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Make a shopping list of the items that you need to buy.
Or use the shopping list
we have created for you.
together all family history items you already have.
Find a place that you can put a simple box to place
genealogically-related documents, pictures, letters,
and so forth as you find them. Make quick notes or list
of items that other family members might have in their
possession and place them in the box. The purpose of
this box is to have one place to find all your unorganized
in a pedigree chart with as much information as you
Write down your name and the names of your parents and
grandparents. Include birth, marriage, and death dates
and places if you know them. Add any information about
your great grandparents and other ancestors further
back. You will want to do this using a family history
management software if at all possible.
temporary holding containers for each of your 4 grandparents.
Divide up the items you found by the family surnames
of your ancestors and place in containers. Make sure
to use your grandmothers' maiden name as the surname
on their containers.
temporary containers such as shoe boxes or manila envelopes
with the surnames or last names on your pedigree chart.
Depending on how much information you have, you may
have a large, small or several containers for each family
for Father's Father
for Father's Mother
for Mother's Father
for Mother's Mother
your pedigree charts, and make family group records.
at what is in each container and see if you can find
additional information about births, marriages and deaths
of your ancestors. Using the information you find, add
any additional names, dates, and places to your pedigree
chart. Make family group records for each family on
your pedigree chart. If you have a computer genealogy
management program, enter your family information into