The genealogy hobby is certainly not a cheap one so please be prepared to spend some money. How much though is entirely up to you!
There will be documents to purchase, subscriptions to pay, and genealogy software as well. Plus other tools that you will need to chart your ancestry.
This section will explain and explore the many resources and tools that are out there. Both of these can help you trace and build your family history.
You can use one or more of these resources.
Genealogy Resources and Tools To Help YOU!
Each of the following sections provides reviews of products and services that will assist you with your research. And there are helpful guides and tips to be found too!
You Can Find Endless Resources!
There are many more resources available to you. You can get information from within your home, interviewing relatives, visiting local archives, or the family history society.
Let’s just take a brief look at each of the resources that are discussed on this site!
Available Resources Defined:
DNA Genealogy Testing
This ‘new’ area of genealogy research can help you to trace the origins of your ancestors. And you can also discover distant cousins as well.
Family History Books & Downloads
Guidebooks are a great way for you to learn how to use a particular site or software. They can also help you to know the basics of tracing your ancestors, and show us where you need to look.
Family History Magazine
Magazines also contain valuable guides and tips that are presented by experts in the field. We can certainly learn a lot from them.
Genealogy Classes, Courses & Programs
Similar to magazines there are classes, courses, and programs that have been created and are presented by experts.
Taking one, or any number of these can help us to trace our roots.
Genealogy Search Websites
These sites contain valuable records that connect us to our family’s past. They give us the clues that we can use to build our family tree.
An essential and powerful tool for any family historian which can make our jobs easier as we research our ancestry.
Genealogy Webinars & Podcasts
Another useful resource is not only presented by experts but also by the amateur family history detective.
You can certainly learn a thing or two from these people.
Historical Maps Online
Can help you to appreciate your ancestors’ migration and the distances they traveled to find work.
Historic Newspaper Archive
Discover the lives of your ancestors through the pages of an old newspaper. This resource can give you an insight into your ancestor’s life that you cannot find elsewhere.
The BOTTOM Line!!!
All of these resources are helpful to you as you find out more and more about your ancestors.
Speaking from experience you should understand them so that you can get the most from them.
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