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Family History Guide


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This guide is designed to provide guidance to searching for family history.

There are suggestions for resources from other institutions and organisations either online or in physical form.

This guide does not provide a full list of resources available.

What is your goal?

Before starting to search for information for family history you need to have an idea about what you want to produce. This can change over time to reflect what you discover or are interested in however it will help you focus your efforts.

Ask yourself - Do you want to:

  • Produce a "Family Tree", following a line of ancestors back through time?
  • Produce an "Extended Family Tree", showing all of the descendants of a particular ancestor?
  • Produce an "Ancestry Chart", showing all of your ancestors through every line?

(For more information of these, see the section on Organising Your Reseach).

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