Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy

You are now ready to begin!

Download and print the Family Group Sheet. Fill it out for your family and distribute it among your relatives. A side benefit to contacting relatives you have not seen in a while is resurrecting old relationships, and you will be surprised by the new ones you will make! 

It is good to keep paper documents and photographs in three ring binders, inserting them in plastic archival sheets first.

If you would like more assistance with your genealogy questions, you can email the library at with the subject line “Genealogy.”

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