Identify What You Know

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1 Use Appropriate Forms  
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:1.3 Pedigree Chart  
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Revision as of 23:23, 16 August 2009

Principles of Family History Research  >  Identify What You Know

Step 1: Identify What You Know.

Start by reviewing what information you already know. Record that information on appropriate forms and keep your records organized.

By the end of step one you should have:

  • Facts and information recorded on family group records, pedigree charts and, if desired, in personal and family history notes.
  • Organized copies of documents and family memorabilia.

Table of Contents for Identify What You Know

1 Use Appropriate Forms

1.1 Computer Programs for Generating Forms
1.2 Family Group Record
1.3 Pedigree Chart
1.4 Prepare a Research Log
1.5 Personal and Family History Notes
1.6 Suggestions for Recording Information

2 Recall Information

2.1 Types of Genealogical Information

3 Gather Family Information

3.1 Family Records
3.2 Family Traditions
3.3 Family Memorabilia
3.4 How to Gather Family Information
3.5 Requesting Additional Information from Your Family

4 Gather Low-Hanging-Fruit Sources

4.1 Online databases.
4.2 Family histories.
4.3 County, town, and village histories.
4.4 Censuses.

5 Record Useful Information

6 Organize Your Records