How do I Start My Research?

Once you have chosen to look into your ancestry, it's best to do some initial research and note taking before you begin.

Sit and chat to any living relatives and ask them how much they know about your ancestors.

Are there any other family members which may have carried out some research previously that they would be happy to share with you?

There are also many publically available Family Trees online from various websites and you may well find some clues here.

You may wish to use Family Tree Software to record all of your research. There are software packages available via, many of which offer free trials so you can decide which one suits your needs.

Finally, keep an open mind, be thorough with your research and enjoy your voyage into your family history!