Search Your House for Heirlooms
There's no place like home for starting your family history research. Here's how to use what you find around the house—letters, photos, scrapbooks and souvenirs—to unlock the mysteries of your past.

Think of looking for home sources as a genealogical scavenger hunt. All these family history items give information about you, your children, your parents or other relatives—how many can you find?

  • birth certificates and baby books
  • baptism and confirmation certificates