Make sure you know everything about yourself first before
you ever go online, to libraries, or any other source to do your research. Take a pad of paper, pencils, tape
recorder ( ask permission first) and do an interview
with family or
friends. Start by asking the following people: parents, grandparents,
great grandparents, aunts, uncles and close friends many questions.
need to try to find out your ancestor's entire-name first, middle and last, birth
dates and their siblings' names, where
they were born, (country, city, township and county). If you can
find out their siblings name that is also beneficial. Knowing the siblings'
names will help you know whether you have found the right family when you are doing your
are the very first steps to a successful journey before you ever start your
genealogical research at libraries, courthouse or online.
your homework first each time you go and work on your genealogy is the
key to being a successful genealogist.