Family First is always the place to start your genealogy research. If you are a student, searching your family, start with your parents and your siblings. If you are an adult, working on your family start with yourself, your spouse and your children.
There are many social events in our lives where we gather with our families:
When attending these social events, like weddings, ask permission from all parties involved in the ceremony before the date of the event. Explain that you would like to ask for genealogy information and would also like to hand out 1 or 2 family group sheets to each family.
It is a good idea to bring along some of the genealogy research your are working on. Ask family members to fill in the group sheets as complete as possible and return to you, or you will be
happy to pick then up at their home.
Do you have older relatives? You might ask them if you could have a conversation with them at another time. If you have a recorder, ask if you can use it at the conversation as well as taking notes. Show them a filled out group sheet.
How about calling one of your cousins, who lives in another city or state one you haven't seen in a long time and ask for an update on his/her family.
If it is not possible to take some of the work you all ready have done, be sure to mention that you have started researching the family. Tell them about what you have done and what you
hope to accomplish with your family research. People usually get excited when there maybe a book in progress.
Check to see if another relative is working on the same line(s) you are doing. If yes, get together and share family information. 2 heads are better than one. Possibly you can go researching together. This makes genealogy research more fun.
All this family information will be great for the book you will create. You will become the favorite relative. Come and enjoy the ride along the genealogy trail.
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