Excited to see how far i can trace my roots! Have some of you succesfully linked back centuries ?

+6 votes
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Any one have tips and advice , on how too trace your family tree?  I am new to this but am definitly excited and motivated to find aome answers.
in Genealogy Help by Meagan Macpherson G2G Crew (310 points)
recategorized by Lynda Crackett

3 Answers

+5 votes
Simple answer is "Yes", some have. Best tip, be cautious and thorough and cite your sources as you go. We all say that, but I guess most didn't start out that way. If your source is Mum or Dad say that, at least until you find the relevant documents. Document everything. Ask questions. There's a lot of help here. Welcome to Wikitree.
by C. Mackinnon G2G6 Pilot (271k points)
+7 votes
Just start with yourself and work back one step at at a time. Document your research and sources as you go along so that you will understand how you reached a conclusion when you look back at your findings later. You can find a lot of the information you need in vital records (birth, marriage, death), censuses, wills, newspapers etc.

If you tell us which part of the world you expect to be researching then someone should be able to advise you on the main sources for that area.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)
+3 votes
familysearch.org is a free site with extensive family history information.

Is one of these your ancestor?

Sharon L Lyons

United States Public Records, 1970-2009

birth: 21 October 1954

residence: 13 November 2000

Hazelwood, Missouri, United States

 

 

Sharon L Lyons

[Sharon L Lions]

United States Public Records, 1970-2009

birth: 11 September 1954

residence: from 13 October 1980 to 1 July 2008

Bellevue, Washington, United States

 

 

Sharon J Aldridge

[Sharon L Guy, Sharon J Lyons]

United States Public Records, 1970-2009

birth: 25 November 1954

residence: from 1 June 2000 to 30 December 2000

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 

 

Sharon L Lyons

United States Public Records, 1970-2009

birth: 1 September 1954

residence: from 30 December 2000 to 10 January 2009

Redding, California, United States

 

 

Sharon L Lyons

United States Public Records, 1970-2009

birth: 20 May 1954

residence: from 1 January 1998 to 1 January 2004

Tucson, Arizona, United States
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
If you know the location, state, county, and or city, it can help pinpoint the person you want to trace back.

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