Getting Started


So, where do you start on your family tree? With yourself, of course. Then your parents. In order to do that you need to know who they are. You may be able to go to the courthouse in the county where you were born and get your records. Some states even let you do it online.

I was fortunate and my parents had all of my records, including an original birth certificate with my bio mom’s name, in a box in the garage. I found it when I was sixteen and I remembered it so that I could maybe look for her one day. Which I did thirteen years ago.

If you get the names of your parents and you plug them into Ancestry you may get some hints. If you don’t, try Family Search. After that I highly recommend a DNA kit. It can really help to open doors for you. I’m currently waiting for mine to show up.


I hope that you have found this helpful. Please let me know below!


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