Genealogy - Unlock Your Family's Past
This is a simple step by step guide that will enable you to
start exploring your
family history. It's a fascinating and enjoyable hobby, which involves a lot
and accurate research, varying from family memories and photographs, to
looking through the various records that are available in local authorities'
You will need to keep your own accurate records. All of the information that
acquire will help you to produce a comprehensive picture of your family.
records will include family memories, photographs, birth, marriage, and
death certificates, and copies from the various records that are available.
a note of the source of your material, its useful if you need to go back and
again, and it prevents double-checking. You must carefully catalogue your
so that information is always readily at hand. Unless you are very lucky
your research will take some time, and your records must be well-kept
otherwise you will end up loosing something, so care is essential.
Any photographs that you borrow can be copied (with permission) and included
your final piece of work. Take your own photographs of family members, and
maybe where they live. You can also include a description of family life as
can be obtained
from the older family members. As you look through the records and locate
family graves, photograph them, and include a simple map so that others can
find them. All
of this along with the family tree gives an accurate picture of the family,
can then be distributed throughout the family to help ensure their long-term