Research to identify your ancestors

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Join Genealogical Societies

(Note...see the very beginning of this blog for important steps on how to get started on your genealogy).

A county, state or national genealogical society usually allows member genealogists to profit from shared knowledge. Most societies own libraries containing large collections of journals and records of all types, such as original documents, artifacts, manuscripts, books, family papers, bibles, etc. Generally these collections provide rare access to information not available anywhere else.

By paying a yearly fee to become a member, you have the benefit of making queries to any of these societies and they will search information for you.

Join the society that is in the county or state where your ancestors lived for many years.