Research And Effort Methods The process of learning about your family is likely to be one that offers several key searches. You’ll use a wide range of these methods to get to the answers you need. Types of relationships among your family ...
Research And Effort Methods
The process of learning about your family is likely to be one that offers several key searches.
You’ll use a wide range of these methods to get to the answers you need.
Types of relationships among your family members will include kinship to various groups or
A surname search is called a one name study which will only give you details about a certain
family name, passed down over time.
A small community, village or even church parish may offer help in the research methods. This
also includes a one place study, which is just a search of on location’s family lines.
Or, you can use a particular person to search for, for example trying to use your family’s history
to connect to another person’s family.
The truth is that you’ll likely need to go through many of these methods to find the answers that
you need. In many ways, it’s a process of looking where you didn’t know you needed to look for
answers regarding your family.
Even if your family doesn’t have any known connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, commonly known as LDS, you may still be able to use their records to help you to
learn about your family.
During the 1900’s, this group worked hard to create a program of moving all of their available
records on ancestry into the valuable tool of microfilm. They placed all records they had in this
medium, to safeguard them. In addition to this, they also created an index that was used to
keep track of all of their members.
These two undertakings were large, thorough and would become one of the best tools for
genealogical searches today. Today, these two projects have been folded together and are in
two databases that are readily accessible.
How To Uncover Your Genealogy
The International Genealogical Index, which is known as IGI, is a tool that can be used. It is a
transcription record of filmed civil and ecclesiastic records. These records have come from
various locations from cooperating local areas around the world.
The other database that you can use is known as the Ancestral File or just simply AF. This
database is used to collect the information about the member’s contributions over time.
So, how can these databases help you? First off, the IGI is one of the best records of old birth
and marriage records from the LDS. It has records of those that have been born, died and
married starting from well back to 1500. Most of this information is from the United States,
Europe and Canada.
Generally, information regarding members has been able to reveal quite a bit about family
ancestry from these resources.
How can you use the LDS’s collection of information? In Salt Lake City, Utah the collection of
these microfilms is located. The resources are located at the Family History Library which has a
vast collection of information regarding the entire society.
Yet, you don’t have to travel there to find them. There are branches (some 4000 of them)
around the country and world that can offer you help.
You can visit these locations, request information or even rent information for your on site
research needs. In fact, they have expanded this search ability to the internet as well. You can
visit the collection at this location at FamilySearch.org.
How To Uncover Your Genealogy
Creating A Family Tree
You have two options. First off, you can use just paper and your notes to create your family
tree, which will look like a tree with all of its branches. But, this is hard to keep organized and
can be a good tool if it is used correctly and managed.
The other option that you have is Family Tree Software products which can help you to
determine an effective, electronic method of managing your family tree. In a later chapter we
will talk more about how software can aid you in the process of uncovering your family tree. It’s
important, though to consider it as a tool for organization if not for finding your family members.
Placing the names of those people that you have learned about on your family tree is a process
that requires a good eraser. It will be fun to put the pieces together, but it will also be difficult to
Tips For Managing Your Family Tree
These tips will help you to get your family tree up and running. Your goal is to do the best that
you can to keep it organized, so that it is easy for you to use later.
Group each person by the family that they belong to. If they have more than one connection,
place these families near each other, and show their relation.
Group families by how they are related. If the two men are brothers, not