Beginning Genealogy

Week 1 - The Process and Community


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The Genealogical Process

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Identify known family information:

What do you want to know?

Ask a question

Looking at your family tree there should be several last names available to you to begin your research. Pick one. It doesn't matter which one, just pick. It may seem weird but I always feel a sort of tug at my heart from one of the families. So that is where I start.

Be sure to keep a log for each question you ask

Become part of the Community

Genealogy Blogs:

Next Class

Tuesday, Sep. 30th, 7pm

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

Austin, TX


  • Collect your family sources from your home
  • Choose 1 question to pursue
  • Explore online databases and websites