Mankind has always had a special interest in the past, especially family history. If you always wondered about your past, where certain family traits originated, or whether those stories about a royal line are true, you are not alone. Millions have begun searching their roots to answer these questions and more. Internet technology and DNA testing have provided new tools to help locate those long-lost ancestors and to document information uncovered.
The challenge is finding the right documents and compiling a well sourced family tree. This guide will get you started in the right direction with proven techniques developed over many years. Methods to organize and document your research. Census records, vital records, immigration and naturalization records. DNA and internet resources. Methods to publish your family history project. These will all be covered in detail.