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Get your facts

Interviewing your family members:

 

  1. Get the spelling of their first and last names.

  2. Where were they born?

  3. What is their date of birth?

  4. Obtain their parents name and date of birth.

  5. Ask them if their parents travel between states.

  6. How many kids do they have? Ask for their names.

  7. See if they know their great grand parent's names.

  8. How many kids did your grandparents have? Ask for their names.

  9. Ask them if they were told if your family are Indians.

  10. Ask them if they were told if you are Africans.

  11. Did your family Immigrate/Emigrate to/in the USA : if so from where?

  12. What churches did they attend?

Follow the paper trail.

  • United States Federal Census

  • U.S., Voter Registration

  • U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules

  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index

  • U.S., Deaths and Burials Index

  • U.S. Birth Index

  • U.S., Marriage Indexes

  • U.S., Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty,

  • U.S., Find a Grave Index

  • U.S., Wills and Probate Records

  • U.S., General Land Office Records

  • U.S., Indian Census Rolls

  • U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men

  • U.S., Veterans' Gravesites

  • U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File

  • U.S., School Yearbooks

  • Immigration & emigration 

Take time to work with your family

Try to interview as many elders as you can.

Most of our Elders can't remember everything.

Ask questions like: "does this name sound familiar?

Did you ever travel?

Did you get married if so where?

When your elder says: "Your bringing up the dead" the question you

asked is too painful to answer. Ask a different way. 

Build your tree before booking a session:

Free sites:

https://www.familysearch.org/en/united-states/

Sites is free to a point

https://www.ancestry.com/

If you do not know where to start and you don't know how to make a tree:

Sign up for our: Genealogy Research Class

If you already have a tree made and you are stuck in a few areas:

Sign up for our: 2 Hour Record Search Consultation. We will help you locate your records and educate you on when it's time to travel to reveal more family history.

If you have already had a 2 Hour Record Search Consultation and need support. Sign up for a: 1 Hour Follow Up Consultation.

We also provide a YouTube Video of Family Tree: This is a summary of your family tree. You can use this video to share as a gift to your relatives to show them what you have found. Great holiday gift. 

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