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.
Seven step guide to ensure you find all the clues about your ancestor in the cemetery.
Discover your Philadelphia ancestors and experience history in the virtual summer road trip through FindMyPast’s U.S. record collections! We are at our last stop 🚗on our Summer Road Trip through the U. S. records at FindMyPast! If you missed our stops in Cincinnati, New York and Baltimore, no problem. You can catch up here: What’ been your favorite destination so far? Now on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Let’s stretch our proverbial legs and learn how to discover your ancestors in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love! I’ve never been to Philadelphia in person, but it’s on my list of places to go! Actually, I had a trip planned in 2020, but,…
Avoid this critical genealogy mistake in your research. Learn how to find your ancestors, build your family tree and skip costly errors in your research. They say confession is good for the soul. Well, I have a genealogy confession to make….. I missed a critical clue in the search for my 4th great grandmother and a significant amount of research time pursuing the wrong family line or just plain stuck. Whew! I guess I do feel better. ? Here’s the background story….. Starting my genealogy research, I inquired of family of any information they could share. Turns out my family knew a lot through oral history. I quickly had the…
Everything you need to know to get the most out of your census research and find your ancestors. Your genealogy research will get a boost! Census records are some of the first records genealogy researchers begin with. Let’s face it. Finding your ancestor on a census record – or even yourself in those census pages – gives you a little thrill. It’s like a mini-version of the genealogy happy dance! Let’s get back to those census records for a little refresher. Whether you are a seasoned genealogy researcher or a brand new researcher, understanding the basics of census research is essential to finding your ancestors. While the examples in this…