Wednesday, June 6, 2012

On-line Research Links

Rather than combine what others have already written, I've decided to provide you with a list of links, which probably offer some of the best beginner’s advice on the internet today even for the greenest family historian. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to beginner genealogy advice on internet, but I think it will get you where you need to be.

Where to Start When You Don't Know Where to Start from Gentutorials presented by Genwriters is a 10 step tutorial program.

How to Begin Tracing Your Family Tree by Kimberly Powell at Genealogy with lots of links to plenty of information.

A Guide to Research at

Genealogy 101 – at Rootsweb, while this article is 17 years old, it still has some good basics outlined for the newest of genealogists.

Researching Your Family Tree at is a self-paced tutorial for the beginner

An Introduction to Family Research - a self-paced tutorial from the Brigham Young University Independent Study program.

Genealogy from is a comprehensive article about what genealogy involves.
NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY from 1987 to date.  Some libraries carry this publication.  Borrow back copies or plan blocks of time to go to the library to read this publication.  It will help you no matter what family or region is present in learning methodology.

Most of these are free articles on the internet, you are not required to subscribe or pay a membership to view them, and they are all very sound advice. Some are quick overviews while many of the tutorials are great opportunities for more extensive learning.

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