Family history can seem a bit daunting. We hear people say all the time that they want to do family history work but they haven't because...well it sounds like work. It can seem overwhelming and the most often heard phrase is "I don't know where to start!" Well don't worry. We've broken it down into 3 easy steps that you can do to get the wheel rolling.
|Miller/Swain "Family Box"|
|Miller/Swain Important Papers|
2- Embrace technology: Computer technology will make the sorting, storing, finding, analyzing, and enjoying your family history materials much easier. Software (both free and fee) are available to help you. One of the best, and free is PAF 5.2 (Personal Ancestral File). You can simply download it on your computer and your family tree is ready for you to enter information.
|Example of a Pedigree Chart|
PS if you have the means, a subscription to ancestry.com is well worth it, but you can certainly get started by utilizing he free search engines listed above.