Advice for new family historians

Family history or Genealogy is a subject that many find fascinating and absorbing, but it can also at times seem somewhat frustrating. The internet is a great facility for the pursuance of research and also to find and maintain contact with near and distant relatives.

An excerpt from the novel by Richard Llewellen “How Green was my Valley” describes a dream which no doubt many family historians can relate to:

“I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me, those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front, to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes, were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning, and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father’s hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all up and down the line that stretched from time that was to time that is and is not yet, raised their hands to show the link and we found that we were one.”

So, let’s start you on your journey!

The advice section is broken down over four pages:-

  1. Genealogical Advice for Beginners – First Steps
  2. Documents & Records
  3. Social History & Genealogy
  4. Finding Your Ancestors – Tips and Tricks

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