Trace Your Roots: Find Your Family Tree

Your Search for Your Family History Starts Here

Learn how to trace your family history and find your ancestors with this introduction to genealogy research!

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Do you have a box of old family photos that you want to learn more about? Did you take a DNA test and now you are curious about finding out how those match up with all those family stories? Do you have a family story that you want to confirm and learn more about? 

You can find out, and the answers are closer than you think! 

In this course, students will learn how to start researching their family trees, from digging through those boxes in the attic to determining what questions you want answered about your family history. This independent study course will get those new to researching their genealogy research on the right track, avoiding many of the obstacles and mistakes people make when they start researching your family tree. 

Who will benefit: 

  • People who've recently found an interest in learning their family history
  • Those who want to find answers to questions they have about their ancestors
  • People who've taken DNA tests and want to know, "Now what?"

What you'll get: 

  • Three lessons designed to guide you through the first steps of researching your family history
  • Downloadable materials so you can refer back to them - even after your session has ended
  • Strategies and resources to begin your research

You will learn where to begin your search as well as set realistic, achievable goals. Along the way, you'll discover key strategies for recording your research and keeping track of the results. 

Course Outline

I. Building Your Family Tree: Where to Begin?

  • Start with you
  • What is a family tree?
  • Relationship charts
  • Pedigree charts
  • Forms
  • Source Materials
    • Interview relatives
    • Look around the house
    • Primary Terms

II. Keeping Track: How do you record info and manage it?

  • Online trees
  • Is there still a case for paper?
  • Research logs
  • Source citations overview
  • A 3-Pronged approach: Putting them all together

III. Goal Setting: How do you decide what to research?

  • What a good genealogy goal is vs. a bad genealogy goal
  • Break down goals into smaller parts
  • What do you know?
  • What don’t you know?

Estimated time per lesson: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R7008
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Amy Johnson Crow
Runtime 2 weeks
Skill Level Beginner
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