Getting Started at Genealogy Today I don't know where to begin on my genealogy Welcome to the wonderful world of genealogy. Whether you've been working on your family history for several years or just getting started, Genealogy Today has resources to help you with your research.
by Christine Sievers Most Recent Articles Two metaphors come to mind for genealogical research. One is a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces were scattered around the room. Where's MY Family Tree? - A Newbie Column at Genealogy Today
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Genealogy, one of the most popular pastimes in the United States, is the study of the history of a family. LancasterHistory.org is the repository for resources, records and documents that reveal the details of families who lived in Lancaster County since its founding in 1729. These records serve as the puzzle pieces needed to see the picture of your family. There is always a professional staff member on duty to assist you in using our collections and help you put together the puzzle. Begin your genealogy with present generations and work back in time. One good way to start is to interview relatives. Genealogy: Getting Started
I was lucky enough to attend a great workshop this past weekend on Advanced Autosomal DNA with genetic genealogist CeCe Moore at the Association of Professional Genealogist's Professional Management Conference. Not only are the DNA testing companies updating the analysis tools that they offer, but a number of great 3rd-party tools are also available. These tools exist to help you learn something from those "cousin matches" by identifying and associating specific segments of DNA segments with specific ancestors. By comparing matching DNA segments you can sometimes determine which ancestor donated which particular segment.