Researching Your Family History:

            How to Get Started…and Keep Going

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   Tid Bits
   Tips and Gotcha's
   Top ten myths
   Top ten reasons to do it
   Just for Fun

   An exercise using a pedigree
   Paperwork organization
   Preserving your records
   Labeling your records
   Maps and geography
   Old style dates
   Old style handwriting
   Tombstone reading
   Calculating relationships
   Family reunions

   Genealogical Programs
   Genealogical Numbering Systems
   Family Group Sheet form
   GEDCOM format
   Descendancy report
   Ahnentafel report
   Recap and Statistics
   The data pyramid

   Record types
   Vital and primary records
   Manuscript archives
   Censuses and the soundex
   Actual examples

   Where to do your research
   Kansas City area research
   U.S. GenWeb
   Recent immigrants
   Ellis Island
   African American
   Native American
   Hispanic American
   Asian American
   Recommended web sites

   Certified professionals
   Genealogical publishers/sellers
   Recommended books
   Publishing your family history
   Forms to use
   Dewey Decimal system
   Homework assignment

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   163,000 Place Names in the U.S. (1.42 MB, expands to 8.9 MB)
   15,400 Place Names in England (221 KB, expands to 2.65 MB)
   Family Group Sheet (FGS) form (45 KB, expands to 66 KB)

   Getting past research brick walls(1)
   Getting past research brick walls(2)
   NGS standards for genealogy

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