Vital Events and Records Right from the beginning of your genealogical journey, you’re going to want to start collecting documents surrounding vital events. These are typically birth, marriage, death, and divorce records. As mentioned before, start backwards. Look for an ancestor’s death certificate (or information) before seeking marriage and birth certificates.
Do you have Civil War ancestors? If so, you’ll want to know about this new NC Civil War & Reconstruction History Center located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. I had the opportunity to interview Cheri Molter, an employee with the center. She explained that the center is collecting your stories for
Six W’s and How Genealogy Source Citations Will Work for You!
Research Notes are the backbone of your research. …keep your Research Notes in chronological order… It is the chronology, the facts, the sources, the conclusions of what you’ve discovered.
You’ll want to ask yourself, is it Fact or Fiction?
Stay organized using charts and software.
Learn how to research your family history.