Connecting to the past is a wonderful way to preserve the family unit and recording a genealogy is a way to start. The following step-by-step guide is full of tips for recording a thorough family history.
Online Genealogy Resources
There many different genealogy sites, applications and software programs available. Many of them are available to use free of charge. Enter family information as prompted and easily keep things organized.
The most popular options are:
Ancestry.com – The largest family history resource available online, ancestry.com also offers useful step-by-step guides when you get started. Benefits of this website include free videos, online classes, downloadable forms and a detailed research guide.
FamilySearch.org – This free site is dedicated to helping people find their ancestors. Many public records are available online and one of the best ways to start is by using the learning resources on Family Search. Seniors will also find hundreds of free articles, helpful guides, and free online courses for research challenges.