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Information on how to build a family tree. Includes links, examples, and video.

Information on how to build a family tree. Includes links, examples, and video.

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  • 1. Genealogy Virginia Waller virginia.waller@eagles.usm.edu
  • 2. What is Genealogy? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary genealogy is: • an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms • regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor or older form : pedigree • the study of family pedigrees • an account of the origin and historical development of something 2
  • 3. Why Research Your Family Tree? • Remember the past • Pass on knowledge • Reconnect with family • Inform Future Generations • Discovering Roots 3
  • 4. Where to start? Family stories Ask family members to tell you about events, people, and places. (Take notes!!!) Memories can vary from person to person as everyone remembers things differently. Office.com/clipart 4
  • 5. Family Bible People used to record births, marriages, deaths, graduations, and other important events in family bibles. These bibles are usually passed from one generation to the next and can be fragile. However, they can offer a wealth of information for researchers. Courtesy of www.flicker.com 5
  • 6. Check Records • Birth • Marriage • Death • Divorce • Church • Probate • Military • Census • Obituaries Images courtesy of bing.com 6
  • 7. Record Information: This can be done using a variety of formats! •Video Interview •Digital Recorder •Tape Recorder •Paper and Pen 7
  • 8. This short video clip explains conducting genealogy research at the National Archives in Washington, DC-The Archives, which has many different records to offer researchers. Michael Strauss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8sboL5a3Dw 8
  • 9. Family Tree Example 9 Courtesy of www.bing.com
  • 10. What Resources are Available to the Genealogical Researcher? 10
  • 11. Available Resources • Libraries • Microfilm • Microfiche • Newspapers • The National Archives • Mormon Church Genealogy Vault • Museums • Churches • Courthouses • Cemeteries • Family Records 11
  • 12. Online Resources • Create a family tree-Free http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder • Free genealogy websites available by state and county http://usgenweb.org/index.shtml • National Archives-Free http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/ • Genealogy Resources outside the United States- Free http://www.archives.com/genealogy/free-world-genealogy.html • Find a grave-Free http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 12
  • 13. Online Resources • Mormon Church (LDS)-Free http://www.ancestorhunt.com/mormon_church_records.htm • Ancestry.com-Subscription http://www.ancestry.com • IPL2 genealogy pathfinder (Internet Public Library)- Free http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48476 • Salem, MA genealogy pathfinder- Free http://www.salem.lib.oh.us/files/pathfinders/genealogy.pdf • National Genealogical Society- Subscription http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/home 13
  • 14. Sources http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genealogy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8sboL5a3Dw www.flicker.com www.bing.com www.office.com/clipart 14
  • 15. 15 Thank You for your attention. Questions?