Where to Start Your Family History Search

Beginners Guide to genealogy

http://biz.ipa.net/arkresearch/guide.html

A comprehensive site based on the webmasters book, Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research. Includes Home & Family Sources, Organizing your records, Using libraries and archives, how to find census’, military records, etc.

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Beginners Guide to Genealogy in Seven Basic Steps
http://www.heritagequest.com/genealogy/help/html/step_1.html

Seven easy steps to beginning your search! A must for beginners.

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How-to get started on your Family History

http://www.firstct.com/fv/pedigree.html

Useful tips on beginning your search, including how to search census, vital records, etc.

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DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy for Beginners

GENEhttp://www.ancestry.com/lessons/beginners/beginners.htm

Myrt/Pat was trained at the Washington Temple LDS Family History Center, and has completed extensive research at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the LDS Family History Library and the LDS Church Historian’s Office. In addition to her various online responsibilities, she volunteers weekly at her local LDS Family History Center, where she takes delight in helping others learn to trace their roots.

She offers 34 individual lessons for you to choose from!

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Home Sources

http://www.rootscomputing.com/howto/checkl/checkl.htm

Find your family history within your own home! Use this handy checklist to get started finding your roots right in your own home!

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Gengateway to the Web,

http://www.gengateway.com/mainsite.htm

Over 60,000 resources, online obituary, military searches, 150 query forum pages, vital statistics, newsgroups and mailing lists, historical maps and much, much more! I highly recommend The Gateway as a “springboard” into your searching and research! Family Surname/Homepage search – over 15,000!

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Cyndi’s List of Sites

http://www.cyndislist.com/

Cyndi has been at this for some time! She has amassed pages and pages of helpful links, all cross referenced and catalogued for ease of use.

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Roots Web

http://www.rootsweb.com/

Searchable databases, ships passenger lists, mailing list, and more!

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Ancestors Attic

http://members.aol.com/Tuffsearch/Genealogylinks.html

A very large and comprehensive site! It takes a minute to load because of its sheer size but the wait is well worth it! Search many different databases, check out newspaper clippings, maps and land info, how to tips and so much more!

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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