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How to Create a Family Tree

Software programs can help in your family tree research. Credit: MCT
There are as many ways to make a family tree as there are types of families.
Thankfully, there are some universal basics to help you get started. First, you need...
So, you want to create a family tree? Learn how to get started!

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...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...

Birth Records

Public birth records, including birth certificates, are required to be filed by the government in every state of the United States. It is your right to access these records. There are many public databases of public records that, for a small fee,...

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...

Death Records

A death record is an official report that lists important information, such as the time, date and cause of death, about an individual. This record also includes the person's date of birth, marital status and occupation. This document is signed by a...

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...

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...

Gene Linked to Dad's Ability to Father Sons, Daughters

Do men determine the sex of their babies? This question is a little more complicated than the old "XX, XY" scenario. We've long known that the father supplies the sex of the baby to be in his sperm by providing either an additional X or Y chromosome....

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