You might have heard and followed the good advice of genealogical experts: "Begin in the present and then work backwards," or "Write down what you know and then ask family members what they know. Keep good notes. Search online."
If you have begun researching your family tree, you may have already felt the tantalizing thrill of discovery as you glimpsed into the private lives of your ancestors. Quite possibly you have worked back a few generations and found relatives you've never even heard of. Maybe you discovered a family member who has contributed an artifact or two. You may have even picked up enough interesting family history archives and material to entice you into wanting more.
Then all of a sudden your leads tapered off. You've hit a brick wall; your next generation of research leads fade until they finally disappear completely. Genealogy facts and findings that once came easily when you found phone book listings of your grandparents or birth certificates of great-grandparents have now seemed to disappear altogether. Now what do you do? Where do you go from here?
The fact is up to this point the Internet has been a windfall to budding genealogists like yourself. You had to be retired or rich to conduct searches because they required travel to remote locations to find hidden genealogy related documents, and hours upon hours were needed to pour over the tiny text on microfilm. Now, family genealogy research can be done in the comfort of your home as you scan the Internet looking for clues.
In fact, thanks to the Internet, you now have access to census records and to bureaus of vital statistics to find marriage, birth and death, and baptism certificates. Now you can even locate documents from churches, schools and libraries, or quickly contact the various military branches to get your relatives' certificates of discharge. You’ve learned that once you have death certificates, it is easier to find leads to obituaries and cemetery records. The Internet also has old land deeds, school, and tax, and court records.
There are so many genealogy resources, leads, and a seemingly infinite number of records you can search to find significant facts about your family. The different paths you can take now to investigate your family's past history has greatly multiplied with archiving technology and the Internet. While all this information access is good, the nearly endless supply of resources available now can quickly become overwhelming. All of a sudden you realize the precious few hours you've allotted to your family genealogy project will take way more than time than you ever expected.
So, who do you turn to? At Your Ancestry Researcher, the genealogist experts know just where to look to help locate the family historical documents that will give you an accurate picture of your family's past. Our staff of genealogy experts set out to define the relevant details of your family's story. Family history research has become more and more complex; Your Ancestry Researcher is here to help.
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