One thing to keep in mind through all of these steps is that clear notes
about everything you find will help you later. When you locate an old
family photo and get Aunt Clara to identify all of your great-grandparents,
take the time at that moment to make a note of their names and any other
information she can give you. Even if you tape record an interview, take
notes too, if possible ‚Äî your firsthand interview may
be a later genealogist's source material.
You've started out on a long and rewarding journey to find your family's history.
May these first four steps be the wind at your back, and be sure to check
in the sidebar above for more helpful articles about searching for your ancestors.
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