Family History Forms, Getting Started in Family History

Keeping Organized at the Start

To keep track of the information I uncover as I search for a specific ancestor, I use a First Information Sheet, like this one from the BBC.

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This is great form for jotting down everything you know about a person, and then keeping a record of what you learn.

You know more than you think you do.  Start with yourself.  Talk to others in your family and ask for their memories of family members.  You might even find someone to recruit on your family history journey.

Oral family history stories aren’t always 100% accurate, but they may have clues to get you started searching4ancestors…