How to Start Your Family Tree
1 Start with what you know
- Start your family tree
using your parents, grandparents, and
immediate family members.
2 Struggle with name variations?
- Learn about Name Variations
and why your family name didn't change
at Ellis Island (learn the urban myth!).
3U.S. Military Records
5 Search the U.S. Census
- Newspaper archives
resources to find detail about your U.S. family history and
tales from Great Britain.