Ellis Island Family History Day 2020 is on Friday, April 17, 2020: How do I find out my family history?


Friday, April 17, 2020 is Ellis Island Family History Day 2020.

How do I find out my family history?

Ask your parents and your aunts and uncles for any historical information.

Perhaps your great-grandparents had siblings who are still living.

Ask your parents where they grew up and went to school and church.

The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) has a website, www.lds.org that is one of the best concerning family history and genealogy.

Many public libraries have genealogy research desks. And the Ellis Island Foundation (www.ellisisland.org) has a huge collection of immigration records and ship manifests, online.

Also check Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com for help.

Also, www.cindislist.com is a great resource to start your search.

Good luck

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You kind find all kinds of information for free, but if you’re just getting started, before beginning an on-line search, gather up all the information you can from family members about your family history so you can narrow your search. A great site to help you begin learning how to research and organize the information you collect and gather is .

As I stated, there are many genealogical sites that are free. But, one thing you should remember about the information you find that others have compiled is – you must research the historical records for yourself for accuracy. The compilers’ may have just copied what others have found. Make sure the information is correct by viewing official documents, i.e., marriage, birth, census records, etc. yourself. Here are some very good free sites:

FamilySearch.org is a non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can also download free software that will help you keep your family tree organized.

. This site has been created by a group of volunteers that are committed to keep genealogy free and have provided a website for genealogical research in every county and state in the United States.

. RootsWeb is also a great site. It’s funded by Ancestry.com. It provides links to ton’s of additional sites as well.

. Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Genealogy Learning Center. This site has also has some great getting started tips and free downloadable charts and forms.

. Cindy’s List has just about everything from A to Z. I would highly recommend visiting this site.

. Is free, private and secure. You can create a web site, build and save a family tree, share photos and videos and much more.

. You can build your family tree and invite others to join via email and expand your tree. You can add photo’s and video’s.

. You can search for cemetery records. Pictures of actual headstones with names and burial dates are available for numerous cemeteries. Additional information is often provided.

. Many public records for various counties are available. I’ve been able to obtain copies of actual documents (without visiting the courthouse or paying a fee) for my tree. Even my marriage record is listed on my county site!

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