Piecing together the history of your family can seem like a monumental task, but it can be lots of fun with the right preparation. By following these suggestions, you can jump start your genealogy search. You will soon be caught up in the excitement of tracing your ancestry.
Write down what you already know. Start a list of family information. Your mother’s maiden name, your grandparents’ names, birth dates of family members, and cities where relatives lived will get you off to a good start. Add to your list as you remember information.
Talk to family members. Ask your family members to tell you information they remember about the family. Your chances of getting a complete genealogy improve with each relative you ask for information.
Remember that this takes time. Don’t give yourself a deadline for finishing your family tree. Think of this as an ongoing project and add more information as you find it.