Add amazing facts to your family history scrapbook by researching your ancestors.
To actually start finding your ancestors sometimes can be the hardest part. It can be an overwhelming task to get your fact-finding off the ground.
But follow a few simple guidelines and it will be much easier.
For lots more information about researching your family tree in the United Kingdom, visit Family Tree Resources.
You might think of organizing a family reunion so that you can collect information about your family and its history. It is also a great excuse to catch up with your family and have fun.
Here are some family reunion ideas for planning a successful event either through traditional means or by using the internet. You can also find suggestions for locations, themes, accommodations, activities, keepsakes and MORE at Family-Reunion-Central.com.
Next - Conduct an oral history interview with your relatives
Researching Family History Records Online
Keeping your information organised is important and it will also make your work easier.
There are a number of family tree or genealogy programmes on the market, so you might want to spend a bit of time finding on the one that suits you the best.
I like Family Tree Maker and have used this one since 2003. Since then there have been many improvements. The latest version is Family Tree Maker 2012.
I have used Ancestry.com extensively to do my family history research. There is endless amounts of information and is great value for money when you buy a membership.
Another great resource for researching information is
Display folders are great as you can see your information while you are looking for information. You may end up with a number of birth, death and marriage certificates, so it a good idea to organise them into folders for each ancestral line (ancestors of your grandparents or great-grandparents).
My Ancestry Guide is a great e-book that gives beginner's valuable information and tips to start finding your ancestors.