- Family and Parenting
Genealogy/Searching for your ancestry online
Grandparents I never found until it was too late
Finding Your family Tree online
Researching your family tree online is a great way, to find your long lost relatives and make great friends along the way. Some times the things you find out may turn out to be something you wish you hadn't. That's part of the fun in researching. There are many helpful sites with people more than willing to share their information with you.
Before adding any records remember to make sure they are a correct descendant by obtaining either birth, marriage or death certificates. If you add one wrong family member it could cause years of frustration trying to work out where you went wrong. And many heartaches in deleting a member that you have connected to other family trees.
Family Search http://www.familysearch.org/
This is a brilliant site. Click on the above link when it opens click on search. Fill in the details as requested: First name, Surname- You can do the same for spouse or leave that free and leave all selected to start, then year range, year. Select country, State, and then, click search. Check out each name, possible dates, etc. When you find one of interest, click on the name underlined in blue. When this comes up, check on details, then on family, if you need more verification click on pedigree.
These links are all worth checking out
Free BMD http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
LDS Family search http://www.familysearch.org/
These are a great way to obtain help from other people looking for their families. They will often help you and in return, you may find someone for them. Before registering with any mailing list, ensure that, your virus protection is up to date.
Roots web Mailing lists http://lists.rootsweb.com/
With these, you can type in the surname you are searching and leave a message with all the details. When someone else has or is looking for the same information, they will contact you.
Ancestry. Com www.ancestry.com/
UKBMD Birth, Marriages & Deaths. http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/
On this site, you can put in Christian name and Surname and date of birth and it will show all known possibly connections.
Australian Genealogy links
South Australia www.saghs.org.au/contact.htm
Australian family history and genealogy on the Internet.
S. West Western Australian cemeteries
Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc http://www.wags.org.au/
UK - ENGLAND LINKS
UK Genealogy .co.uk - The Portal for UK Family Research ttp://www.ukgenealogy.co.uk/
US GENEALOGY LINKS
Helpful sites- some charge a fee
Genealogy Help-list.This is a link with volunteers ready to help you search for your ancestors. Check it out, they also need more volunteers too. If you help them you will be helping each other to find your loved ones.
Final thought: - Do not leave it, until it is too late. Ask your parents about their, childhood. The schools they attended and how they met. Write their story of events down and any interesting times during their lifetime. Relive their life, with them.