National Genealogy Day is March 12. It’s a great day to try a new hobby— discovering the origins of your family. Many people would like to try genealogy but have no idea how to start. There is a lot to know about family tree research, but here are a few important pointers:
- Know which records will provide you with the information you are researching
- Understand what records are available for the place and time period you’re searching
- Know where to look for the information you seek
To get started on your genealogy journey, try the following books:
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
The Handybook for Genealogists
The library also offers the following online resources:
Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only) - Search billions of census, vital, military and immigration records and more.
My Heritage Library Edition - A great place to start your research for vital records. A CPL card is required to use this service.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - Historic fire insurance maps.
Need more help with online sources? Be sure to check out this blog outlining a variety of online resources available to help you in your search.