How To Build A Family Tree

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How To Build A Family Tree

Building a family tree is a fun way to learn about your family's history and to preserve that history for future generations. It's also a great way for parents to teach their children about their family's ancestry, as well as to promote family pride. The good news is, it's now easier than ever to build a family tree – whether you’re gathering information about your family's past or organising that information into an actual "tree".

Today there are countless tools available to help individuals and families trace their family history and heritage. From online ancestry records to family tree sheets, anyone can now build a family tree in no time. However, there are some steps you'll want to ensure you take to make the process as quick and simple as possible.

You might want to start off with first-hand information, listing the names of everyone you know in your family's history. Next, get your family involved by asking them to fill in any blanks or make any necessary corrections to your own list. Keep in mind that it might be easier to track information on living family members than on relatives that have passed away.

However, there are also many reliable sources of information on non-living family members – for example, churches, libraries, or county and city records departments.


If you aren’t able to find the information you're looking for through these sources, you might consider conducting your remaining research online. There are now many websites dedicated to tracking people's family history and heritage, and which make building a family tree much simpler.

If possible, you'll want to cross check any facts you find online to avoid inaccurate entries on your family tree.

Last but not least, remember that a family tree can be more than just a list of names that link to each other. Try including stories, pictures, and first-hand accounts of family events as a way to enhance your family tree and make it more personal. Similar to online ancestry records, there are now various online tools – such as family tree templates - which are designed to help you organise and present all the information you find. You can always add to your family tree over the years, with major events such as births, marriages or deaths.

Once you build a family tree, you'll have a record of your ancestry that you can both refer to and add to, as well as something to pass on to future generations.

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