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Free Genealogy Sites

You know the old saying, “You get what you pay for”, which usually refers to the quality of inexpensive deals. Well, when it comes to searching the Internet for free genealogy information, this just doesn’t apply.

That’s not to say that pay-sites are a waste of money. You can often find what you want a lot quicker at these websites. But if you are willing to put in the time, you can find a LOT on free genealogy sites and databases. Going the free route is particularly appealing to those new to genealogy. (more…)

16 Dec 2012

Pedigree Charts

To follow with my ongoing organizational theme, here is the second of those basic genealogy forms that you will want to have on hand to keep your records on track: pedigree charts.

The family group sheets from last week, organize your information as a series of family groups. Alternatively, the pedigree chart follows your direct ancestral line (parents, grand-parents etc), and looks like your usual family tree format, with pairs of branches leading from one person over the generations. Siblings, cousins, aunts, or uncles are not listed, just parentage. Various formats will give you space to note down birth and death dates, and possibly more. (more…)

15 Dec 2012

Family Group Sheets

On another page, I discuss how to  organize your documents. So I really should give you the proper forms you need to follow my ideas. These are the family group sheets that I use to create an index on the front of each of my folders.

Unlike the tree-shaped pedigree charts, these forms are used to document one entire family rather than show a lot of connection with your other ancestors. They have the father and mother featured at the top, with their parents indicated. Then all of their children are listed below. (more…)

15 Dec 2012