Beginning Family History Research



The Internet’s ability to track and store an immense volume of content has made genealogy research more efficient and effective than ever. Online resources for tracing family history have never been so accessible or so comprehensive. Use the recommended links in this guide to discover, organize and share information about your family background.

Beginning Family History Research

Not sure where to begin your research? This section of the guide helps you narrow your family history search by showing you how to find specific details that make tracking your family members easier.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Before you start searching for information online, ask your family members what details they know about your genealogical history. You may discover valuable pieces of information that can aid your research.
  • Genealogy searches can be an effective way to look up information about your family’s medical history. Visit My Family Health Portrait, a tool provided by the U.S. Surgeon General, to track your family's health history and figure out how to approach disease prevention.

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