GENEALOGY




GENEALOGY

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH PROCESS

RECORDS IN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

GENEALOGY LINKS



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GENEALOGY




Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing
of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral
traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and
other records to obtain information about a family and
to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members.
The results are often displayed in charts or written as
narratives.

The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several
motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for
one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of
responsibility to preserve the past for future generations,
and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.




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GENEALOGICAL
RESEARCH
PROCESS




Genealogical research is a complex process that uses
historical records and sometimes genetic analysis to
demonstrate kinship. Reliable conclusions are based
on the quality of sources, ideally original records,
the information within those sources, ideally primary
or firsthand information, and the evidence that can
be drawn, directly or indirectly, from that information.
In many instances, genealogists must skillfully assemble
indirect or circumstantial evidence to build a case for
identity and kinship. All evidence and conclusions,
together with the documentation that supports them, is
then assembled to create a cohesive genealogy or family
history.

Genealogists begin their research by collecting family
documents and stories. This creates a foundation for
documentary research, which involves examining and
evaluating historical records for evidence about
ancestors and other relatives, their kinship ties, and
the events that occurred in their lives.

As a rule, genealogists begin with the present and work
backward in time. Historical, social, and family context
is essential to achieving correct identification of
individuals and relationships. Source citation is also
important when conducting genealogical research. To keep
track of collected material, family group sheets and
pedigree charts are used. Formerly handwritten, these
can now be generated by genealogical software.




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RECORDS
IN
GENEALOGICAK
RESEARCH




Genealogists use a wide variety of records in their
research. To effectively conduct genealogical research,
it is important to understand how the records were
created, what information is included in them, and how
and where to access them.



Records that are used in genealogy research include:

Vital records

Birth records

Death records

Marriage and divorce records

Adoption records

Biographies and biographical profiles
(e.g. Who's Who)

Census records

Church records

Baptism or christening

Confirmation

Bar or bat mitzvah

Marriage

Funeral or death

Membership

City directories and telephone directories

Coroner's reports

Court records

Criminal records

Civil records

Diaries, personal letters and family Bibles

Emigration, immigration and naturalization records

Hereditary & lineage organization records,
e.g. Daughters of the American Revolution records

Land and property records, deeds

Medical records

Military and conscription records

Newspaper articles

Obituaries

Occupational records

Oral histories

Passports

Photographs

Poorhouse, workhouse, almshouse, and asylum records

School and alumni association records

Ship passenger lists

Social Security (within the US) and pension records

Tax records

Tombstones, cemetery records, and funeral home records

Voter registration records

Wills and probate records



Genealogy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogy



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GENEALOGY
LINKS




101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free
http://genealogy.about.com/cs/free_genealogy/a/free_sites.htm

Access Genealogy
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/

ANCESTRY INC
http://www.ancestry.com

Ancestral Findings.com
http://www.ancestralfindings.com/

Ancestor Hunt
http://www.ancestorhunt.com/

Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.com

Ancestry Corner.com
http://www.ancestrycorner.com/

CENSUS BUREAU
http://www.census.gov



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Census Diggins
http://www.censusdiggins.com/

Census Finder
http://www.censusfinder.com/

CLASSMATES
http://www.classmates.com

CLIO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES ONFORMATION SERVER - GENEALOGY
http://www.nara.gov

CYNDI'S LIST OF GENEALOGY
http://www.cyndislist.com

EVERTON'S GUIDE TO GENEALOGY
ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

http://www.everton.com

Family History Forms
http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy/family-history-forms

Family Search.org
https://familysearch.org/



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FAMILY TREE GENEALOGY
http://www.tbox.com

Family Tree Place
http://www.familytreeplace.com/

Family Tree Templates
http://www.obituarieshelp.org/free_printable_blank_family_tree.html

FREE BMD
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com

Free Forms
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/freeforms

FREE Genealogy Forms
http://www.free-genealogy-forms.com/

Free Genealogy Forms
http://www.1stopfreeshop.com/genforms.htm

Free Genealogy Forms
http://www.progenealogists.com/freeforms.htm



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Free Genealogy Forms Downloads
http://www.obituarieshelp.org/genealogy_forms_downloads.html

Free Genealogy & Ancestry Search Engine
http://www.mocavo.com/

Free Genealogy Look Ups
http://www.geneasearch.com/

Free Genealogy Publications
http://www.archives.gov/publications/genealogy/free.html

Free-Genealogy-Search.com
http://www.free-genealogy-search.com/

Free genealogy search
http://www.myheritage.com/page/free-genealogy-search

Free Genealogy Search Engine
http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Tools/free_genealogy_search_engine.html

Free Genealogy Search Help
http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/

Free Genealogy Resources
http://freegenealogyresources.blogspot.com/



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Free Genealogy Websites
http://www.archives.com/genealogy/free.html

Free Tools, Forms, and Software
http://www.progenealogists.com/freegenealogy.htm

FREE PEOPLE SEARCH ENGINES
http://www.free-people-search-engines.com

GENDEX
http://www.gendex.com

GENEALOGY
http://www.familytreemaker.com

Genealogy
http://www.genealogy.org/

Genealogy Bank
http://www.GenealogyBank.com

Genealogy Databases (Free)
http://www.gedmagic.com/resources.htm

Genealogy Directory
http://www.genealogy-free.com/



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Genealogy & Family History Databases
http://www.genealogy.org/

GENEALOGY JOURNAL
http://www.onlinegenealogy.com

GENEALOGY SITE FINDER
http://www.genealogysitefinder.com

GENEALOGY SEARCH ENGINES
http://www.xroyvion.com.au/engines/genealogy/index.html

GenfoSearch
http://www.ovs-genealogy.com/software/genfosearch.shtml

HALL OF NAMES INTERNATIONAL
http://www.infokey.com/hall/welcome.htm

JEWISHGEN THE HOME OF JEWISH GENEALOGY
http://www.jewishgen.org

LAST NAME MEANING AND ORIGAN
http://www.lastnamemeaningorigin.com

Legacy Tree Genealogy
http://www.legacytree.com/genhelp/help_index.html



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MCCULLOUGH GENEALOGY
http://www.mcculloughgenealogy.com

My Heritage.com
http://www.myheritage.com/research

Olive Tree Genealogy
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/

ROOTSWEB.COM
http://www.rootsweb.com

Roots Web.com
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

SURNAME WEB
http://www.surnameweb.com

THE U.S. GENWEB PROJECT
http://www.usgenweb.com

VIRTUAL RECORDS INFORMATION: U.S.
http://www.vitalrec.com

World Genealogy
http://www.archives.com/genealogy/free-world-genealogy.html

WORLD OF NAMES
http://www.world-of-names.co.uk



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