Descendancy research is the process of finding all the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on) of one of your ancestors. Descendancy research is a great way to identify and connect with distant cousins, locate family documents and photos, share stories, and collaborate on research projects.
When doing descendancy research, begin by choosing one of your ancestral couples and identify all their descendants. Start with a couple four or five generations back on your pedigree who lived in the early to mid-1800s in an area with available records. You then locate that couple and their children, and then continue by identifying the children’s spouses and their children. Repeat the process for each of the children and grandchildren.
The following links will provide some excellent step-by-step instructions on how to begin a search for your descendants using the resources of FamilySearch.org.