Getting Started in Genealogy
So you want to find out about your family history. Maybe you want to learn the identity of your ancestors, find out where they lived and what they did for a living? Or maybe you’ve heard that your ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War or the Civil War? Or you may have
medical concerns and wish to find out about your family’s medical legacy. Curiosity, lineage, and medical history are all common reasons to take up the growing hobby of genealogy. With the sheer number of online resources at your fingertips, it's easy to dive in to your family history research without any formal training as a genealogist. Certainly you'll learn along the way, and devise your own methods, but it's also easy to become overwhelmed and form bad habits. Join NEHGS Genealogist, Kathleen Kaldis to learn the best practices of beginning genealogy and how to access and navigate necessary resources.