So you want to discover more about your family? Here are some great resources to help you get started.\

Family Search is an outstanding, free resource that has a lot of information that will help you begin your journey of discovery quickly.

  • Visit their ‘Research Process‘ page to gain an understanding of the steps you should consider when performing your family history research.
  • Go to their ‘Learning Center‘ to view a series of 5 minute videos (scroll down the page and look for the ‘Beginning Genealogy Courses’ section)
  • Start searching for your ancestors in their comprehensive collection of historical records
  • They also host a comprehensive Research Wiki that has information about almost any genealogy topic or location.

Ancestry.com also has a lot of free resources available…

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nations’ record keeper.
The Archives Library Information Center contains a wealth of information to help you get started.

  • How to do genealogical research
  • Helpful genealogy sites
  • Resources around the world
  • Searchable databases
  • Ethnic Heritage
  • State Archives
  • Vital Records
  • Genealogy blogs