Eileen's hubpages on genealogy
Trace your family history through the internet
Years ago we had very little help in tracing our family trees. They had to send applications by snail mail. Waiting weeks or even months for a reply, only to find that they were not part of their family line after all.
Now it is much simpler with the aid of various web sites designed especially for this. Most of these have are very user friendly. Once you become a member ask questions. If you are looking for a particular family line, offer to share your information and receive help. Often by doing this you will find people that have done more research than you, which will save you heaps of research.
Do not give out all your information, until they give you a little in return. I found some people are take from you and never help you at all. So be wise.
Mailing lists are another great way of accessing information. Make sure your virous protection is up to date before you download information into your computer
How and where do I start
First, you need to write down everything you know about each and every family member that you know of. Genealogy-How to Find your Family History
Tracing your families health history
Hereditary diseases are passed on from one family member to another, from one generation to another. As children inherit the fathers blue eyes or brown hair, they can also carry their parent's diseases in the genes. Genes and chromosomes actually exist in pairs, and form at conception. These will form the traits in our children and their children.
Finding this information could save your life. How to trace your families health history
Creating your Web Page and Choosing a Domain name
It is not hard to to set up your own personal website and it can be fun and free. First, you need to choose a domain name. If you are using it for family history/genealogy, then you need the name to reflect this. Setting up your website
How to use and Research Family Historian Books
People have been researching their own family history lines for centuries. Therefore, there are all types of books printed to cater for this. You will find many to read at your local Family History Centres,each one will reveal a wealth of different information. How to use and research family historian books
Gifts for the Genealogists
What can you buy a friend who spends hours researching her family history? That's a good question. First, you need to find out what areas the persons family lived in or came from originally and the approximate year. Choosing the gifts
To find out where or who you really originated from and keep those records up to date you need to use genealogy software. This can be downloaded free from various websites.
If you go the one of the above links then click the back arrow at the top left hand corner to return to this page. Then click on another link. I hope you enjoy searching for your family history, be patient it may take awhile. And good luck.