32916 How Do I Start

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Simple steps to begin your family history.

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32916 How Do I Start

  1. 1. How Do I Start My Family History?1. Write down what you know. 3. Search other sources.Start with yourself. Use the chart on Gather your records.the back of this guide to enter the Start with the records you alreadyfamily history information you have, and organize them in one place.already know. Explore online sources.If you do not know exact dates and Visit FamilySearch.org for free access places, estimate them. to family history records, guides, and resources. You will also find links to Circle any missing or incomplete other helpful Web sites.information, and decide what youwant to find first. Get personal help. Visit a local FamilySearch family2. Talk with your family. history center for free personal help and many other valuable services.Contact your family and friends. Center staff may also direct you toRecord any useful information and other local community resources.stories they provide. Find a center near you online at FamilySearch.org.Ask about copies of birth, marriage,and death certificates as well asjournals, letters, photos, and other 4. Preserve and share whatrecords that might be available. you have gathered. Your relatives and family friends mayFind out if they know other people also be interested to learn more aboutyou should contact. their ancestors and heritage. You can preserve, share, and donate your family history with the help of free software found at FamilySearch.org.
  2. 2. Great-Grandfather Name: ___________________________ Grandfather Birth Date/Place: ___________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Name: ___________________________ FAMILY TREE CHART Birth Date: ________________________ Great-Grandmother Birth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________ Marriage Date: _____________________ Birth Date/Place: ___________________ Father Marriage Place: ____________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date: _______________________ Birth Date: ________________________ Great-Grandfather Death Place: ______________________ Birth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________ Marriage Date: _____________________ Birth Date/Place: ___________________ Grandmother Marriage Place: ____________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date: _______________________ Birth Date: ________________________ Great-Grandmother Death Place: ______________________ Birth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________You Death Date: _______________________ Birth Date/Place: ___________________Name: ___________________________ Death Place: ______________________ Death Date/Place: __________________Birth Date: ________________________ Great-GrandfatherBirth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________Marriage Date: _____________________ Grandfather Birth Date/Place: ___________________Marriage Place: ____________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Birth Date: ________________________Spouse Great-Grandmother Birth Place: _______________________Name: __________________________ Marriage Date: _____________________ Name: ___________________________ Mother Birth Date/Place: ___________________ Marriage Place: ____________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Death Date: _______________________ Birth Date: ________________________ Death Place: ______________________ Great-Grandfather Birth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date: _______________________ Grandmother Birth Date/Place: ___________________ Death Place: ______________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date/Place: __________________ Birth Date: ________________________ Great-Grandmother Birth Place: _______________________ Name: ___________________________ Death Date: _______________________ © 2009 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Birth Date/Place: ___________________ FamilySearch is a trademark of Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Death Place: ______________________ Printed in the USA. English approval: 4/09. 32916 Death Date/Place: __________________

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