Gathering stories from close and extended family members is vital to finding missing links, or just to understanding an ancestor’s life. However, anything but firsthand or secondhand sources should be taken with a grain of salt.
Family history should be engaging–after all, these are our family members! They have such rich lives and beautiful stories to tell that they deserve more than only bare facts.
Some of these are common questions you’d expect from family history. In other words, they’re the easy ways to get names, dates, and places. But there’s so much more to family history than just the basics!
If you are an avid family historian, you probably look for ways to involve your family in family history. One great way is by doing family history crafts. Choose from any of these ten crafts to inspire a love of genealogy for your family and friends!
Do you ever find yourself thinking you have hit a dead end with finding new information for your family history? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, you are wrong. You might have already scavenged through diaries of family members for information, but have you considered speaking with your family? Your living…
Discovering your family’s history is a thrilling endeavor. Learning family stories, finding heirlooms, and discovering where you came from can link a person to their past and help them establish a brighter future. But as exciting as that journey can be, it can also be overwhelming when just getting started. Where do you begin? Where do you find information about your family, especially if many of your ancestors are already deceased? Here are some tips to help you begin family history.