Genealogy for Beginners

20 Family History Resources

Beginner's Guide to Starting A Family Tree - If you were to attend a beginner’s class on how to build your family tree online, it would almost certainly focus a lot on Ancestry.com. Classes for experienced genealogists would move beyond this to more obscure websites and specialized websites for certain types of genealogy. But, for beginners just getting started with conducting genealogy online, building their online family tree and doing it accurately are usually the main goals.

Find-A-Grave - A listing of over 160 million burial records world wide. Cemeteries and gravesites are organized by location, claim to fame, date and numerous other categories.

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy – A listing of sites to start your search.

How to do Oral History - Check out a comprehensive outline of the process of planning and recording an interview, including tips on how to ask questions, pinpointing problems, and self-evaluation.

National Genealogical Society - To serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.

Starting Your Research - The basics for starting your genealogy search.

Top 100 Genealogy Sites