Now that I have the time to spend, I would like to research my family roots. I know there are plenty of companies that provide genealogical information, some of whom advertise "free data" In most cases, the only FREE data after posting one's ancestor's name is "Yes, we have data on this person, now register (and pay) and we'll tell you". I don't mind subscribing to a service and paying for this info, but how do I know which of the many sites provide the most comprehensive data for the price of registering? To put it another way- who gives the most bang for the buck- birth, marriage/divorce, death records, etc.? I'd like to hear from folks who have genealogical research experience and compare their recommendations.
I have been working in genealogy for about eight years. I am trying to do about five different family trees. Ancestory.com is one of the best sites. But I will give you one tip. No matter what site you sign up with or go to - always understand that 90% of the time the information that is posted there is information that individuals have posted and believe that it is true. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isnt. Where are your ancestors from - what part of the country? If I know that I might be able to give you some ideas about where to start without having to sign up at a web site. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara
You can start in the local library where ancestry.com library edition is free. The library will help you get started. You get info about your family from the censuses. First of all collect every bit of info you can from your personal birth certificates etc. and take them along with you for reference. You need Full names, addresses etc if you've got them to make the search easier and quicker.
hi, i'm trying to find out more about my mothers father, Ernest Johnson. He was born about 1896 and married Ellen Lambert in 1915. i've gone a long way back assuming i got the right one but nobody seems to know what happened to him after 1945 when he walked out?
i really need help. im looking for any other members of my family, if there is anymore out there. my nans name was EDITH EBDON my grandads name was WILLIAM EBDON. my mums name was PATRCIA EBDON but now uses different surname as she has remarried. my dads name was GORDON OLIVER. dont no much about him apart from he is dead. and that he had a brother but dont no name. but can find out. if anyone can help me i would be most gratefull. no time wasters please. Maria Edhouse. (oliver)
the facts i have are my nan [mary fitzgerald]married my grandad[edward mcdonald] not sure of date or were took place then they went on to have 6 children edward,brian,martin,teresa,marie,patricia who all went on to have there own familys .my grandads parents were elizabeth and ronald mcdonald.he has paddy,ronnie,tony,lol,christie,betty,patsy who are his brothers and sisters who have also gone on to have there own familys.also my nan also known as molly mc had brothers and sisters who were in ireland and england wat i know of there names were joan bullock,jack fitzgerald,michael fitzgerald.please if any1 can help please do or if any oneknows of a company which can research family history n do my family tree and get me imformation please email it to me my emails email@example.com thankyou for your time anne-marie xx.
You dont say where you are located or where your grandparents lived? When I started my family tree I started with the local resources. Churches, newspapers, school records, cemeteries, libraries, local history books, tax and land records at the courthouse. Let me know where you are located and I will see if I know of someone in the area who does family trees to see if they can help. Email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara
I started in the library because it is free to research there. Your local library will tell you how to start. It is through Ancestry.com, library edition. You get information about your family from the censuses.
First, start with your own information, then go to your parents and get their information. Keep working your way back to your grandparents. It is also good to know where the vital records are kept in your county. Should you get "stuck" on one individual, go check birth, death and marriage records. Also search for land deeds to gather all the information you need.
I like to use familysearch.org and heritagequest, which you can use at your local library. There you will also find a "genealogy" section and may find a family file or books on your family surname.
Also, interview other family members, like an aunt/uncle or great aunts/uncles. Ask for old family bibles if any are available. Once you get this information, your search will be somewhat easier. Hope this helps.