Research to identify your ancestors

Friday, February 8, 2008

Step 6....Research

Now you are ready to begin the research process to locate information about your ancestors. There is much....very much...information to be found on the internet, as well as in books, court houses, cemeteries, and funeral homes.

Internet research is fun and easy. 1)..Try doing a Google search for your ancestors name. Put quotation marks around the name so that it will narrow down the results and not give you lots of only first name finds.

While still in Google, 2)..type the name of the town and state that your ancestor lived, adding the words “vital records” after the place. Try experimenting on Google with other types of searching similar to these.

Whenever you find some information on any of your ancestors, be sure to record that information into your computer genealogy software program (step 5).

On my future posts I will also share with you some genealogy website links to help you in your researching of ancestor information.