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Genealogy: Home

In this guide...

Getting Started: Provides some useful information on how to start your genealogical research as well as good places to start researching.

Websites: Provides some websites that will be helpful to you as you begin your genealogy research.

U.S. Census: Helpful links to navigate the US Census.

Related Guides

Best Bets

Best Practices

Purpose of this Guide

The focus is on free resources available online, but also recommend resources that you may have to pay for access.

Organizing Your Research

It's important to find a method and a set of research tools that will work for you. It may help to keep a research log.

  1. Keep a separate research log for each person in your story.
  2. Make research folders on your flash drive for each person.  
  3. Keep documents for each person in your research folders. 

If you can keep an organized record of your research, you'll save time and avoid "plowing the same field," over and over. 

It also helps to have some "pre-designed" data charts, census forms and research guides.  Some of these forms are free downloads from the open web.

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