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Learn how to start your family tree! has genealogy books and step-by-step articles to guide your ancestry search. Be sure to check out our helpful classes for genealogy beginners. You'll find many video tutorials to help you use genealogy websites (including and research genealogy records. Make your family tree search faster and easier by honing your research skills with a self-paced class covering topics from censuses to vital records to exploring your Irish, German or African-American ancestors. Want the opportunity to ask questions and get help? Try the instructor-guided sessions of our classes at Family Tree University.