Genealogy and Family History
If you are about to begin creating your family tree, using either specialist software, a paper tree or are you putting together a family history album to pass down to the grandchildren you may be wondering where to start!
Help is at hand – there is a site which will guide you every step of the way.
If, however, you have already started researching your family tree you too will also find this web site of interest and helpful through the member boards, new contacts etc. You can also share your interests and know how with others and add useful hints and tips for others just starting their tree.
The site in question have kindly given permission for the reproduction of the information to get you started.
What is the difference? Genealogy is the study of our ancestors, usually through lineage, commonly the male line. Family history is about our recent past, the olden days, how our ancestors lived, worked and played. Genealogy on its own, for some, can become monotonous, but combined with family history it will give us an insight into how our ancestors lived. Using old family photographs can also provide useful clues. The quest for your past can be fascinating and rewarding. As a hobby, researching genealogy and family history can be fun, rewarding and compelling.
I hope this has whetted your appetite and you are ready to begin researching your family tree?