What you will need:
On the family tree chart, fill in all the information you already know. (Use pencil!)
Next, talk to your parents, your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins:
As your family's historian, you will spend most of your time tracking down the records produced by and about your ancestors during their lives. Called "primary sources", these documents include birth & death certificates, family bibles, military records, and more. The following resources can help you locate these records:
Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: A Young Person's Guide to Genealogy
Revised: 24 March 2021
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