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Genealogy Info

Top Places to Start Your Research
by Janice Nickerson

LDS FamilyHistoryLibrary website
www.familysearch.org
free website

About.com's Genealogy Site
http://genealogy.about.com
Great for product reviews

Ancestry.com
Subscription website

Genealogy.com
www.genealogy.com

Family Chronicle's Article Archive
www.familychronicle.com/researchideas
Good for how-tos.

Canadian Genealogy Centre
www.genealogy.gc.ca

Genuki
www.genuki.org.uk
For UK and Ireland

ProGenealogists - Resources
www.progenealogists.com/resources.htm
Professional genealogical research company

German Roots
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/
Researching German ancestors

Cyndi's List
www.cyndislist.com
Largest, most comprehensive list of links to genealogically related websited in the world!

The World GenWeb Project
www.worldgenweb.org
World-wide volunteer project.

LDS International Genealogical Index
www.familysearch.org
Free. Oldest digital database of indexed originalrecords created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

RootsWeb
www.rootsweb.com
Free indexes, databases and transcripts

Ancestry.com
www.ancestry.com
Subscription based
Largest commercial genealogy record site

Genealogy.com
www.genealogy.com
Subscription based
Less expensive than Ancestry.com and more focused

Get Nosy with Aunt Rosie
by Genealogy.com

Fertilizing Your Family Tree with Conversation

Oral histories are one of the best genealogical tools, and often one of the most overlooked. In our rush to find records and indexes, we sometimes forget that our living relatives are our best resource, not only for basic facts, but for stories and context that records can't provide. These basic tips can help you get started down the road to your family's story.

People say that talking to your plants can make them grow, and the same is true for family trees. While it's not always necessary to record oral histories to get the basic vital statistics about your ancestors, you may find that interviewing your family members provides some of the most interesting information about your family. Learning about hobbies, family traditions, and personalities can really bring the names in your family tree to life!

Making the most of your interview means keeping an ear open for good stories, and also asking follow-up questions on the details like dates and places. Below, you'll find some tips on how best to set up and record the interview, and some sample questions to get you started on the deeper roots of your family tree.

GOTO: Tips for Recording Oral Histories

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