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Before you start interviewing family members and researching at the library or on the Internet, it is useful to learn about principles and methods used by genealogists.

Get Organized

Ideas for organizing your research project.

Use Genealogy Charts

An introduction to standard genealogical charts and how to use them.

Start Your Research

Getting to work on your genealogical research . . . and things to keep in mind along the way.

Put It All Together

Resources for the next stage of your genealogy project.

Additional Resources


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