Are You New to Genealogy?

Welcome to the fascinating world of family history research! You can learn more about you, your ancestors, and why you are the person you are today.

Here is a list of articles from my newsletter that I think are the most useful resources for anyone who is learning how to find their ancestors:

A Genealogy Intro 

DNA Testing Kits: What Are the Privacy Risks?

Are You Recording Fairy Tales in Your Genealogy Records?

Family History for Beginners

Begin Your Genealogy Quest, an excellent tutorial for beginners found on FamilySearch

Beginner’s guide to family history documents, a video from

Genealogy Basics

Are You a Family Historian or a Name Collector?

Online Genealogy Dictionaries & Other References

Family History Guide

Free Genealogy Software

The Genealogy Library Inside Your Computer: How to Increase Your Personal Genealogy Library without Additional Bookshelves

Who Owns Your Genealogy Data?

Always Keep Backups of Your Online Genealogy Information

GEDCOM Explained

Ahnentafel Explained

“Second Cousins, Once Removed”, and More Explained

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Citing Sources

Using WorldCat to Find Genealogy Books

Beginners Guide To Genetic Genealogy (in 16 lessons) by Kelly Wheaton

In addition, you need to become familiar with Cyndi’s List at Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi’s List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.

What exactly is Cyndi’s List?

  • A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
  • A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
  • A “card catalog” to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
  • Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
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