Beginning Genealogy


Definitions include:
  • Noun - A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
  • Noun - Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
  • Noun - The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.

Beginners Resources

We've found some links to genealogy websites that work well for those just starting out to research their ancestors.

Additional Information on Genealogy

These next two sites are meta-sites, with many links to good information for beginning genealogists:


Here are three basic forms to get started with, free to download:
Four-generation Pedigree Chart
Six-generation Pedigree Chart
Family Group Record for each individual family's records & history

No Guarantees

There is no guarantee that the information available at any genealogy website is either accurate or complete, and genealogists should take care to verify any information obtained by consulting additional/multiple sources.

Before You Pay

Many of these sites supply free information, but not all of them do. Read the information carefully before deciding if you want to pay or not. Happy ancestor-hunting!