Perhaps you're fascinated by the idea of learning about your family
history, but don't know where to begin. Maybe you've interviewed your
grandfather, poured over dusty records and traipsed through cemeteries. What
Either way, you're in luck. The Internet is an excellent tool for
researching your roots.
The search for information can seem overwhelming at first, but several sites
simplify the process:
Once you get the ball rolling, try more comprehensive sites. At
Genealogy.com, you can order family tree
software, read articles by experts, delve into an online data library
and find lots of tips. Their "Ask the Genealogist" column
clears up the mystery of the second cousin, twice removed. Visit
Access Genealogy: The Genealogy Web Portal
for links to a variety of information and records, including archives,
libraries, biographies, cemeteries and voting records. You can also start
your own MyFamily website.
This popular site from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints offers a robust ancestor search tool.
One of the most amazing things about using the Internet to research your
roots is the ability to network with other researchers.
FamilyHistory.com hosts over 100,000 family
history message boards devoted to surnames and other