Buckhurst Hill History

Tracing your family History 

It can seem quite daunting tracing your family tree.  Where do you start? What is the best way to find information? Will you have to pay a lot of money? Is it best to trace just one ancestral name line at a time or several at once? 

If you are new to tracing your ancestors you may want some help.  Forums are a good way of getting tips from others who have been tracing their family history, sometimes for years or decades.  Below are some free forums you may want to try.

British Genealogy  Rootschat  United Kingdom Genealogy 

Who Do You Think You Are  Family History Forum  Ireland Roots  Talking Scot 

There are also books, magazines, CD's & DVD's to help you get started.

For help getting started try:-

How to Trace Your Family Tree using the Internet 
(if your ancestors were from England, Ireland Scotland or Wales)

This  CD will help you to get started tracing your ancestors using the internet with guides to the most well known websites and resources available to you.

Includes chapters on searching for & ordering birth, marriage & death certificates, using census records and links to genealogy websites to help you find your ancestors.

If you are already or want to start using the internet to trace your ancestors try:-

One Stop Website Lists for Genealogists
(available for English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh ancestors)

The One Stop Website List for Genealogists CD Rom Directory containing links to hundreds of Free Genealogical Websites to help you trace your family tree.
Each CD is organised into counties for ease of use and includes FREE TO VIEW parish records & census transcripts, immigration & migration, maps, cemetery inscriptions, old newspapers & trade directories

If your ancestors come from further afield try

One Stop Website List for Genealogists - European & Russian Ancestors

Why not follow One Stop Genealogy on 
Twitter or Facebook

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