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Free Family Tree - Trace Your Roots

Updated on September 30, 2009

Tracing your family's history, geneaology or personal broody roots, should be a passion devoid of a pricetag. This lens strives to provide information which will help people trace their family history online - for free!

Geneology Question List

The genealogy questions you will want to ask your family elders are:

1. when they were born and where

2. where did they grow up

3. when and where they were married

4. what were their parents names

5. when did their parents marry and where

6. where are their parents buried and when did they pass away (name of cemetery, city, state)

7. are there any other family members buried there or close by

8. who were their Aunts and Uncles

9. do they know when/where they were born, married, lived, buried

10. ask them who their oldest living relative is

11. make plans to visit this person as soon as possible!

Source

Free Family Tree Diagrams

Find inspiration, examples and templates to use for your own family tree diagrams.

Family Tree Diagrams from Google Image Search

Family Group Sheet Example

Where do you start? Right here.

FAMILY GROUP SHEET

Please fill out and return to (Your Name, Address, Phone, email, etc.)

HUSBAND:

Born:

Birthplace:

Marriage date:

Marriage place:

Died:

Death place:

Father's Name:

Mother's Name:

Other wives:

_____________________________________________

WIFE:

Born:

Birthplace:

Died:

Deathplace:

Father's Name:

Mother's Name:

Other husbands:

________________________________________________

CHILDREN:

#1

Name:

Born:

Birthplace:

Died:

Deathplace:

Marriage date:

Marriage place:

Name of Spouse:

Birthdate and place of spouse:

Deathdate and place of spouse:

Parents of spouse:

#2

Name:

Born:

Birthplace:

Died:

Deathplace:

Marriage date:

Marriage place:

Name of Spouse:

Birthdate and place of spouse:

Deathdate and place of spouse:

Parents of spouse:

If the parents had more than 2 children keep numbering #3, #4, etc.

You can than make a FGS (Family Group Sheet) for each of these

children with their spouse and showing their children

______________________________________________

(Do this for each child. Use additional sheets if necessary)

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      My grandparents over the last few years have really taken to charting our genealogy and they've got as far back as the 1500s down one line!

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      hallow 6 years ago

      Hi, this is a very good article you have on how one can trace family tree. I particularly liked the Genealogy question list. Many more people have started to show interest in finding out their family trees. trace family tree websites have grown in numbers over the years which is a good thing. Continue writing.