Ancestor Research

Doing ancestor research together is a great way to involve all the members of your family in a shared hobby. Ancestor research draws on the family knowledge and stories of the older generation, while younger family members can contribute useful computer and Internet skills to the ancestor research project.

Doing ancestor research together is a great way to schedule family time. Here are some ways that ancestor research can bring your family together.

Ancestor research starts at home. Even small children can ask Grandma and Grandpa for stories about their families, though they may need your help recording data. "What was it like when you were my age?" can elicit some memorable answers.

Make visits to local libraries, museums, and archives family adventures to pursue your ancestor research. Take family members of all ages to visit a local history museum, so older relatives can explain the common objects of yesteryear to younger folk.

When you know a little more about your family tree, plan vacations around ancestor research. Compile a list of houses, cemeteries, and places of historical interest connected with your family history. A trip to Ellis Island has much more meaning and interest when you know the names and stories of some of your family members.

Whether you're an old hand at ancestor research or you're just starting out, offers the chance to add entire branches to your family tree. You may find a lost ancestor or an entire forest of new connections. Share the fruits of your ancestor research with others who are working on the same family lines.

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