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Your Lineage is Out There: A Few Helpful Methods to Find Your Family Members

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Millions of Americans embark on a family search with the hopes of connecting or reconnection with long-lost family members or of finding out more about their heritage. If you are one of these people, you should know that there are a multitude of methods that you can employ in order to perform a comprehensive family search. Here is a brief overview of some of these methods:

Family Records

Check with your state or local government to obtain family records. Most governments keep detailed family records in their archives. If you think that your family has been in a certain region for any given amount of time, then it might be a good idea to begin your search with a look into these records. Try to obtain names for both the maternal and paternal sides of your family as far back as you can. The more information that you have going into the search, the better.

Use the Internet

The Internet is one of the most popular means of performing a family search. Using your family names and general regions, chances are good that you will be able to find out a multitude of information using the Internet. Be sure that you double check the names that come back though; not all families have very original names (such as Smith or Jones.)

Ask for Stories from Older Family Members

Often, the best resource for information about your family will come from stories and records held by older family members. Years ago, family heritage was passed down through ...

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