Lost Relatives and Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide

Lost Relatives and Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide

“Collecting Dead Relatives and Sometimes a Live Cousin” and “My Family Tree is Lost in the Forest” are just some of the catchy slogans discovered imprinted on the shirts of genealogy lovers. These avid researchers are looking to fill the holes of their circle of relatives bushes. It’s paintings that most had been at for decades.

My wife and I wanted to get started out locating our misplaced spouse and children, however we didn’t understand wherein to begin. She had a binder complete of statistics that one among her loved ones had prepare, however aside from that, we had been the ones who have been misplaced.

We started out with the aid of going to the Genealogy library at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library, but you could also do that on-line.

The first step to finding your lost loved ones is to download all the facts that has already been compiled. We did this by way of the usage of the Ancestral File database this is listed at the sector’s largest family tree library, The Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. We remotely accessed the database and primary located my spouse’s statistics. We saw on her pedigree chart that some household had already compiled records on her mother’s line, but her father’s line changed into empty. After downloading my wife’s pedigree chart onto a GEDCOM file, we did a few research on her father’s line. The circle of relatives history representative told us that it’s possible that there was paintings finished on her father’s line, but it just hasn’t been linked to my wife’s file.

By typing in her paternal grandfather’s call into the hunt, we have been able to discover tons extra records. The representative instructed us that we had to download his pedigree chart, take it domestic to our pc and merge his report with my spouse’s report. That might associate all his records with my spouse’s.

The high-quality pc software for compiling Family History records is Personal Ancestral File (PAF) that’s presently inside the 5.2 release. The software is loose, so you should be capable of discover it in any search engine.

Check lower back again for the next installment on the way to address doing all of your own research.

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