Step 4 - Research Your Family

We're Having Fun
This is where the real fun, detective work begins.  Families like this are biding their time on the other side, just waiting for you to find their records!

Now that you’re organized, have your browser set up, and have a smile on your face, it’s time for Step 4 which is: start researching your family.

To research your family, you’ll want to gather as many records as possible about each of your ancestors — or records that include your ancestors (such as a child’s birth or death certificate that would list your ancestors as the parents).

To assist you in researching your family and locating these records, you might want to consider the following:

Seven Amazing Research Principles

Handy Research Resources

To perform the temple work for an ancestor, you need:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Death information (if person was born within the last 110 years)
  • A Country for their birth, christening, marriage, death or burial
  • Enough information for FamilyTree to uniquely identify them (i.e., a date and place for either their birth, christening, marriage, death or burial; or the names and relationships of family members, such as parents, siblings, spouse or children)

The steps outlined below will help you find that information.

Details -- How To RESEARCH

Living RelativesInternetOriginal Docs

There are 3 parts to researching your family.  Here’s what to do:

a)  Living Relatives — Begin with yourself and your immediate family by recording information you already know. Look for important documents such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, and death certificates that contain names, dates, places, and relationships. Ask your parents, grandparents, other relatives, and family friends for information. Gather as much information from living sources as possible.

b)  Internet — Then begin to search the Internet for records that other people may have compiled about your family, such as published family histories, county histories, and genealogical databases.

c)  Original Records — Then begin your search for original records about your ancestors.

Next Step

Step 2.— Talk to Your Relatives


Helpful Tools and Links

Primary Sites and Links

Family History Consultants
Family History Workshop
FHC  HELP CENTERS   FamilySearch     Checklists and Forms
  Find A Record     Classes and Training
  Create Fan / Tree Seek   Find A Grave     Family History Centers
  Relative Finder   Find My Past
  Pandoras Hope Chest   MyHeritage
Family History Participation - 10+ %
    Research Tips
  All My Cousins   American Ancestors    
  Ancestry & Premium sites - Free   Geneanet       Software Programs
  Pueblo Family History Center  
    Website Guide
  Grandma's Pie     Family History Center Director  
  Genealogy Gophers     Stake Indexing Director  
  FamilySearch App Gallery     Stake High Councilor FHC Center
  History Lines  (Amazing)     Stake Presidency
  Sandbox - FamilySearch Training    
  KinMapper   TheFHGuide - FamSearch Training
Master Story Interview Questions   Download - Puzz-FAR form   FamilySearch Indexer    Pueblo Family History Center
      Family History Consultant     4720 Surfwood Lane
This is NOT an official site of the Church     High Priest Group Leader     Pueblo, CO  81005  USA
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   Food Storage Calculator   Ward Bishopric     FHC Phone:  719.564.0793


Copyright © 2013