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Where Do I Start? A Brief Guide to Researching your Family History in Australia and New Zealand

Where Do I Start? A Brief Guide to Researching your Family History in Australia and New Zealand

Ref: UTP0010

Where do I start? is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions from people interested in learning more about their family history. The author, Shauna Hicks decided to write this research guide to present together in one place methodology and resources that she mentioned in her presentations to societies and libraries.
Using various internet resources you can usually built a family pedigree quickly going back several generations. Then you confirm what you discovered and spend more time filling in the details and getting to know your ancestors lives and the communities in which they lived.
It is definitely not all online and this guide highlights some of the archives and libraries that you will become familiar with as you research your family history.
As a beginner's guide it has been hard to keep it simple as there are just so many resources that can be used for genealogy and family history. While Shauna has tried not to overwhelm those just starting out, she has also tried to make people aware that there are many ways to research and record your family history.
It is a learning process and you will acquire new skills and knowledge as you progress. This book is the first step to discovering your family history.

Select timeline
Week 1 Look for home sources and stay tuned
Week 2 Build strong foundations - certificates, history and geography
Week 3 Has your family been researched by othrs?
Week 4 Flesh out the family using archives
Week 5 Flesh out the family using libraries
Week 6 Get help from genealogy and family history societies
Week 7 Discover more family stories
Week 8 Use social media to discover more relatives
Week 9 Write your family stories and learn more
Week 10 Overseas research

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