Genealogy, or family history, is the study and preservation of our own past. Genealogists strive to identify and document relationships between individuals and generations; family historians seek to know and understand their ancestors by preserving and studying the traces they have left behind.
Most genealogists will tell you the process of learning about one’s ancestors, once begun, never ends. But a life-long passion for family history adds richness, depth and understanding, not only of our ancestors and the past, but of ourselves and where we fit into the grand design of history.
Your ancestors are waiting for you to find them. So let’s get started! The following links provide tips and techniques for researchers at every level of experience.