How To Trace Your Family Tree
Wondering how to trace your family tree? Find genealogy how-to articles to successfully find your ancestors and build your family tree. Finding your ancestors does not have to overwhelming, but it does take time. Learning step by step is the key to successful genealogy research. Here at Are You My Cousin? you will learn:
- How to start your research the right way (Hint: It's with a plan!)
- How to progress your research forward
- How to find and use both common and uncommon genealogy records.
Genealogy may seem like a complicated process for the newbie, but the first steps - those beginner genealogy steps - are not. The first steps in genealogy are fairly straight forward and we'll get your started off right.
Embarking on a journey through time, we uncover the tapestry of our immigrant forebears' history. Ship passenger lists serve as time capsules, offering glimpses into their departure, voyage, and arrival. Naturalization records hold the key to their American journey, providing a window into their aspirations for a new homeland. Beyond official documents, we turn to the communities they forged, seeking solace among kindred spirits and forming networks that transcended borders. Churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship became beacons of familiarity in a foreign land. Newspapers of the era provide contemporary accounts, breathing life into their voyage. We scrutinize names, dates, and anecdotes, drawing threads of connection between past and…
Pre-1850 census records can be a valuable resource for genealogists, even though they only list the head of the household by name. With careful analysis, you can learn a lot about your ancestors' lives from these records, including the size and composition of their households, their ages, and their communities.
The 1790 census was the first census of the United States. It was conducted by marshals, who were required to visit every household and record the names of all free white males over the age of 16, the number of free white males under the age of 16, the number of free white females, all other free persons, and slaves. The 1790 census data was used to determine the number of seats each state would have in the House of Representatives. It was also used to allocate federal funds and to track the growth of the population. The 1790 census is a valuable resource for genealogists and family historians. It…