Begin your family history odyssey. What is genealogy? ; How do I get started? ; Balance traditional, electronic, and genetic research ; Analyze and organize your family information ; Place ancestors into context and locate their basic records ; Use census schedules and records to locate your ancestors
Expand your research. Extend your research with advanced record types ; Use the many types of military service records ; Understand and use land and property records ; Locate and use immigration and naturalization records ; Discover where to locate evidence about your family
Employ advanced strategies and electronic tools. Assess Internet websites to more successfully research your ancestors ; Research and verify your ancestors using genetic genealogy (DNA) ; Use alternative research strategies to locate difficult-to-find ancestors ; Incorporate social networking into your genealogy research.