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Conducting  Research

 

Below are some tips that you may find helpful.

 

  • Identify your research questions. This will help organize your research 

  • Probate records, wills, birth/death certificates and  land deeds can be great sources of information 

  • Also, census records, newspapers, family Bibles, photographs, memorabilia, and church records can be great sources.

  • Military service records, pensions, and tombstone look up services 

  • Consider using a genealogy software and books to organize your research 

  • Document and source your research. 

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Talk to Relatives

 

Below are some tips that you may find helpful.

  • Set up time to speak with current relatives (grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents etc.) 

  • Interview neighbors and community members who knew your relatives 

  • Don't be afraid to ask permission to record research conversations

  • Identify key persons living that can share insight on the community at the time

  • Make drawing your family tree a family event or tradition

  • Prioritize your conversations with relatives to help organize your information.

  • DNA ethnicity test may also help you find distant or close relatives