Knowing your ancestry is more than just collecting names and entering them on a chart. It’s about discovering and telling the stories of those whose traditions, characteristics, and “Stuff ” we have inherited.
“Let’s Get Started” steps the beginning genealogist through the basic understandings of the language, processes and practicalities of searching for your family roots. While it is an accompaniment to the “Family History; A Different Focus Workshops’, the workbook stands alone as an invaluable guide to the how, when, where, what and why of Family History for the beginner.
- Family History or Genealogy? Is there a difference?
- Family Trees – ancestor or descendants? How reliable is someone else’s tree?
- Becoming a Family Detective
- Basic Principles of research
- Getting started – Hatches, matches and despatches. Using online services without spending a fortune.
- Evidence – what is it? How to know if it is reliable.
- Search tips – how to create a successful online search question.
- Brick walls – how to bring them down.
- Useful repositories of vital records
- Other resources
Christine Sutton has been a genealogist and family historian for over thirty years. She holds a Diploma in Family History from the University of Tasmania, and qualifications in Education from several universities. With a background in teaching, learning design and course development for all ages, she has a strong commitment to lifelong learning. Now retired, she spends much of her time sharing what she has learned with those commencing their journey into their heritage.