do I start my family research?
Write down your name, your date and place of birth and your date and place of marriage. Next, record the following information about your parents: their names (always use a wife's maiden name), date and place of birth, date and place of marriage, date and place of death, and place of burial. Do the same with your grandparents. Continue back as far as you can.
Get in touch with your
living relatives and gather all the information from them that you can.
Take notes, or better yet, use a tape recorder if you have one.
When you have gathered all of this information then you will be better equipped to visit the Archives to begin your research. Go to the Family History page for further assistance.