree

Family photos will help with your research. Credit: rick, Flickr Google the phrase "family tree" and you may be overwhelmed by what you see. Certainly, there's no shortage of sites to help you navigate through the world of genealogy. B...Creating a family tree can be a fun and meaningful activity.

Kids Can Help Create Your Family Tree

Let the kids help create your family tree project. Credit: joebeone, Flickr Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a fam...Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a family tree project?

Ancestors

An ancestor is someone from whom another person is descended. Two people have a genetic relationship if one is the ancestor of the other or if they share a common ancestor on their family tree. Establishing a connection to your genealogy is one wa...

Marriage Records

A marriage record is generally a copy of your marriage license, if it is signed by you and your spouse and witnesses. This paper certifies that you and your spouse are legally married. There are several instances when you might need a copy of your ma...

Family Tree Search: Finding Your History

Starting a family tree can be a rewarding experience for you and your family, but where do you begin? The first step is to gather all possible information about your family from your relatives, including names, relationships, birth dates, death dates...

Genealogy: A Brief Overview

Genealogy involves studying your family by tracing your relatives' lineage and history. This can give fascinating insight into your ancestors, such as their lifestyles, where they lived and their motivations. When researching your forbearers, you ...

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