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Getting Started Consultant

Your personalized, step-by-step guide for discovering your ancestors.

Answer the following questions about your level of experience
with family history, and receive a personalized, step-by-step report on what to do next.

1. Gather Basic Information
Do you know the names and birth dates of your grandparents?
Yes
No
2. Store Your Information
Where do you keep your family history information?
In personal Ancestry trees
In other family tree software
Elsewhere
3. Store Your Photographs
Where do you store family photographs?
In personal Ancestry trees
Electronically in other places
In photo albums or boxes
4. Search Historical Records
Have you ever looked for information about ancestors in historical documents, such as church records?
Yes
No

5. Search Emigration Records
Did any of your ancestors emigrate from Germany?
Yes
No

8. Contact Other Researchers
Have you ever contacted other family history researchers?
Yes
No

9. Share Your Information
How do you share your family history discoveries with others?
In personal Ancestry trees
Photocopies or e-mail messages

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