Genealogy: Five steps to finding ancestors

10-15-2014 6-36-09 PMBy Barry J. Ewell

As a new genealogist, I felt like a bee jumping from one flower to the next, searching for nectar. However, my mentor introduced me to a simple five-step process to discover my ancestors.

Step 1: Write down what you know.

What do you know about the person or family group? This step can take from a few hours to several weeks, depending on how thorough you are. I find that the more complete my understanding of the person or family I am going to research, the easier and more Continue reading