How do I start my family tree?

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in Genealogy Help by Erin Killingbeck G2G Rookie (280 points)

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Start with yourself! Your name, date and place of birth, etc.

Then move on to your parents, their names, dob, marriage info, death info if appropriate, etc.

Grandparents are next.

Add siblings, spouses, children.

Then you probably need to start the researching process. Free places to go to include,, and a good old fashioned Google or Bing or other search. Look here (of course!) to see if your family connects with someone else's. No sense in re-inventing the wheel.

That ought to keep you busy for a while. Good luck and enjoy!


by anonymous G2G2 (2.8k points)
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Great answer, Kate! I just wanted to add that for privacy reasons, it is best to make sure the birthdates of anyone who is still living are kept private.
Thank you.  I am also starting out on Wikitree so this will be very helpful for me too

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