Getting Started with a Family History

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Description: Doing family history is just that: it is history. The story of immigration and its aftermath is the story of this nation. You will find in telling your family stories a similarity with other families—families perhaps you thought you had nothing in common with before. In doing genealogy you want to do the easiest research first. But with documenting family history (both oral and written), there are always pitfalls. These stories can be as much a reflection on the teller as on the event.