DIY Family History

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Have you considered creating a family tree? If you’d like to figure out whether or not this is your kind of activity before committing to paid subscriptions, you might consider doing a little preliminary research at familysearch.org.

The site is one of the most heavily used on-line genealogy sites.  Family Search also offers personal assistance at more than 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries. Registration is free.

In the search section of familysearch.org anyone can look for records of their ancestor.  The family tree section allows a user to build his own family tree.

While the record collections are not as extensive as paid sites such as ancestry.com or findmypast.com, you’ll be able to search census and other vital documents. Census records contain lots of fascinating information. You may also find a user-submitted tree that includes members of your family. (Note: the user-submitted trees are best viewed as containing “hints”. It is wise to verify the information with your own documentation.)

Family Search is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Use of the organization’s resources is free and open to all.

For more information or for assistance with your family history, contact connie@familymattersguide.com /CC