Starting your Family Tree Ms.D 3 rd  grade 11/07/08 This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institut...
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Keep organ...
What type of tools would you need ?
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. “ The Kit” Noteboo...
Begin at the beginning This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Servi...
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Birth cert...
Is there anyone else? This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Servic...
Gathering Information <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Local Library </li></ul><ul><li>Local Historical Society </li><...
The Interview Process This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Servic...
Who do I interview? <ul><li>All relatives starting with the oldest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOURSELF! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Your Local Library or Historical society This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum...
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Census </l...
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ye Olde Handwritin...
Internet Resources This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>US GenWeb ...
Other places to look This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Court Hous...
When Researching <ul><li>Some information is not available either through destruction or because of privacy laws </li></ul...
Conclusion <ul><li>Now we know how to make our family tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about who you want to interview and wh...
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    1. 1. Starting your Family Tree Ms.D 3 rd grade 11/07/08 This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    2. 2. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Keep organized </li></ul><ul><li>Document everything </li></ul><ul><li>Use standard abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>Use as many sources as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Keep records of where you look even if you find nothing </li></ul>Things To Remember
    3. 3. What type of tools would you need ?
    4. 4. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. “ The Kit” Notebook Binder or file folder Interview Sheets Pencils and Pens Tape recorder Camera Charcoal or black crayons Plain white paper Bug spray Roll of quarters Dollar bills Map
    5. 5. Begin at the beginning This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Your family history starts with you!
    6. 6. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Birth certificate </li></ul><ul><li>School records </li></ul><ul><li>Church documents </li></ul><ul><li>Photo albums </li></ul><ul><li>Scrapbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your parents </li></ul><ul><li>Where have you lived? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have you worked? </li></ul><ul><li>Get a copy of your SS-5 form (Social Security application) </li></ul>Prove you exist
    7. 7. Is there anyone else? This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Is anyone in your family already researching your family tree? Will they be willing to share their information with you?
    8. 8. Gathering Information <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Local Library </li></ul><ul><li>Local Historical Society </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Other Places </li></ul>This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    9. 9. The Interview Process This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Tip: Always remember to be polite when conducting an interview. You are going to be asking some personal questions. You need to remember that and be sensitive to their feelings.
    10. 10. Who do I interview? <ul><li>All relatives starting with the oldest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOURSELF! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grandparents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aunts </li></ul></ul>This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    11. 11. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    12. 12. Your Local Library or Historical society This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. What kinds of materials are available?
    13. 13. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Census </li></ul><ul><li>Local Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Other Local records </li></ul><ul><li>Family history books </li></ul><ul><li>Platt books </li></ul><ul><li>Cemetery Records </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage records </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Property Tax records </li></ul>
    14. 14. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ye Olde Handwriting When looking at old records, remember that the handwriting may be a chore to decipher. Let’s look at examples on the following web page. Deciphering Old Handwriting - From a genealogy course taught by Sabina J. Murray http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html
    15. 15. Internet Resources This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    16. 16. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>US GenWeb Project </li></ul><ul><li>http://usgenweb.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>RootsWeb </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cyndi’s List </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cyndislist.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ancestry (subscription only) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Quest (subscription only) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ </li></ul>
    17. 17. Other places to look This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    18. 18. This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. <ul><li>Court House </li></ul><ul><li>Funeral Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Cemeteries </li></ul><ul><li>Church Records </li></ul><ul><li>Family Bible </li></ul>
    19. 19. When Researching <ul><li>Some information is not available either through destruction or because of privacy laws </li></ul><ul><li>Place names change, Borders are moved, Places are lost </li></ul><ul><li>Writing is sometimes hard to decipher and not always spelled correctly or even the same way twice </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Share if someone asks </li></ul>This project has been made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>Now we know how to make our family tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about who you want to interview and what questions you will ask. Take 3 minutes to think quietly of questions. Then we will make a list on the board. </li></ul>
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