Learn more about genealogy
- Findmypast.com in the Huffington Post
- Google your family tree
- Use census records for family history
- Free 1940 census records online
- Newspaper archives for family history
- Analyzing records for family history
- Name variations: tips & tricks
- The importance of citing your sources
- Connecting census records, passenger lists, and naturalization Papers
- Adoption records and genealogy
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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!).