Researching your family tree is not a sprint, it is a marathon! There are so many things to uncover and discover and it really is a fun journey. And there is no time like now to start!
We have gathered a few tips below to get you started. If you have been digging into your family history, what would you include in this list? This is just a start, so please feel free to contact me with important tips from your vantage point! Please be sure to comment or email us ([email protected]) with your favorite tips so we can include them in this post!
Tip #1: Start with yourself! Someone in the future will be very thankful you wrote down the important information about you! If everyone before us would have written things down, we wouldn’t be busy searching for so much documentation!
Tip #2: Find a space for your genealogy things. Find a box, some file folders, and a notebook. Or dedicate a spot in the corner of a room so you know where the things are when you need them!
Tip #3: Interview family members who are still living! They may remember little bits and pieces about your family you have never heard before! You can use video, audio, or old fashioned paper and pencil!
Tip #4: Familiarize yourself with history. If your family came from in or around Hungary, you want to start learning about border changes. Take a peek at our upcoming Hungarian history class!
Tip #5: Is there someone in your family that has kept important information? Pay them a visit. Ask them what they know and if they will share any documents they might have.
Tip #6: Schedule regular time to work on genealogy. Some genealogy websites have a 14 day free trial. Before you sign up, make sure you have some time in your schedule to explore, gather some information, and have it in front of you so you can use make the most of your free trial.
Tip #7: _____________________________ [Fill in the blank] What is one of your favorite recommendations for those new to genealogy?
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